A (short) Weekend in Minneapolis

Over the last several years it’s become tradition to spend July 4th with Evan’s brother, Christopher. Whether in Minneapolis or Chicago, it’s always a treat to look forward to, and a relaxing weekend to catch up, explore and eat our way around whichever city we’re in. This year we weren’t sure it was going to […]

Central Oregon/Sisters Rodeo

I love Oregon. This state we live in is beautiful beyond compare. And I still believe this after all our travels thus far. Perhaps someday we will find a place we love better, but until then (and probably forever) it is in my heart. Central Oregon, is a particular draw for Evan and I. We […]

Cacti, Succulents, Palm Springs… and some Salt and Sun

  So here’s the deal. This post is mostly photos of adorable succulents and cacti.  No apologies. Of course there is some polo, Big Horned sheep, flowers, James and guacamole thrown in as well, so don’t say I didn’t warn you… In February we headed down to the Palm Springs area for a glimpse of sunshine. […]

4-Corners Trip

I spent a good deal of my childhood on the road, but haven’t had a proper road trip since our honeymoon almost 7 years ago. Evan and I had been mulling over the idea of an epic road trip in the good old U.S.A., down to the place where four states meet: Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. […]


In June 2016, Evan and I were fortunate enough to spend a little over two weeks traveling around Iceland. The trip ended up being better than we had even hoped. That was due entirely to the exquisite beauty that completely encompasses the island. Friends and family ask, why Iceland?  We say, why not Iceland?  It […]

La Quinta: A Sun-Filled Get-Away

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of the Palm Desert area. We’re lucky enough to come down once a year for a work trip, but this time our travels were purely for fun and sun. Mid- February in Oregon is a whole lot of overcast and drizzly. So when we landed at the Palm […]

London 2015

This last September, Evan and I were able to travel to Europe: London, Scotland and Spain for three  weeks for a much needed break. Starting with London, here are some of our favorite memories. -During the day trip into London, we found out that apparently for about one month each year the Queen packs up […]