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….

Thursday, August 4th- Saturday, August 7th: Montreal

Disclosure: this post may end up having an excessive amount of photos Last September we traveled to Montreal and absolutely loved it. We decided to make a quick getaway this summer. We packed our bags and headed for the border. We stopped in Buffalo for the night to feast on Ted’s french fries and onion rings and…

Boston: Sunday, June 19th-Tuesday, June 21st

Distance: we did so..much..walking.. over the course of our trip! We saw some really neat stuff. The first day we spent walking the first half of the Freedom Trail starting at the Bunker Hill Memorial. It was such a neat city to be in with all of the history along the trail. We found a…

Friday, June 17th-Saturday, June 18th: Odiorne State Park & Portsmouth, NH

Distance: more than a mile Trail Surface: dirt trail, sandy beach, sidewalks Land: State park, town Difficulty: easy We took a little vacation to New England! We started out in Portsmouth, NH where we stayed with Silvia through Airbnb. The day began walking around Dover and Somersworth, visiting my old house, the high school I…