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]

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]

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]

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]

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]

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]