I took a ridiculous amount of snaps during our 10 days in Hawaii (250 according to my trusty iPhone). Although Mom claims she enjoys every single one of them, you’re welcome for assuming you don’t. Here’s 10 of the best: 10. View from the top of Diamond Head. My former coworker and travel buddy Kelly came… Continue reading 10 Hawaiian Days in 10 Pictures
My sister gave me major side eye: “Trace, did you just say a Seafood Festival?” she asked skeptically as we watched the fourth game of the World Series on our living room couch, discussing our plans for Sunday. “You do remember that Dad’s allergic to shellfish… Russell’s allergic to shellfish… you’re a vegetarian… and Mom doesn’t eat… Continue reading 35th Annual Seafood Festival in John’s Pass, Florida
Sometimes our wanderlust fuels us to buy last minute tickets to a music festival with dozens of bands or flies us 2000 miles across the country and Pacific to Hawaii. Other times, a tent in our backyard, cozy sweats, college football on TV, and dog cuddles are all we need.
Phylliss (sister-in-law) and I were craving some fun in the sun a couple weekends ago, so we convinced her boyfriend and Russell to join us at the beach. Armed with our favorite backpack chairs, towels, and Sun-In to avoid a bimonthly $200 fee at my hair salon (spoiler alert, it didn’t work quite like I hoped),… Continue reading Tampa Travels: St. Pete Municipal Beach
Ahhh… Mexican food. Queso, soft tortillas, salty chips, sour cream, queso… while I am admittedly a picky cheese-atarian, I can always find something at a Mexican restaurant, and usually something that I can easily eat until I enter into a food coma. So when Russell and I headed over to his sister Phylliss’ new digs across… Continue reading Tampa Travels: Red Mesa Mercado in St Petersburg
As I thought through how I wanted to recap our latest beach adventure (post coming soon!), I realized there were some common themes in our weekends, such as time with the dogs, cheesy food, and of course wine. As I share our adventures, I’d like some kind of checklist that hopefully illustrates how each of… Continue reading Tampa Travels: Ranking Introduction
A friend told me recently he rated our beach preparedness as a “10” (on a 10-point scale, of course!). So I’m beginning this Beach Gear series in which I review our supplies. Of course, we’re always looking for improved items to add to our stash, so let me know if I’m missing something. Back in… Continue reading Must-Have Beach Gear: Backpack Chairs