• Life

    Winona Weekend

    This past weekend, Jake and I took a quick road trip down to Winona to visit his mom and enjoy the beautiful weather. I’d never been down to this city on the bluffs nor had I really ever traveled this far south in Minnesota. It was a short and sweet, one day trip and the weather was perfect – 70 degrees for a high and a bit cooler once the sun went down. We took a walk to Lions Park, did some work, and then spent a few hours hiking and walking the city. We walked through Garvin Heights park which oversees the Mississippi River and is quite picturesque. We found a beautiful…

  • Travel

    Our Vancouver Vacation

    I’m back from vacation in Vancouver! We spent six days in the northwest city that hosted the 2010 Olympic Winter Games. Traveling is amazing and I hope that everyone gets the opportunity to do it so they can see other cities, countries, and how other cultures operate. This is going to be a long, picture heavy blog post – thanks to our friend on the trip that had a camera on him the whole time and took some of these amazing pictures. Our trip started very early the Sunday we departed – 3:15am wake up call and the flight out was before 7am. We had a five hour layover in Seattle…

  • Life,  Travel

    Packing for Vancouver | Outfits and Activities

    I’m headed out for Vancouver! Jake and I are once again off to some more traveling – this time in Canada. Vancouver randomly popped into our heads a while back as a place to visit because it has lot to offer – a big city, shopping, the ocean, mountains. We’re really into adventures and exploring when on vacation, as opposed to touristy stuff – though I love at least seeing the touristy stuff when visiting. We planned to take a longer trip than some of our previous trips, a full six days, so packing proved a bit more challenging this time. Outfits  This vacation is the longest we’ve ever taken…