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Black Hills: Osprey Trail

We happily took advantage of the 50 degree days we were having in late October to explore around Lake Pactola. There’s something about Lake Pactola in the Black Hills that is so magical. We hiked Osprey Trail for the first time. An easy, flat trail that led us around a couple of loops toward the back of the lake – a view that can’t be seen from the highway that flies over the lake. At the end of the trail, the shoreline gently recedes into the water, making it a perfect,View full post »

Las Vegas: A Bachelorette Weekend

Four bridesmaids and the bride 100+ degrees Pool-side drinking Palm trees and sun Glamour and glitz Flashing neon lights Bumpin’ clubs Fruity, frozen daiquiris Stripper high heels DJs by the pool Bachelorette games Once in a lifetime memories That’s what a Vegas Bachelorette weekend is made of.View full post »

California: San Diego

There’s always one word that comes to mind when I think of San Diego – perfection. Pure perfection. 75 degrees, always sunny, beautiful California culture. Why don’t I live there? Besides too many people, I cannot think of one other good reason why I shouldn’t be living in San Diego.View full post »

Things I Love: Something Bigger Than Yourself

They said the Grand Canyon is amazing. They said it is incredible. They said it is unreal. When something is bigger than yourself, when our brains detach from our computers and smartphones, and we realize how small we really are, that is the moment we realize that there will always be something bigger than ourselves out there, something more than our man-made world can ever compete with. This is the moment our computers and smartphones will never be able to provide for us. This is the momentView full post »

Black Hills: Custer State Park

Drove through Custer State Park last summer and met some funny, furry burros. I took as many photos as I could as we inched past. Because burros.View full post »

Black Hills: Rockerville

Also, as I lay there thinking of my vision, I could see it all again and feel the meaning with a part of me like a strange power glowing in my body; but when the part of me that talks would try to make words for the meaning, it would be like fog and get away from me. –Black ElkView full post »


A quick glimpse into my vacation to Arizona. Phoenix to the Grand Canyon to Sedona to Phoenix to Tuscon to Phoenix. Over 1,100 miles traveled in four days. We had a blast. This is what we love to do. Explore nature and be together.View full post »

Nebraska: Devil’s Nest

Devil’s Nest is an abandoned ski resort concept from the 1970’s that lost funding and therefore, become a ski resort ghost town. Despite the sunshine and pretty views, the old, rusty ski lift gives off an extremely eery vibe. Read about the history of the place here.View full post »

Black Hills: Needles Highway

We woke up at the crack of dawn. We packed our packs – sandwiches and Cliff bars. We drove south and up the winding, twisting, cliff-hugging road. We got out of the car. And I immediately regretted my clothing choice for the day. Dammit, I thought. Looking around, families were intelligently dressed in sweatpants and sweatshirts. The cold wind blew, and I had goose bumps up and down my arms. We started hiking. And then we turned around. We weren’t going to climb Harney Peak thatView full post »