California: Day 6

Our final day in Yosemite. Well partial day, and our final full day in California. How bittersweet. How hard is it to leave the most beautiful place you’ve ever been? HARD! For the most part anyways, leaving behind those beds and the raccoon that woke us up at 3am attempting to enter our tent not…

California: Day 5

Today was probably my favorite day in CA so far. Likely due to the incredible amount of beauty I/we were exposed to throughout the day. Laziness kept me in bed until just after 7 (which I guess is kind early for vacation). Regardless, I headed straight to the bank of the Merced River for my…

California: Day 4

As I begin to write this post, I sit swinging in my hammock… something I’ve longed to do since I hung it up for the winter last October. Today was our first full day in Yosemite. And it was amazing. Adjusting to our new surroundings was a challenge. Sleeping was not easy to come by,…

California: Day 3

It just keeps getting better! This morning waking up in Grant Grove Village was a sure treat. This little cabin that we called home last night was just the cutest. After waking up, we headed to the restaurant for breakfast. A hearty one at that full of pancakes, eggs and bacon (which I’ve been craving…

California: Day 2

Y’all… Sequoia National Park is absolutely beautiful. After spending the night in Visalia, we headed into Sequoia National Park! Full of windy roads and beautiful scenery this place is breathtakingly gorgeous… and we could not have asked for a more perfect day! We started off visiting the Foothills visitor center, where we got some advice…

California: Day 1

All day today has been a little surreal. I still can’t believe I’m here! Today started with waking up in the Hampton Inn and the most comfortable bed… EVER. I slept so well last night. Likely due to the 9+ hours of travel time and the fact that my 10:30 flight arrival into LAX was…

#1: Travel to Another Timezone

As I write this, I sit in the airport – in Chicago. Therefore – I have officially traveled to another timezone. Granted, I’m in the airport; and can’t even see the Chicago skyline – but I can check off number one on my #thirtybeforethirty list! Snapped this shot walking into the Albany Airport back home……

The Time I Spent a Week at Lewey Lake

It has been well over 10 years since I’ve actually been on a real 7 day vacation.  And I am PSYCHED (yes I said that like the cheer) about this!

The Time I Should Have Flown the WHOLE way to Savannah GA

When one of your college roommates gets married, you do what you can to make it there. If you’re smart, you’ll realize that this photo is taken somewhere in the air between Albany, NY and Baltimore, MD – both of which are a far cry for Savannah.  But like I said, when a college roommate…

The Time I Drove Up Whiteface

When you’re single, and people tell you never do things alone because people will take advantage of you… it can be hard to have a life, especially when you’re independent and thrive on spending time alone.  And it only took me until I was 28 to finally say screw it… and take off on a…