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]

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]

bagels, bison, & breweries : fort collins, co & cheyenne, part 2 [13]

Let me begin this post by saying if you ever end up in Cheyenne, WY, you absolutely should go to Mort's Bagels for breakfast. While they aren't New York bagels (my NY bagel connoisseur husband would like you to know that), they are still delicious and a definite great start to the day. I had … Continue reading bagels, bison, & breweries : fort collins, co & cheyenne, part 2 [13]

an east coast girl in the wild wild west : cheyenne, part 1 [12]

  It took us 2000+ miles, but this East Coast girl who has managed to feel right at home in all the cities we've visited so far finally found one that took her out of her element. Cheyenne makes Mystic look like a bustling metropolis...which was incredibly weird for me. I am a small-city-or-at-least-populous-suburbs type of … Continue reading an east coast girl in the wild wild west : cheyenne, part 1 [12]

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]