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]

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]

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]

brunch, music, OAK/SF [28]

Early December finally gave us a little bit of downtime to relax and explore more of our own town. We are both big fans of brunch - brunch is my favorite meal of all the meals - so we'd been on the hunt for a brunch place that we could call "our regular brunch place." … Continue reading brunch, music, OAK/SF [28]

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]

meet me in st. louis [18]

Shortly after arriving in California, we turned right around and hopped on a plane to head halfway back across the country for a wedding. Which was a great excuse for us to add another state and a few more airports to the list. Our day began quite early with a 7:something AM flight out of … Continue reading meet me in st. louis [18]

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]

touchdown jesus and melty cheeses : south bend & chicago [8]

Friday morning saw us driving from Cleveland to Chicago. Because my family (except myself, naturally) is full of Notre Dame sports fans, I wanted to stop in South Bend to pay my respects to Touchdown Jesus: Max, a Purdue alum, was less than thrilled (thanks, babe, for being a good sport!) so I promised him … Continue reading touchdown jesus and melty cheeses : south bend & chicago [8]