vegas, again: hoover dam & a weekend getaway [37]

So, we have a tiny little airport in Monterey that has regular or semi-regular flights to San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Denver, and soon-to-be DFW. We were looking for a short getaway for Memorial Day weekend, and the MRY-LAS options have a Friday flight and a Monday flight. SCORE! So that … Continue reading vegas, again: hoover dam & a weekend getaway [37]

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]

spring break!!! : knoxville [34]

Hey y'all! Remember me? Remember this little baby blog that hasn't had any new posts in a few months? It's been a whirlwind of a summer...I started my grad school summer classes in June, July was full of concerts and travel and weddings and engagements and general insanity, and then California schools start SO early, … Continue reading spring break!!! : knoxville [34]

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]

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]

full of surprises: salt lake city, part 1 [14]

Where Cheyenne was disorienting because it was a pretty alien experience to me, Salt Lake City reminded me not to assume things about cities. I wasn't sure what to expect from Salt Lake City, and in my stereotyping brain I just sort of assumed it would be a pretty white-bread city with not a lot … Continue reading full of surprises: salt lake city, part 1 [14]