Sunday, June 24: Pride in NYC & Carnegie Hall

My eyes are tired, my feet are sore, my heart is full. I’m looking over at my mess of a suitcase, with a T-shirt strewn across the top displaying a unicorn shitting out a rainbow, and I’m wondering how my trip here is already coming to a close. The past few months have felt non-stop,…

Saturday, June 23: The Cloisters

On Saturday we met up with one of my brother’s friends and hopped on the train to the very upper area of Manhattan. The Cloisters, a medieval museum, is up there and they have an exhibit that was at the Met, called Heavenly Bodies that we were going to see. Fun fact: some of Harry…

Friday, June 22: A Day In Brooklyn

On Friday we had a relaxed morning at my brother’s apartment, and then headed out on a walk towards Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical gardens. One of the residents I work with lived on the edge of Prospect Park for years, and was excited to hear I’d be visiting the area. She talked up…

Thursday, June 21: New York, New York!

Happy, happy summer! I spent the solstice flying into New York City for my first visit to the city. I flew into La Guardia, which is really just the Akron/Canton airport with the addition of soldiers holding AK47s in the pick up and drop off zones. New York apparently doesn’t know how convenient it is…

Friday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day in Vegas

We said good bye to my parents and headed out of Zion park Friday morning. We were going to try to do a hike along the route back to Vegas, but missed the trailhead signs and didn’t feel up to backtracking. We decided instead to check out old Vegas on Fremont St. not thinking about…

Thursday, March 16: Zion National Park

After David and I planned our trip, we found out that my parents would be staying in Zion that same week. We decided to adjust our plans a bit and to head to Zion for two nights, so we could have a day of hiking in the park. Zion was new for both David and…

Wednesday, March 15: Hoover Dam and Valley of Fire State Park

We arrived at Hoover Dam Wednesday morning, right around the time it opened, so it was yet to be very crowded. Our first stop was the Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge. It was really neat to see the dam from so far above, although I did cling to the wall opposite the railing almost the entire…

Tuesday, March 14: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

On Tuesday morning we packed up our campsite and headed out of Death Valley back towards Vegas, with plans to hike and camp at Red Rock Canyon. Upon arrival, we stopped in at the Red Rock Campgrounds and reserved walk-in site 90, one of the last four available sites for the night! We headed into…

Monday, March 13: Las Vegas Strip & Death Valley National Park

It’s been awhile since we’ve been hiking, but March finally came and we went on our spring break trip out west! David went on a similar trip last year with his cousin, although we went to a couple of new places that neither David nor I had ever been to before on this trip. We…

Saturday, August 20th: Newaygo, MI & Manistee National Forest

Distance: 5 miles Difficulty: easy to difficult, ranging from flat to steep terrain Trail Surface: Dirt Land Status: National Forest We met up with our friends, Britt and Alex, for a relaxing weekend getaway to Michigan. The original plan was to spend Saturday morning kayaking down the Muskegon River that ran right behind our cabin….