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Travel Diary: Longmont, Colorado

Location: Longmont, Colorado
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We have A LOT of trips coming up. All of them are in 2017, so earlier this summer, between booking flights for Hawaii in January and planning our itinerary through Germany next May I had a peek at the prices for flights out to Colorado over Labor Day. As regular 9-5ers, my husband Curtis and I find that days off more than cost are the limiting factor on our travel experiences, so I always try to make use of long weekends as a way to garner more vacation days. Labor Day has always been a travel day for us--in the past that has included Washington and Oregon, Italy, and Germany.

Why Colorado, you ask? My mom recently moved to Longmont, and I was anxious to visit her. I figured there would be lots of things for us to see and do, including visiting one of our good friends who lives in Boulder. Looking back on our trip, Colorado ranks high on the list of my favorite places we've visited. I think the biggest reason for this is that something in me just loves mountains--the same way something there is that doesn't love a wall. It's innate.

Last spring my husband and I got married in St. Thomas with a small group of family and friends. Since that time, several of those friends, along with my husband’s parents, have been saying “we have to go back” (an inside joke from Lost) because vacationing together in the Caribbean was such a great time. As… View Article

Travel Diary: Grand Cayman Island

Location: Grand Cayman Island
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Last spring my husband and I got married in St. Thomas with a small group of family and friends. Since that time, several of those friends, along with my husband's parents, have been saying "we have to go back" (an inside joke from Lost) because vacationing together in the Caribbean was such a great time. As the weather descended into typically dismal temperatures in December, I made the decision to plan a trip with those friends and Curtis' parents to the Caribbean this winter.

Favorite Outfits: ~~~ Favorite Recipes: ~~~ Monthly Recap: January: – I spent much of the month recovering from my neck injury, which involved MRIs, doctors visits, and lots of physical therapy. – I decided to give up the ghost and start wearing a backpack to work. – I reformatted Lifestyle by Joules based on what I’d… View Article

2015 – A Year in Review

A look back at 2015.

Longstanding tradition dictates that every fall, in the middle of November, we go to hunting camp. I’m a rural Midwestern girl at heart, so this doesn’t seem strange to me, but I do understand that it might seem strange to many of you out there. When I described going to hunting camp to several of… View Article

Travel Diary: Northern Michigan

Location: Northern Michigan
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Longstanding tradition dictates that every fall, in the middle of November, we go to hunting camp. I'm a rural Midwestern girl at heart, so this doesn't seem strange to me, but I do understand that it might seem strange to many of you out there. When I described going to hunting camp to several of my coworkers they all seemed surprised that hunting whitetail deer is even a thing people do, and they were doubly shocked to find out that it's something I'm interested in. For this, I have to credit my father, who has been an outdoorsman his whole life and introduced it to me at an early age.

This post will both detail our adventures on this trip and explain a bit more about what hunting camp is and isn't for the uninitiated.