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]

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]

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]

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]

an east coast girl in the wild wild west : cheyenne, part 1 [12]

  It took us 2000+ miles, but this East Coast girl who has managed to feel right at home in all the cities we've visited so far finally found one that took her out of her element. Cheyenne makes Mystic look like a bustling metropolis...which was incredibly¬†weird for me. I am a small-city-or-at-least-populous-suburbs type of … Continue reading an east coast girl in the wild wild west : cheyenne, part 1 [12]

nebraska adventures : omaha / lincoln [11]

Tuesday morning, post-cat wrangling, we thankfully had a short day of driving ahead of us. Our next major stop was planned to be Cheyenne, WY, but that's roughly a 10-hour drive from Des Moines to Cheyenne, so we needed somewhere to stop in the meantime. Enter Nebraska, a place I never thought I would be … Continue reading nebraska adventures : omaha / lincoln [11]

fun times in cleveland again! : cleveland, part 2 [7]

STILL CLEVELAND! Day 2 in Cleveland found us ready to brunch and bar[k] crawl with our friends and our dog. We went to Lucky's Cafe in the Tremont neighborhood, a hipstery farm-to-table restaurant that has been featured on Diners Drive-Ins and Dives (and no, we aren't purposefully going to restaurants featured on the Food Network, … Continue reading fun times in cleveland again! : cleveland, part 2 [7]