This post originally appeared on XOXO, Lib. I’ve included it here with permission. We didn’t give each other gifts this Christmas, promising that we’ll take a road trip soon instead. Well, “soon” turned into a few months later but we finally made good on our promise to one another. When I would tell people that we were using our quick vacation to visit Oklahoma City, most … Continue reading What to Do, See, and Eat in Oklahoma City
‘Twas the second weekend of March. Southern California had gotten so much rain in December, January and February that rumors swirled that the famous desert “superbloom” was imminent. Last year I went desert camping with some friends in late April, which was a great time for camping but too late for flowers. This year I was determined to see some. Beat the crowds The rest of San Diego … Continue reading 5 Best Tips for Experiencing the Superbloom
Sedona, Arizona is a beautiful town set in some of the most wonderful scenery I’ve ever visited. Sedona is the town, but also a catchall to refer to the whole region, including Red Rocks State Park (not to be confused with Red Rocks Park near Denver). One of the days during our Prescott getaway included driving over to Sedona to see a few sites and to … Continue reading Not Enough Time in Gorgeous Sedona, Arizona
Prescott is a smallish city located in Arizona about two hours north of Phoenix. We drove there from San Diego—a really unique experience crossing I don’t know how many different climates in six and a half hours. We climbed from sea level to the Tecate divide, an elevation of 3,890, then were actually below sea level in the desert, then gradually increased to an elevation of 5,367 feet … Continue reading Prescott, Arizona: Explore the Wild West
Last September, my sister and I took a Labor Day vacay to Phoenix. Why Phoenix? Why not? While super hot and not totally glamorous, it is the sixth largest city in the U.S. and is totally drivable from San Diego. There is something about the beauty of the desert that makes a drive like this relaxing. A long and straight highway lets driver and passenger … Continue reading A Three-Day Weekend in Phoenix
Get it? Because there are so many monuments? I’m here all night, folks. Anyway, the best thing to do in Washington, D.C. is to check out the National Mall. It is filled with iconic monuments and museums. The best part? It’s all free. That’s right! Those who make the journey to our nation’s capital are rewarded with lots of amazing sights celebrating the foundation of our … Continue reading How to have a MONUMENTAL day at the National Mall
I can’t believe it’s been a year and I haven’t written about last March in Washington D.C. yet. Anyway, today I’ll quickly fill you in on what Doug and I did during our time there last year. If you want to go, check out a more detailed post on visiting the National mall. The school I work at has a really early spring break: the first … Continue reading Brrr! Early March in Washington D.C.