Maritza Ruiz-Kim

Artist, San Francisco Bay Area

Where we've been & Where we are

Over 1,200 miles driven in 10 days: a road trip with my little family of four Atlanta, GA-> Huntsville, AL-> Decatur, AL-> Franklin, TN-> Nashville, TN-> Knoxville, TN-> Gatlinburg, TN-> The Great Smoky Mountain National Park-> Cherokee, NC-> Chattanooga, TN-> Read more…


Accidental Tourist at IKEA

Another surreal thing happened to me today. GK and I headed out to IKEA Emeryville, and of course I loved seeing some Goteburg cookies and identifying with the place, not just seeing it as a brand name, and then reading Read more…


The View from Here

Contra Costa County Sigh. I am so happy to be home. At least I think I am. It’s hard to feel too much when I am so tired. So, even though I am stumbling through each of these past 3 Read more…


Home Not Home

I’m washed out and feeling like the day should be over when it’s 5pm here in New Jersey and 2pm back home. Just finished the most uneventful part of our trip, and now we are in Newark, New Jersey- the Read more…


To Sum it Up

We were all over Stockholm today. Only one full day (by ourselves) to explore the city since our trip here was minus 12 hours on our first day here from the travel set-backs. Storkyrkan: gilded worship Nobelmuseet: honored genius Kungliga Read more…


Can’t Have it Both Ways

I’m leaving this country that I love in two days. And I want to keep traveling. And I miss my kids. I decided that the ideal is being here for my total 9/10 days, then having my kids delivered to Read more…


A Swedish Wedding

almost ready to leave us, with picture shadow korean family on swedish coast father of the bride awaits here they come the joining of two lives with promises baby Jack is proud the groom with son the bride & groom Read more…


From Stockholm to Orserum to Granna to Goteburg to Ronnang Tjorn

We hope to take a train or plane back from Goteburg to Stockholm. It’s a long drive. So many people ride bikes in Stockholm as a matter of transportation. The most interesting is to see women 50+ in dresses riding Read more…


Coffee x2 and Awake

Leaving Stockholm for our two day journey to the west coast of Sweden. Descending on the lake from the back of the bride family’s summer house. The lily pads planted by the bride’s father. It’s 3:30 am Sweden time, and Read more…


The Other

The view from the tour boat, at Gamla Stan, where we are staying. I’ve found some terrible similarities at least when it comes to how people treat one another. I had no idea that the Swedes have an indigenous people? Read more…