nebraska adventures : omaha / lincoln [11]

Tuesday morning, post-cat wrangling, we thankfully had a short day of driving ahead of us. Our next major stop was planned to be Cheyenne, WY, but that's roughly a 10-hour drive from Des Moines to Cheyenne, so we needed somewhere to stop in the meantime. Enter Nebraska, a place I never thought I would be … Continue reading nebraska adventures : omaha / lincoln [11]

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]

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]

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]

fun times in cleveland today! : cleveland, part 1 [6]

Before we begin, a primer on the lovely city that is Cleveland, Ohio: I've been to/through Cleveland a handful of times, but not in MANY years. We have some good friends in Cleveland, so we figured we'd make a stop for a couple days to hang with them. Mostly because Max has been telling me … Continue reading fun times in cleveland today! : cleveland, part 1 [6]

skinny atlas & wango tango: syracuse, part 2 [5]

Good morning everyone! Turns out blogging from your phone on the road is hard so sorry for the abrupt end to the first Syracuse entry. My thumbs were starting to get sore. But we're back with more Syracuse adventures! On Tuesday, I had some errands to take care of, so in our various adventures around … Continue reading skinny atlas & wango tango: syracuse, part 2 [5]

hometown glory: syracuse, part 1 [4]

My roots lie deep in the soil of Syracuse. The shores of Onondaga Lake Park, wandering around Carousel Center, the Wegmans on 57. I haven't lived in Syracuse since 2011, but coming around that curve on 81 North with the city out in front of me has always been one of my favorite views.Max and … Continue reading hometown glory: syracuse, part 1 [4]

cat in a bag: boston, part 2 [3]

Thanks for sticking with me on that journey through the feels about Fenway. Onto the rest of Boston: the FOOD. After the game, we walked up to Cambridge - a beautiful walk on a summer evening. The view from the Mass Ave bridge is stunning at night. My iPhone camera certainly does not do it … Continue reading cat in a bag: boston, part 2 [3]

the fenway feels: boston, part 1 [2]

Boston. So many of my dreams involved Boston. Make Way for Ducklings is my favorite children's book. When I felt like my whole life was in a tailspin in 2011, Boston was the escape. It was so easy to imagine hopping on the 90 and driving east until the road ended. I applied to a … Continue reading the fenway feels: boston, part 1 [2]