Napa Valley Vibes

Our west coast crew took a trip up to Napa Valley, California to celebrate a batcholor/ette weekend! It was absolutely perfect weather. Here are some snapshots from the trip! First stop was Andretti Winery – we tried some unfiltered Cabernet straight from the barrel, it was one of my favorite wines of the day!Second stop was a quickContinue reading “Napa Valley Vibes”

48 Hours of North Coast Bliss

I had Glass Beach on my list of California must-see for a while, so I decided booked us a hotel in Fort Bragg! We drove up early Saturday morning, and headed straight for Russian Gulch State Park for a hike. If you know me, hiking up a mountain to a waterfall is so gratifying. The soundContinue reading “48 Hours of North Coast Bliss”

Chinatown, San Francisco

We decided to ring in the 2016 Chinese New Year at one of the largest celebration outside of Asia, in San Francisco’s Chinatown! If you are looking for some interesting sights and sounds and tons of great food, stop by Chinatown for a visit! We entered Chinatown at the infamous Dragon’s Gate, located at the intersectionContinue reading “Chinatown, San Francisco”

Year One – Wild California

Wow! 2015 is gone just like that – what an incredible year it was! It was our first year living in California, 3,000 miles from where we met, our home in Raleigh, NC. I became fully dedicated into a job focused on protecting and preserving the environment – which is very rewarding and something IContinue reading “Year One – Wild California”

Keep Tahoe Blue

“…at last the Lake burst upon us—a noble sheet of blue water lifted six thousand three hundred feet above the level of the sea, and walled in by a rim of snow-clad mountain peaks that towered aloft full three thousand feet higher still! … As it lay there with the shadows of the mountains brilliantlyContinue reading “Keep Tahoe Blue”

Cabo de Pinos National Seashore

The Point Reyes peninsula is a well defined area, geologically separated from the rest of Marin County and almost all of the continental United States by a rift zone of the San Andreas Fault, about half of which is sunk below sea level and forms Tomales Bay. The fact that the peninsula is on a different tectonic plate than theContinue reading “Cabo de Pinos National Seashore”

Outside Lands Replay

We got settled in to our Airbnb in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco and biked to Golden Gate Park. It was a gorgeous sunny day in San Francisco’s west side, which is not very common but much enjoyed, I LOVE the houses and the colors and the vibes, San Francisco is my spirit animal.Continue reading “Outside Lands Replay”

McWay Falls

“Ah, life is a gate, a way, a path to Paradise anyway, why not live for fun and joy and love or some sort of girl by a fireside, why not go to your desire and LAUGH…”    We had some visitors in town from DC. We decided to get them away from the city life and reconnect with nature. We took a trip down to theContinue reading “McWay Falls”

Sunshine Daydream

The Grateful Dead reunited for a 50th anniversary Fare The Well tour. Seth and I got lucky and scored tickets to both nights at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California. The core four members were present – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh and Bob Weir; they were joined by Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio, pianist BruceContinue reading “Sunshine Daydream”

So Much For The City

The coast was calling and we had to go! We woke up super early Saturday morning and traveled down the Pacific Costal Highway 1 – between the winding foggy mountains and the breathtaking Pacific Ocean. If you ever have the chance to take a drive down the PCH – do it! It is absolutely amazing. WeContinue reading “So Much For The City”