Lake Tahoe | Another Lake in the High Sierras

We landed in South Lake Tahoe after a day of driving. (Side note: on the way there, I got a speeding ticket for going 45 on a poorly-marked highway in Nevada where the speed limit was 25. 25 MPH on the highway? A highway with a crosswalk? Unbelievable. I saw someone get pulled over in the … Continue reading Lake Tahoe | Another Lake in the High Sierras

(Double!) Workout Wednesday: July 25th – August 7th

I wish I didn't have to wear a shirt at Planet Fitness. I actually don't know if I'm allowed to not wear one, but I'd rather ask for forgiveness rather than permission. I also had to take it way easy on the yoga vids because I bruised my hip and it's causing some major hip … Continue reading (Double!) Workout Wednesday: July 25th – August 7th

A Truly Rocky Mountain National Park

With few plans and expectations, Greg and I got in the car way later than we expected that Saturday morning. I knew that getting an early start would be best for any hike, but also for avoiding the crowds that I was somewhat expecting at Rocky Mountain National Park. It took about two hours from … Continue reading A Truly Rocky Mountain National Park

The Road Less Traveled By at the Grand Canyon North Rim

In order to break up the long drive from Utah to southern Arizona, we planned a stop at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. I was excited because I've seen the South Rim and had heard better things about the North end of the park. Only 10% of the Grand Canyon's visitors go to … Continue reading The Road Less Traveled By at the Grand Canyon North Rim

Camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park: Expectations vs. Reality

When I discovered that one can camp in actual sand dunes, I was enthralled. I fell in love with the desert last summer and haven't looked back. A place in Death Valley I'd wished I had spent more time was Mesquite Sand Dunes. They were beautiful and an amazing photo spot. This past year, I … Continue reading Camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park: Expectations vs. Reality

Workout Wednesday: July 18th – 24th

This was a big week for changing my strength training plan. I was excited to develop a new plan from my own history with weight lifting and all of the videos I've been watching on YouTube and Instagram. I tried to consistently continue the yoga and stretching, and I did miss one day. Missing one … Continue reading Workout Wednesday: July 18th – 24th