At some point during this trip, I thought vaguely about taking my laptop out to blog about each day of our honeymoon. I’d done that every day in London, after all. Then I laughed and thought, “Nah.” I decided to live out each moment of our honeymoon instead of worrying about writing each day. Besides, … More Honeymoon 2017: Part One – Washington, D.C.
Single digits. After nearly fifteen months of wedding planning… we’re down to single digits before the big day. We’re nine days away from The Wedding (note the capitals), and – while simultaneously answering emails, confirming vendors, sending out final deposits, preparing our honeymoon, finalizing signs, going over the final seating chart, sending off notes to … More The Final Countdown
“The Earth is my sister; I love her daily grace, her silent daring, and how loved I am how we admire this strength in each other, all that we have lost, all that we have suffered, all that we know: we are stunned by this beauty, and I do not forget what she is to … More Monument Valley + Hovenweep National Monument + Southern Utah 2017
Where did the time go? When I wake tomorrow morning, I’ll only have two full days left head of me to explore London before I make my way to the airport Wednesday. Part of me feels like I’ve been here forever. I’m so used to the Tube, the sounds of the city, the traffic, the … More London Take Two: Day 6 – May 28, 2017
Today, as per my new plan to slow down a bit rather than pack as much sight-seeing as I can into one day, I chose one main adventure: my favorite place in all of London. Westminster Abbey. For those of you out there who aren’t history geeks (but I mean, come on, you should be), … More London Take Two: Day 5 – May 27, 2017
Be warned: This blogpost – very much like this entire day – is a long one! I’m beginning this at 10pm London time (2pm Arizona time) while sitting at my Airbnb flat’s dining room table with the terrace door open behind me so I can feel the fresh air and hear the sounds of the … More London Take Two: Day 4 – May 26, 2017
Earlier, as I dazedly walked through the crowded, bustling streets of London, rolling a small suitcase and double-checking my phone every five seconds to make sure I was getting where I needed to go, I found myself humming a line from the opening song from La La Land: “I could be brave or just insane… … More London Take Two: Day One (and One and a Half) – May 22-23, 2017