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]

hidden gems : salt lake city, part 2 [15]

Saturday morning we got up, went to The People's Coffee for pastries and caffeine, then took our stinky dog to get a bath. Some vacation, right!? Turns out after two weeks of being in cars and hotel rooms together, a stinky dog is less forgivable than it might have been otherwise. We dropped the dog … Continue reading hidden gems : salt lake city, part 2 [15]

bagels, bison, & breweries : fort collins, co & cheyenne, part 2 [13]

Let me begin this post by saying if you ever end up in Cheyenne, WY, you absolutely should go to Mort's Bagels for breakfast. While they aren't New York bagels (my NY bagel connoisseur husband would like you to know that), they are still delicious and a definite great start to the day. I had … Continue reading bagels, bison, & breweries : fort collins, co & cheyenne, part 2 [13]

midwestern cat wrangling: des moines [10]

"If I take one more step, it'll be the farthest away from home I've ever been." - Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring In this episode: the part of the country where we don't know anyone, bizarre American roadside attractions, lots of beer, and the joys of traveling with animals … Continue reading midwestern cat wrangling: des moines [10]

cat in a bag: boston, part 2 [3]

Thanks for sticking with me on that journey through the feels about Fenway. Onto the rest of Boston: the FOOD. After the game, we walked up to Cambridge - a beautiful walk on a summer evening. The view from the Mass Ave bridge is stunning at night. My iPhone camera certainly does not do it … Continue reading cat in a bag: boston, part 2 [3]

endings & beginnings [1]

When we signed the lease on this apartment in April 2015, it was the first time we had ever lived in the same state, let alone same residence. It was a blank slate, the brick walls and wood beams waiting for a new story to tell. And boy, did we give it some stories. We … Continue reading endings & beginnings [1]