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]

VEGAS BABY #slaycation2018 – girls weekend in Las Vegas [32]

As soon as we knew we'd be moving to the West Coast, my best friend and I started planning a Vegas trip. It's one of her favorite places to visit, and I'd never been before, so it seemed like the perfect destination for a girls' weekend. We went during Presidents' Day weekend, from Thursday until … Continue reading VEGAS BABY #slaycation2018 – girls weekend in Las Vegas [32]

food, drinks, & fun in the bay area / central coast [31]

The first quarter of the year (how is it March already!?) has led us on plenty of adventures in a nice couple of hour radius from Monterey. We've seen a bowl game in Santa Clara, explore a little bit more of San Francisco, saw another concert in Oakland, hiked - and drank plenty of beer! … Continue reading food, drinks, & fun in the bay area / central coast [31]

new york city, part 1 [29]

new york city, center of the universe... Oh, New York. I grew up in "upstate" New York - actually Central New York, but most people who don't live in New York (and even many who do) consider anything outside of the boroughs to be "upstate." False, y'all. But I'll spare you the endless details of … Continue reading new york city, part 1 [29]

thanksgiving in Los Angeles [27]

Hello friends! Hope you all had a good holiday season and a Happy New Year! I am doing some behind-the-scenes work to make this blog a better experience for readers and an easier user interface for myself, so bear with me as the changes come along. As I mentioned in my last post, we also … Continue reading thanksgiving in Los Angeles [27]

October roundup: San Jose Sharks, Laguna Seca, Mission Ranch, California life [23]

Hey y'all! It's been a while. We've been pretty busy, between things around Monterey and traveling a whole bunch in the beginning of November. Before I get into our November travels, here's a summary of our October adventures! First up, some sports. We are about an hour and change away from San Jose, and for … Continue reading October roundup: San Jose Sharks, Laguna Seca, Mission Ranch, California life [23]

local faves so far [21]

It's a little surreal to think about how we've been in California for close to two months now. It still feels like we just got here - I am definitely still unpacking. Oops? In the almost-two-months we've been in Monterey and the month we've been in our house, we have had some time to get to … Continue reading local faves so far [21]