Christmas Traditions

While it’s not completely unheard of for us to stay at home (wherever that may be) and not travel to Minnesota for Christmas, we always miss spending the holiday there. This year more than ever we cherished all of our Christmas traditions, but I also enjoyed making some new ones. Early into the holiday season,…

Closing out an Adventure

The Grand August Adventure wrapped up with a stop at Point Reyes. We made a stop pit stop in Fort Brag where Will showcased his inner salty sea dog and the whole family gobbled up tasty morsels from Princess Seafood Market & Deli. Down in Point Reyes, the weather was a bit dreary – total…

Lost Coast Found

Ever since the idea was hatched for the trip, I was struggling to find a way to work a trip to the Lost Coast into the itinerary. Who would’ve thought it was hard to just swing on by the most undeveloped and isolated part of California…? Meredith was the one who hatched a plan, picked…

Walking with Giants

There a good dozen parks in Oregon and NorCal that make up what folks collectively refer to as “the Redwoods” including Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park, Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, Redwoods State Park, Redwoods National Park, Humbolt Redwoods State Park… the list goes on. We had always planned on visiting “the Redwoods” as…

Into the Wild

Knowing July was going to be a busy month, we snuck out of city for a weekend away from everything before our free time disappeared. The Eastern Sierras offer some stunning scenery if you’re willing to make the trip. The 4th of July weekend offered just enough extra time off to make the drive worth…

Crawfish as big as your head!

Perhaps the spark was the discovery of some local California Mudbugs on an area hike last month. Perhaps it was just long overdue. Whatever the reason, plans finally solidified this month and we managed to have an epic crawfish boil right here in sunny San Diego. I’m not one to promote things so count this…

Just another May?

Hard to keep things normal these days but we’ve still managed to put smiles on the faces of those we love. The first portion of the month was spent at home where we still have the luxury of a fine cup of coffee or a craft cocktail when we need it. The kids have fared…

The Happiest Place On Earth

I went to Disney World with my family in February 2020. Me and my family went to Disney World to celebrate my grandparents’ 25th anniversary. Twenty-five years ago my grandparents went there with their five kids (Mike, Phil, Laura, Carolyn and Susan) on a family honeymoon. They wanted to go back as a big family…

Home for the Holidays

We didn’t think it would make in on the calendar this year with all the other travel and change but at the last minute, we agreed to head back to Minnesota for Christmas. Travel back home always goes by too quickly but it is always puts a smile on everyone’s face. Once we landed in…

Pumpkins in Paradise

October is over and what a busy month it was! It has been great spending time with San Diego’s newest Wiktor (Clay really) transplant. Will and Sophia love hanging out with their cousin and it’s nice to have someone else (Ben) interested in perfectly clear cocktail ice since Mere hasn’t been impressed. Since it is…