TRAVEL

Bondi Beach- Sydney, NSW, Australia

Bondi Beach- Sydney, NSW, Australia

When Jon’s parents visited we showed them around Alice for a few days (you can read all about our time here) and then flew to Sydney with them to hit Bondi Beach before they flew back to the States. We had a great visit and […]

Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm- West MacDonnell Ranges, NT, Australia

Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm- West MacDonnell Ranges, NT, Australia

Our first outdoor adventure Down Under was to 2 spots near Alice Springs: Simpsons Gap and Standley Chasm.  Both are just out of town (30ish minutes) and are just the intro to all there is to see and do nearby.  This was our first trip, […]

Moving Part 6: Penny’s Trip Down Under

Moving Part 6: Penny’s Trip Down Under

We’re SO glad to say that Penny is finally home and and our family is, once again, complete! It’s been a long few weeks without her but we couldn’t be more thankful to have her here with us! Her trip went off without a hitch […]

Moving Part 4: Welcome to Australia!

Moving Part 4: Welcome to Australia!

We made it into Sydney bright and early. It took a while to collect all of our bags and get through customs but it was still before 9 when we got out to a taxi. Our first impression of Australia was: BRRRR! We had to […]

Moving Part 3: And They’re Off!

Moving Part 3: And They’re Off!

We’re (finally) off to Australia! This day has been a long time coming and I think everyone is ready to get this part over with! We spent the weekend with both sides of our family and it was wonderful but we all dreaded the final […]

Sequoia National Park- California

Sequoia National Park- California

Over spring break, Jon and I headed out to California for a fantastic week of adventures.  We began in LA, spent some time in Sequoia National Park, spent a day in Yosemite and headed to the central coast before driving back to LA to head […]

Yosemite National Park- California

Yosemite National Park- California

Yosemite National Park is a place every one MUST visit in their lifetime.  It is SO spectacular!  We had the best day in the park and luckily the weather cleared up (no snow, unlike in Sequoia).  Since we had the time change working in our […]

Camping at Spruce Knob- Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

Camping at Spruce Knob- Seneca Rocks, West Virginia

This past weekend we headed out to camp at the Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area in the Monongahela National Forest.  I had read about this area here and here, so it was at the top of my summer camping list!  There is SO much to do there; […]

Shenandoah Anniversary Picnic- Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah Anniversary Picnic- Shenandoah National Park

For our 2nd anniversary, Jon and I wanted to do something simple and fun to celebrate.  Since our anniversary was on a Tuesday, we couldn’t camp and were limited to after work hours.  We decided to head out to Shenandoah National Park for a picnic […]

Carlsbad Caverns National Park- New Mexico

Carlsbad Caverns National Park- New Mexico

To kick off our New Mexico weekend, Jon and I drove out to Carlsbad, New Mexico to see the famous Carlsbad Caverns.  We flew into El Paso, Texas late on Thursday night and got up bright and early Friday to drive out to Carlsbad.  As we […]