Vacation Review: Miami, FL & Jacksonville, FL

I took somewhat of a hiatus on blog posting when baby HM was born, but it has been five months and we are back! We took two vacations since Seattle: Miami, FL for Nathan to compete in the MiamiMan Triathlon like I did in 2013, and Jacksonville, FL for a beach trip with our neighbors. Miami, Florida We traveled to Miami with my parents in November 2014.  We stayed at…

June 14, 2015

An Epic Hawaiian Vacation

May 1, 2012

  After an exhausting week and a not-so-productive weekend, I think I have finally recovered from what was an EPIC 11-day trip to Hawaii.  The weather was a perfect 80 degrees and sunny (until the last day), the trip was adventure-packed, and the scenery was beautiful.  And in the end, I think I would fit in quite well there… Thursday, April 12 4 AM wake-up call for a 5 AM…


Home from Litchfield Beach

August 10, 2009

Home, bittersweet home from the beach! I have to say that this trip was one of the best beach trips we’ve ever taken. There were no “too-much-time-together” disagreements which made the whole trip better! The weather was PERFECT. We got a few storms the first day, but then it was hot, hot, HOT! the rest of the week. We really lucked out! On Friday, Tristan, me, two cousins and their…


Litchfield Beach Update

This week is family beach week at Litchfield Beach in South Carolina. It’s a bit south of Myrtle Beach but north of Hilton Head. It’s not so touristy which is really nice, so the beaches are really clean and not crowded. Mom, dad, Tristan, and I packed up the Commander and made our way down on Sunday the 2nd. Traffic wasn’t too bad, so we made it in about 8…

August 5, 2009

Onward and Upward

Today I concluded my summer job of exercising horses in the Clifton/Fairfax Station area. I met some really great people and feel really happy to have made such great connections (future job possibilities…?). I also found out what a small world it is and what an even smaller horse world it is. It turned out by chance that I was exercising horses owned by the mother of one of the…

July 31, 2009

Myrtle Beach Pre-Graduation Trip!

This week (Sunday May 17-Wednesday May 20) was spent in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. My housemates at Salem and I decided to take a pre-graduation beach trip since we had a week of free time between final exams and the actual graduation ceremony.  After a bit of hotel research, we decided on the Sandcastle Resort at the Pavilion.  This hotel was actually fairly nice considering they had “student rates.”  Previous…

May 21, 2009