October is my favorite time of the year, without a doubt. I would live endlessly in October. Not only is it my birthday month (10/4, baby!), but it’s also Physical Therapy Month (my beloved career) AND Pumpkin Spice Season! Read more for my Bucket List this autumn season.
Written October 14, 2021 I have mentioned the Leave No Trace principles many times on this blog, so I wanted to make a quick post about the seven principles! I first became aware of these during early days of exploring in Washington state. I took a few classes at REI to learn about hiking and […]
Written September 2021Experienced August 12, 2021 Being that Justin and I both live mindful lives and feel at peace in the mountains, we had no issue feeling at home in Boulder, Colorado. Boulder is a magical land of not one, but three Whole Foods, coffee shops that sell hot buttered coffee, active people everywhere, mountain […]
August 2021 The variety of landscapes across the United States is breathtaking and forever awe-inspiring. Having lived in Washington State, I became very acquainted and appreciative of the National Park Service. I was within a day trip of three National Parks, which afforded endless adventures and experiences. When Justin and I were planning our trip […]
Written August 2021 Altitude sickness, or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is no joke. It’s especially not a joke if it progresses to High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) or a High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE). AMS is common and unpleasant. HAPE and HACE are uncommon and life threatening. Back in 2011, I thought it would be […]
Written July 16, 2021Traveled May 27-June 1, 2021 On May 27, I only had a HALF day of work before I could hop on a plane and visit with Justin again! After our last trip’s exciting ending (with both of us spending more time in a restroom than we would’ve liked), we were ready for […]
Written February 28, 2021 When driving to or from the mountains, one of my favorite things is grabbing a special cup of coffee, treat, or breakfast sandwich burrito to-go. It can be fuel for the day’s adventures or a little boost for the (typically) long drive home. During my four years in Washington State, I […]