Badlands Road Trip

Let’s be Bad! We recently took a road trip from Texas up to Minnesota for my grandparents 70th wedding anniversary. Yes, I wrote that correctly… 70th! Since we were already going to be so far north we decided to make the most of it and what’s another 8 – 18 hours or driving when you’ve already…

Summer Mixtape

Were gearing up for a summer of lake hangs, road trips and backyard barbecues. Putting together my summer playlist is an ongoing event but here are few beats, and some oldies, I can’t seem to get away from so far. Electric Blue – Arcade Fire Love Like This – Wild Belle Lost Coastlines – Okkervil River…

48 hours in Seattle

If you had 48 hours in Seattle what would you do? Eat. Drink. Play. Distance from Packwood/ Mount Rainier to Seattle: 187 miles Where we stayed: AirBnB What we did: The White Swan Public House , Ferry to Bainbridge Island, Volunteer Park Conservatory & Garden, Pikes Market, Piroshky Piroshky, Beechers Cheese, Chihuly Garden & Glass Exhibit, Space Needle, Gas…

Mount Rainier National Park

Did you know you can find snow in Paradise? After staying in Olympic National Park for a few days we headed over to Packwood and found this adorable AirBnB to make our home base for our stay at Mount Rainier National Park. Distance from Olympic National Park to Packwood: 180 miles Elevation of Mount Rainier:…

Hole in the Wall at Rialto Beach

This beach was awesome! I found a few photos of it on IG and knew it was a spot I wanted to check out while we were exploring the Olympic Park area. Thankfully it was on the side closest to the Hoh Rainforest so spent the afternoon here after a quick catnap in the car. Getting…

Olympic National Park

West Coast here we come! In Dec 2016 I went with my mom to St. Augustine, Florida for my cousins wedding and reconnected with her side of the family. It had been way too long and we spent the weekend hanging out, visiting, eating and celebrating. In particular it was really awesome to reconnect with…

Rocky Mountain National Park

Hello Mountains! Part three of our annual road trip last winter was a stop in Rocky Mountain National Park! The park has been on our todo list for years and after several failed attempts we made it! This was my first time visiting the park and Tre’s first time back after about 15 years. The most notable disaster was…

Backcountry Big Bend NP

The stars at night are big and bright, deep in the south of Texas  Fact! Big Bend National Park is the only National Park in Texas. At just over 800,000 sq miles of beautiful desert and mountains, it includes the entire chain of Chisos mountains, Santa Elena Canyon and a simple but relaxing natural Hot Springs…

Ousel Falls, Big Sky Montana

Location: Ousel Falls Road Trail head is located off Ousel Falls Road in Big Sky, Montana and is part of the Gallatin National Forest Hike: 1.6 miles Easy out & back trail, elevation of 460 feet Tucked away in the small town of Big Sky, Montana, Ousel Falls is a precious gem that flows freely…

Italian Adventures

The desire to visit Italy again was driven by our love for the mountains. Glorious towering mountains, isolated and serene; a place to go and escape reality, disconnect from the modern world and feel the earth and stars move around us. I had dreamed going back on and off over the years ever since spending summers…