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]

look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now : Los Angeles and HAMILTON [25]

...as you may have seen in my previous post, I've flown through LAX a bunch of times without ever having been to Los Angeles. I finally, finally got my chance to leave my footprints in the City of Angels. Rewind - as soon as we knew we would be moving to California, I started looking … Continue reading look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now : Los Angeles and HAMILTON [25]

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]

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┬ástill 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]

settling in : the beginning of monterey [17]

Hey y'all! Sorry for the radio silence. Turns out the actual moving part of this move has kept us pretty busy - not to mention two trips back out of state almost immediately after arriving in California (posts about those cities to come). We have been in Monterey for almost three weeks now, and just … Continue reading settling in : the beginning of monterey [17]

the long drive : utah/nevada/california [16]

We had been planning our drives pretty strategically, keeping the long days to 6-7 hours maximum, but we knew that would eventually run out. And Day 15 of the trip was that day. Our route for that day covered 550 miles, from Utah through the entirety of Nevada to Truckee, CA, on the northern shores … Continue reading the long drive : utah/nevada/california [16]