National Park Series | Pinnacles National Park | California

We found Pinnacles NP almost by accident, we were wanting to explore a new place while family was visiting. We were thrilled to find this little hidden treasure just off the California coast.  We did a the Old Pinnacles Trail, to the Balconies Cave Trail then the Balconies cliff trail before meeting back up with [...]

National Park Series | Redwoods National Park | California

While I love Yosemite being in my backyard, Redwoods NP maybe one of my favorite parks. Travis and I discovered this gorgeous park in 2014 after moving to California and immediatly signed up for a short 5K run at a State Park near the National Park areas, and basically these are jointly managed parks by [...]

September Fun- Kendra’s California Trip Part 1

Kendra arrived a few weeks ago and we did a lot. After picking her up, drinking some wine and calling it a night. The next day we started her trip going to Yosemite National Park as we wanted to try to avoid the crowds. (this only partly worked) Even though the falls didn't have any [...]

2014 Reflection

On January 2nd, Travis started his new job in Montrose, CO as a  chaplain with Harden Hospice. We settled into our new  small Colorado town life! Then in Mid February, I got a job working for Montrose County as the Fair Coordinator! I have never attended a County Fair but I got the job! During this [...]

Our Family visits this Holiday Season

After Thanksgiving we had 2 back to back weeks with family!  Travis' mom came the Friday after Thanksgiving, we made a thanksgiving chicken and all the trimmings for her and we explored parts of California we had never been too. We visited Pinnacles National Park and had a great time hiking and climbing through caves, [...]

My Community

Community- def. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. My community is small. You see I am an introvert, not as introverted as my husband but I am not as extroverted as my sister. I like to think I am a nice balance. I prefer small [...]

Hello California

Well after an amazing time in Montrose, Colorado the time came for me to finally leave. Tuesday, my mom and my in laws arrived, we picked up the uhaul, loaded it, cleaned and left Montrose for good. The first day mom and me drove from Montrose to Richfield, Utah. It was a long but worth [...]