I’ve never been much of a beach person. This is because I hate sand with the burning fury of a thousand suns. The water is nice, the sunsets are nice—even walking on the shoreline where the water has pummeled the… Read More ›
Random observations, sights, photos and more.
I feel like I’ve spent every winter since elementary school (when the possibility of snow days were almost as exciting as Christmas morning) waiting for spring to come. My state of winter-induced “restless melancholia” usually starts around mid-November, when the trees settle… Read More ›
One of the most interesting and rewarding things about traveling west is observing how much the terrain changes in relation to elevation. On our way north from Phoenix to Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon, we saw the landscape change from jagged, barren mountains to… Read More ›
I didn’t. All this time paying upwards of $8 for a single crab cake at restaurants, and it turns out they require very little in the way of culinary skill. Making them doesn’t even require de-shelling a real-life crab either…and… Read More ›
…and it’s Trader Joe’s on a weekday morning. The aisles are empty, the shelves are stocked and the cashiers are even perkier than usual. It’s wonderful.
This past summer, my husband and I visited lots of National Parks Sites: White River National Forest, Dinosaur National Monument, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, with long drives through Ashely, Custer and Gallatin National Forests. What can… Read More ›
When I was in fourth grade, there was a really cute kid named Alex in my class. One day — perhaps it was during a boring fractions lesson or while learning about the history of Virginia’s Piedmont region — I caught… Read More ›
Today during my lunch break I was fanaticizing about my dream life: Kayaking on a lake, picturesque farmers’ markets on sunny Saturday mornings, effortlessly hiking Alpine summits in spring, biking through fields of wildflowers, a colorful dinner table surrounded by… Read More ›