2018 Travel Recap

This year was full of adventures-- both happy and sad. We had some incredible times traveling with and to see family and friends, we explored more areas by motorcycle than in any year prior, we visited nine states, Brian got to experience his first overnight train ride, and I went on two solo adventures. We …

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Washington Hikes: Rattlesnake Ledge and East Peak

We tend to go hiking as a couple, mostly because we're amateurs and don't want to embarrass ourselves and hold back our friends who are extremely proficient. Lately we've been doing more hikes and getting in better shape so when our friends recently asked if we wanted to go hiking together, we finally said yes! …

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Washington Hikes: Heather Lake

During dinner with our friends last weekend, we started talking about upcoming plans and realized we all had a portion of the following weekend free. After some discussion, we decided we should meet up Saturday morning and go hiking! They are way more experienced hikers than us so I was a little worried we would …

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Two Years Closer to Becoming a Mossback

As we were getting ready for bed last night, I happened to swipe through my ‘On This Day’ feed in Facebook. I couldn’t believe it when I read the first item that displayed. Two Years Ago Today: Moved to Everett, Washington Two. Years. Ago. How is that possible? When we made the decision to move …

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Road Trip: The Midwest and Plains

After months of planning, packing, panicking and preparing we finally hit the road for our move to the Pacific Northwest! The movers packed our house Wednesday and Thursday, they loaded the truck and our vehicle on Friday, and our families met us at the Corkscrew Saloon in Medina, Ohio, for one last send-off/early Mother's Day luncheon …

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My Last St. Patty’s as a Single Lady

The fiance and I have been hosting St. Patty's Day gatherings for several years. Unfortunately the year of the move in (and move again, and move again) was a break in the annual festivities, but we've gotten back on track. I mislabeled this year as our 'third' annual gathering but it was actually our fourth. …

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Germany with the German: Part III

The boyfriend and I were able to spend the first half of our trip in Northeast Germany, exploring Berlin, Dresden and Nurenberg. There were long train rides in between so we saw fewer cities than the second half of our trip, which was in a more condensed area. For the second half, we traveled through …

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Germany with the German: Part I

My friend had the opportunity to teach on a base in Italy near Venice for several months this fall/winter (October-January) and mentioned that I should join her at some point to travel around areas of Europe I haven't yet explored. Here’s the thing. You cannot ask me, in all seriousness, to come visit you in …

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