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]

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]

quintessential Monterey : Salvador Dali and whale watching [22]

I really need to get better at maintaining consistency with blog posting for the grand total of the, like, three people who actually read this blog (hi Mom!). As promised...two weeks ago...here is a post about Dali and whale watching with a bit of car stuff thrown in. Okay, so, about a year or so … Continue reading quintessential Monterey : Salvador Dali and whale watching [22]

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]

if I never see another box again, it will be too soon [20]

We have had our things in our house for about a week and a half and I am still drowning in boxes. So - if I never see another box again, etc. etc. It is a little strange and surreal to be unpacking things into this house. Our apartment in Mystic was spacious, but moreso … Continue reading if I never see another box again, it will be too soon [20]

the lowcountry : charleston, tybee island, savannah [19]

Labor Day weekend this year found me trekking (back) across the country to attend a bachelorette party in Tybee Island/Savannah, GA. Which also gave me a great excuse to stop over in one of my favorite cities.        Charleston, South Carolina. Back when Max and I were in that weird stage of "talking" … Continue reading the lowcountry : charleston, tybee island, savannah [19]

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]

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]

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]