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]

cross country travels: SFO and Charlottesville, VA [24]

The first weekend of November found us heading back east for a friend's wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia. But, of course, not without some delays... We thought it would be a swell idea to fly from the small regional airport in Monterey to SFO to catch our flight to Dulles Airport. Of course, we were delayed … Continue reading cross country travels: SFO and Charlottesville, VA [24]

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]

the brew crew : milwaukee [9]

Max and I like to do this thing where we last-minute decide to go to a sports event we don't necessarily care about whenever we are on vacation. We went to a Tampa Bay Lightning game in Tampa, a Preds game in Nashville, and this time we decided to go to a Brewers game. We … Continue reading the brew crew : milwaukee [9]

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]