California Dreaming

California Dreaming

I met up with my friend Dynasti in Los Angeles before heading to Palm Springs for her birthday weekend with friends. We stayed at the Loews Hollywood – which is attached to the Dolby Theatre. It’s home to the Academy Awards. When we checked in we...
Driving Highway 1

Driving Highway 1

After breakfast, we picked up a Jeep and headed down Highway 1. With it being a holiday week, it was pretty crowded but that was offset by all the pretty towns and beaches we drove by. We stopped in Santa Cruz for lunch at The Picnic Basket. I had a yummy grilled...
Downtown Springfield

Downtown Springfield

We spent 24 hours in Springfield, MO this weekend, celebrating my father-in-law’s ordination (the last step in a long process of becoming a Methodist minister). Although we weren’t there long, we managed to hit up a few great places that I thought I would...
Dallying in Dallas

Dallying in Dallas

Our first nephew was born nine weeks ago to Brian’s middle brother, Andrew, and his wife, Sarah. With Labor Day being the first three-day weekend we’ve had in a while, we decided to drive down to meet Foster in person. We arrived in time to meet him before...
Hipster(ish) Branson

Hipster(ish) Branson

This past weekend was spent eking out the last bits of summer at a family reunion before Year 2 of grad school commences. I took a short nap each day, the ultimate vacation activity in my world no matter how short. I looked for things to do that weren’t...

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