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2016 Swanson Adventure Recap

On the eve of a new year I’m happy to take a mental time machine trip through our adventures of 2016, which included 27 nights out in our RV, some plane rides and look forward to what 2017 has in store!  Click on the links below for more details and pictures!  Happy new year! January … Continue reading

Colorado flashback

Before I recap 2016 adventures I need to take a mental time machine back to our Colorado trip in July.  It was one of our highlights of the year because we got to play in the mountains with our friends, try new things like summiting our first 14er and doing white water rafting and having … Continue reading

Wrapping up 2016 Tucson style

Last year we spent the end of the year in Phoenix at McDowell Mountain Park with our good friends.  This year we decided to explore Tucson as have had several friends talk it up. We’ve had two RV Thanksgiving outings but this was the first year we celebrated Christmas in the RV. Ironically we stayed … Continue reading

Sweating & Eating My Way Through Austin

I was able to join Matt for his work conference trip to Austin.  It was the first time in Austin for both of us.  From what I can tell a highlight of the city is countless bars and live music.  Since we are more morning peeps I took a different tourist approach to Austin and … Continue reading

Julian

We celebrated our first wedding anniversary in Julian, CA about 14.5 years ago by staying at a bed and breakfast (sadly burned down years later in a wildfire), eating at restaurants in town and going to a winery. In the years to come Julian became a different refuge for us as we discovered camping, running … Continue reading

Foreshadowing

Matt and I watch a lot of movies and I joke that I should have been a director or producer as I can usually pick up on foreshadowing and determine what is going to happen next. Over the past few months we’ve had some encounters that I am starting to see as foreshadowing as to … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch Vegan Style

One thing non vegans might not know is there are not a lot of Sunday Brunch options for the vegan crowd (don’t know if you can call 1% of the population a crowd but can’t wait for that number to grow into a crowd!). I am part of the San Diego Vegans group on Facebook … Continue reading

Pacific Northwest roadtrip – Mt Rainer

From Mt Hood we drove to Mt Rainer National Forest.  When we were driving we kept on taking pictures of what we thought was Mt Rainer but it was really Mt Adams!  This was also my first time in the state of Washington.  Only five more states to go to cover all 50 states: Hawaii, … Continue reading

Pacific Northwest Trip – Bend, OR

We rolled out of Boise early on a Tuesday morning with our next stop being Bend, Oregon for two days.  We’ve heard so many great things about Bend so were excited to explore the city and cycle around the area. When we first arrived we scouted out the Juniper Swim and Fitness Center to get … Continue reading