Barcelona, Spain – Part 1

Move over, thirty-somethings. The sixty-somethings have arrived (Alexis’ mom, MaryLou, guest blogger, and dad, Ed). Barcelona is a city best seen on foot, and Alexis and Jon (A&J), having been there 6 years ago, showed us why they fell in love with it.

Vienna, Austria

I’ve been to Vienna once before in 2004. I remember it as charming, with beautiful architecture, wide streets, and outdoor cafes. In the past 11 years, the tourist areas seem to have become more crowded and designer stores now line the streets instead of cafes, but the architecture remains.

Budapest, Hungary

I liked Budapest. It surprised me how much I enjoyed our time there. Maybe it was because it was our first European city after months of traveling in Asia and Australia, but what I remember is the unique, gritty character of the city.

Sonoma, CA

Sonoma was a rare chance for us to enjoy some time of luxury; wine tasting, enjoying the sun, and dancing the night a way at a wedding.  A nice change of pace from the hiking and camping we had been doing elsewhere.   Days 62 – 65 October 3 – October 6, 2014 Miles 7298…

The Black Hills, SD

After leaving the Badlands we drove to Rapid City. We had planned on eating at a brewery we saw advertised, but instead (based on Yelp reviews) changed our minds and went to Murphy’s Pub which was a very nice surprise with food we really enjoyed. The town of Rapid City was cute. They have statues…

Charlottesville, VA II

Sometimes in our quest to experience adventure, traveling to far away exotic locations feels like the only way to have new experiences. My first notion that the DC area had more to offer than we sometimes realize was in 2011 and Jon and I took several day trips around the tri-state searching for wedding venues.…