Ski Season

Ski season is officially upon us. With an impending move sometime this summer, it is max time on the slopes while they’re still close. Dear friends of ours invited us up to Mammoth Lakes for the MLK weekend and the kids (and dad) got to strap the planks on for a few days. Absolutely perfect…

Merry Moments

As if our Thanksgiving travels weren’t busy enough, December was a whirlwind. Despite the busy weeks leading up to another round of traveling, we fully enjoyed each moment of the holiday season. Sophia and I were thrilled to resume our annual Nutcracker tradition. Despite the masks and a mishap with the Cavalier during the pas…

Gobble, Gobble

It seems strangely misleading to say we had a calm and relaxing Thanksgiving this year but we really did. Sure we flew 2000+ miles to DCA and then spent the next ten days driving another 700+ miles as we visited family and friends but really, it was just awesome and relaxing! After arriving in DC,…

Out East

With no shortage of adventuring in our bones and plenty of fire bans still in place up north cramping our style, we looked east this weekend. After being about 100 miles west on Monday, it was somewhat funny we ended up almost exactly 100 miles east in Anza-Borrego on Saturday. This time it was the…

Leaving the Lower 48

It started as a joke about saving $14 per plane ticket and ended up being one heck of an adventure. Six months ago we were looking for a vacation spot to link up with Dad and Elaine and we decided to look for something more outdoorsy not knowing what the ‘Rona would allow for. We…

Stay-cation

If there were ever a place that is worthy of a stay-cation, Southern California is definitely one of them. When Mike and Heather mentioned wanting to visit, we were thrilled to pencil some visitors onto our calendar. The cousins’ spring breaks coincided which allowed us to spend a week together camping, hiking, beach exploring, cooking,…

A quiet month

January was a quiet month. Despite the swirls du jour, we try and keep life as it should be in C-Bad: Rad. Naturally. We spent the month doing the things that keep smiles on faces. Cooked some good food. Made a couple of great cups of coffee (and cocktails). We even managed to get to…

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…