Ernesto, Diana, and Tenoch Álvarez
This is the family. My wife Diana and our Boston Terrier Tenoch.
We grew up in Hemet/San Jacinto,CA but have been living in West Los Angeles ever since UCLA brought us out west. I love life in Los Angeles but Diana is more of a country girl so I got Tenoch for her. Not a complete solution but having the little guy around is lots of fun. She doesn't care much for the hussle and bussle of LA and wishes it wasn't so crowded, don't we all. We all hate the traffic here and have to plan everything around it. As crazy as the City of Angels is, I love it! The Los Angeles metropolitan area is made up of different people, languages, cultures, customs, backgrounds, and cuisines. Los Angeles is the epitome of a diverse, melting pot.
I guess I can say a bit more about ourselves for any of you that are interested. Currently I work at UCLA, my alma mater, doing neuroscience research at the UCLA School of Medicine. I've been doing that for about 4 years now. I found a more profound passion in linguistics, albeit I love science, and after our travels I'm pondering the notion of appyling to grad school for linguistics. Diana received her B.S. from UCLA in mathematics and has always loved children. She's been a nanny for the past four years to high end clientele, the famous hollywood type. There aren't many nannies out there who have a university degree, not just some college, and extensive experience. Diana's mother ran her own child day care for over 10 years in which she helped out on a daily basis after school. She has unbelievable patience with children and they're naturally drawn to her. With that said, it puts me at ease to know that my wife has so much experience caring for children so when we have our own. Don't get me wrong, I will strive to be the best father I can be and look forward to raising our kids together.
For now we're just continuing to work and saving our cash to head out on our round the world trip. We have a general itinerary as to where we would like to go but will just play it by ear so that we have the option to go wherever and stay as long as we'd like. The master plan is to be gone for about 10 months of which at least 6 we hope to be nothing but travel. From Southeast Asia to India to the Middle East to North Africa to Europe to South America to Cuba and conclude in México. Unfortunately, Tenoch will remain in California with family since he does not qualify for a passport even though he is a US citizen!!!