May 4 2013

Dirty Shoes. Dirty Dog. Darn Good Days.

20130503-010321.jpgWe recently took a sweet little mini vacation to celebrate our two year anniversary (I can’t believe two years have passed so quickly!) Our little 3 day adventure took us away from the monotony of work and school and we traveled down to Escalante, Utah with exploring on our minds. We planned a trip that we could take our dear 1.5yr old pup, Penny, on and have some good off leash wandering for our little adventurer. This was Penny’s first camping trip and she handled it like a champ, despite having trouble with being able to hear and not see the outside sounds from within the tent at night. We wore her out on the second day of hiking after a good 10 miles she was totally pooped for the next few days. There are a lot of really great pet friendly areas to hike in southern Utah, however be sure to stay away from National Parks as they are NOT pet friendly. We really enjoyed the calf creek falls trails, red canyon and the petrified forest.

It was really amazing to just get away from the city for a few days. A definite must when there is school and work always pulling us in different directions. Can’t wait for our next adventure!

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May 23 2011

hawaii 5-0.

Well friends, I guess since its been a month that we have been married, I should probably throw out an update, now + again. I’ll at least pretend that you have all missed my posts. (:

One month ago, my best friend + I were married in South Jordan, Utah! We went on an amazing honeymoon, in Hawaii. We traveled throughout the Big Island, and Oahu, and created many new adventures. We spent days in the Jeep – off roading over lava fields, and rode mopeds through Honolulu , witnessed awe striking thunderstorms, and spent way too much money at the pool bar.

Needless to say, we might just have to move there…


Sep 9 2010

Ethiopia. In the year 2003

I always thought that by my mid-twenties I would have outdone my mother in world travel. Well, I was wrong. This morning my mother boarded a flight for Ethiopia, and into a time warp. In 21 hours she will be arriving on New Years Day of 2003. Its flabbergasting isn’t? Seven years + 9 1/2 months in the behind the majority of the world?

So, with keen interest I googled + wiki’d the subject + here is what I found.  The Coptic calendar, which in turn derives from the Egyptian calendar, adds a leap day every four years without exception, and begins the year on August 29 or August 30 in the Julian calendar. A seven- to eight-year gap between the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars results from alternate calculations in determining the date of the Annunciation of Jesus. The difference between the Ethiopic and Coptic is 276 years. In spite of this, the Ethiopic Calendar is closely associated with the rules and the different calculations influenced by the Coptic Church and the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church.

I used to have this large list of all of the place that I want to visit throughout my time here on this blessed planet. But, Well, time has changed me – and really – don’t care where I go, I just want to go. I want to explore, to fill a passport or two, and just be free, to see a need + fill it. To go anywhere _ everywhere I can. Im due time I am sure, but man, my heart is aching for that next stamp…

Is your mind still trying to unravel the whole 7 year time change? Yeah, I am still confused too. Hope you all have had an equally mind boggling day!