an anniversary & an engagement : paso robles [ 38 ]

Last summer, to celebrate our first wedding anniversary among many other wonderful things to come, we made the roughly 2-hour drive down to Paso Robles, California. Unfortunately for us, Route 1 along the coast south of Big Sur still wasn't reopened - but the good news for you, should you make a similar trek, is that … Continue reading an anniversary & an engagement : paso robles [ 38 ]

vegas, again: hoover dam & a weekend getaway [37]

So, we have a tiny little airport in Monterey that has regular or semi-regular flights to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, and soon-to-be DFW. We were looking for a short getaway for Memorial Day weekend, and the MRY-LAS options have a Friday flight and a Monday flight. SCORE! So that … Continue reading vegas, again: hoover dam & a weekend getaway [37]

a weekend in kansas city [36]

Guys, the Kansas City airport is literally the weirdest airport I've been to. It's in the process of being completely overhauled which really adds to the feeling of being in an ~alternate dimension~. We walked off the plane and basically immediately exited the airport. MCI is basically just a big circle that was clearly designed … Continue reading a weekend in kansas city [36]

Sunshine Blogger Award!

A million thanks to Kelly over at Poky Little Wanderer for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award! You are too sweet! 🙂 The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to and by bloggers for being creative, positive, and inspiring. I don't normally think of myself as those things (and certainly not all at once!) … Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award!

olympics, penguins, and plenty of debauchery : atlanta [35]

While we were in Knoxville visiting my in-laws this spring, we took a side trip down to Atlanta to visit some dearly missed friends. This was our third trip to Atlanta together - and I'm honestly amazed we survived the first trip which is still, five years later, our scale for how bad of a hangover you … Continue reading olympics, penguins, and plenty of debauchery : atlanta [35]

spring break!!! : knoxville [34]

Hey y'all! Remember me? Remember this little baby blog that hasn't had any new posts in a few months? It's been a whirlwind of a summer...I started my grad school summer classes in June, July was full of concerts and travel and weddings and engagements and general insanity, and then California schools start SO early, … Continue reading spring break!!! : knoxville [34]