During our trip to Juneau we spent a lot of time outdoors hiking the flume trail and around the downtown residential areas. We didn't realize before we got to Alaska that Juneau is totally blocked off from the rest of the world, that is, there is no way to get to it other than by boat or plane. At one point during our neighborhood exploration we came to the southern end of the city and things just, well, stopped. We got totally blocked by the side of a mountain that I think was Mt. Roberts.
We did some kayaking from the Mendenhall River into the Pacific Ocean and we did the West Glacier Trail out to the Mendenhall Glacier in hopes to strap on some crampons and explore the ice caves. Sadly a lot of the cave systems have recently collapsed and in a few years the area that we did explore will have receded almost entirely. I guess that you can tell global warming is real when you start looking at the glaciers. We finished the trip by going ziplinging in the Tongass Rainforest and it was a lot of fun. We would go back in a heartbeat.
We visited Juneau, Alaska a few weeks ago and fell in loooove. The 24 hours of flying were completely worth it and it was one of my favorite trips hands down. With all of the recent craze over Alaska on the tube lately, people get the impression that Alaska is the most somber place to live. On the opposite side of the spectrum though, they show us how wild and adventurous it is.
Our take was this: Juneau has some of the most breathtaking views we've ever witnessed. It rains more often than not, and the sunlight is maybe a little difficult to adjust to but the beautiful views and the vivid people make it all worthwile.
We have another set of photos to be posted up soon.
I went to the Bayfront Gardens recently and it was a perfect day. The gardens were very serene and peaceful-we just relaxed by the Ca'd'Zan in wicker chairs and talked about how bloody hot it's getting. Oh sweet sweat.
The gardens were very pretty and they had groovy names for all of the plants. My favorite was 'Old Smoothie'. Because that's a pretty name for a pretty flower. There were also tiny white flowers called "Popcorn'.
We got there too late to go into the circus museum but I've been a few times before. It's definitely worth a visit if you're ever in Sarasota. Check out all of the details here.
Also, happy 4th of July!
We went on the Giraffe Ranch Farm Tour in Dade City recently and had a lot of fun. We went on a camel ride, fed grapes to lemurs (and fell in love), went on a safari ride alongside pesky ostriches, fed baby and not so baby giraffes, saw rhinos and zonkeys and so so much more. It was really a ton of fun. If you're ever in Dade City definitely make a reservation and stop by here.
1 Free Spirit SUN Sepia Kiss from Bonlook. 2 Printed shawl from Zara. 3 Thai Coconut Beach Waves most fantastic smelling hair product of all time from The Gnarly Whale. 4 Stila Turquoise liquid eyeliner from Nordstrom. 5 Essie Marhsmallow nail polish from Target. 6 ZiGi girl Fanned sandal from Nordstrom. 7 Capretta interchangeable watch bands from Aldo.
My sister added a new addition to the family and he's cute enough to make your heart melt! She's going to throw a puppy party soon and wanted a picture for the invite, so I got to spend a little time with this nugget. Puppies can be really exhausting..but it was totally worth it. These were just a few of my favorites!
Happy holidays, friends! Our holidays have been filled with a plethora of fun and equal parts stress. December was really eventful for us with holday parties and we even got to get away for a few days but the best part of December was by far celebrating our anniversary. THREE YEARS! We are broke, though, because that seems to be the effect of celebrations-so we're planning a future trip in February to Asheville. So..to be continued on that note.
Our little holiday getaway included really freaking exciting things such as Ricky finally getting to see snow for the first time ever! We have tried countless times to plan trips around winter time in order to cross this off the list, but I guess this time it was just meant to be. Of course, the first thing we did in Vermont in 19 degree weather was visit the Ben and Jerry museum. We froze our tookus' off and Ricky almost lost his toes. We had a bunch of tiny little adventures in VT, and we loved it. More pictures to come!
Hi guys! It's been a long while. Ricky and I have been working and being studious, and kind of got caught up in a whirlpool as of late. Because of this, the blog has kind of been neglected. :(
In the last few months Ricky's started two new jobs, I've lost one, and we started classes for fall. It's been a pretty yin-yang couple months, but we're looking forward to the next lovely months of fall.
I had a really awesome opportunity to go on a trip with my sister, brother in law, and the pup so I jumped on it to get away from the chaos. I'm really glad I did, too, because North Carolina is beautiful and I appreciated the time away from the sweltering Florida heat.
Below are some of the pictures from our trip. Ricky couldn't tag along since he just started a new job and time away was difficult. I went solo and missed him for 5 whole days. That was tough. I did enjoy wifi in the mountains, though, so I didn't go absolutely insane.