Mexico = Magical

Evan and I were fortunate enough to start the month of February with a “work” trip to Mexico. I say work loosely because even though we were there as part of a conference for Evan, it is really hard to call anything work that is surrounded by so much beauty...and fun…and relaxation. When I think about our week in Puerto Vallarta I get little chills up my spine and my eyes leak a little because I long to be back there so much. Oh my heart, it was incredible. 

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Livin' in a land Down Under

One of  things I love about what I do for a living is traveling to new places.  The way that I pack my gear is in a way that I can grab it and go whenever an opportunity arises.  Sometimes that’s just going out to check out a waterfall a few mins from home and sometimes that’s getting the call to travel literally to the other side of the world.  

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North Georgia Mountains

Oh Blue Ridge, you are a beaut!  Every year my family (Meagan’s) takes a group vacation to a wonderful cabin outside of Blue Ridge, Georgia.  It is only a few hours from home but feels eons away.  This year, thanks a project Evan had, we were able to precede the cabin trip with a camping stay at Tallulah Gorge

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Roadtrip Fall 2018 - Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, D.C.

The day after we returned from Hawaii we loaded up the kids and the camper and we hit the road for another extended road trip.  This trip wasn’t near as many miles as our California trip in the spring but it was a still a few great weeks of National Parks and new experiences.  

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Hawaii - Oahu

Aloha!  I can’t believe we actually got to say that to people in a setting where it was expected! On September 11th I departed Alabama and Evan departed Canada.  A few hours later we met in Denver and got on our flight headed to Hawaii.  What was this life?  Who were we?  What would we do together without kids for 10 days?  It didn’t take us long to settle in and start to enjoy the ride.

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The Home Stretch

KCMO was a a full 14 hours of fun. We were treated to some great BBQ and then went for custard because, duh.  We had a few hours of solid family time with some of the Lanier cousins and then slept like bricks.  We were back on the road to Arkansas the next morning to start the home stretch of our trip.  

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Rocky Mountain High

Colorado you are so beautiful.  Our 3 nights in and around the Denver area were great.  Just a few miles into the state we were met with a snow storm.  And not like an Alabama snow storm where everything shuts down for an inch but 3 inches blowing all around and folks going about business as usual.  We loved it. 

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Yosemite

When we first drove into the park from the southwestern entrance it was pretty but a normal kind of pretty.  And then after some bobbing and weaving we went through a long tunnel and came out to a view that literally took our breath away.  There was no way to know while we were in that tunnel what awaited us on the other side. 

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In the land of the Giants

I didn’t know much about Sequoia National Park before we got here (this is starting to become a regular occurrence apparently).  I just figured we would drive to the park and immediately see the massive Sequoia trees all around us.  Not the case.  When we entered Sequoia for the first time from the Foothills entrance we were greeted with a more lush and almost tropical feel of a park. 

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Amarillo by...midday??

Yesterday was a driving day.  We waited on the storms to clear for a bit in the morning and then started making our way up through Texas.  On our way out of Waco we indulged in kolaches (that spelling is probably WAY off) which is a fancy name for a big ‘ol pig-in-a blanket and are oh so divine.

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