I'd like to officially introduce you guys to Benny. Our new little member 🐶
Three weeks ago Jeremy and myself drove five hours to Yakima, WA to meet this little one (of course i picked out the biggest tubby guy in the litter). Fast forward to two days ago and we were finally able to go pick him up!
I'm so excited for this little guy to come with us on all our new adventures around the country. So far hims really likes sitting on our shoulders and be extra adorable. Get ready for lots of Benny spams!
Labor Day Weekend is approaching and with it the end of summer 🌞 So let’s plan a long weekend getaway to one of my top cities in the 🇺🇸 Each one is different from the other and offer multiple attractions indoors and outdoors, along with great gastronomy and entertainment! #sanfrancisco 🌉#chicago 🏙 #newyorkcity 🗽 #austin 🤘🏼
Some of my most creative moments happen on the train. It could be the A train up to Harlem or the Midnight Train to Georgia. 🚞I’ve made friends on trains headed West, been delayed for hours due to storms up north, and laughed uncontrollably with my roommates on a train car in Italy.
The inspiring thing is that the train has a momentum if its own... you have to go with the flow and just ride the ride. 💁🏽♀️ I remember a man I sat across from years ago. He was hurting because he’d just lost his wife. 😥 His journey started in Boston and he was headed to Fayetteville, NC ... for a new beginning. He told me how excited he was to reunite with the family who convinced him to start a new chapter down south. We smiled about that together. 😊 🙌🏽 On another trip I sat in the cafe car with a graphic designer. We talked about our love for the train and the “process of it all”. We both found something uniquely special in the patience the train forces you to gain. 💯
I could go on and on remembering the passengers, the stories and the familiar faces, but instead I’ll ride the ride ... join the momentum and let the creativity flow.
PSA: National Parks Service is celebrating its 103rd birthday tomorrow and are waiving entrance fees! We were planning to go to Boyden Cave in Sequoia National Park, but have pushed it back to next weekend so we can get caught up at home. BUT if YOU are looking to escape this Central Valley heat and save some 💵you should totally visit one of the three amazing parks in Central California or any of the other 55 throughout the rest of the US! We have been really enjoying the national parks along our path this year, with our most recent visit being to Crater Lake. The U.S. has so many gorgeous natural wonders and we are really grateful for the NPS preserving these places and making them so enjoyable to visit! Happy birthday @nationalparkservice And, thank you! #thebeautifulwandering
We can’t get enough of the turquoise lakes of Banff National Park! ✨
Visiting Lake Maureen was the perfect way to end a great day! The kids & @blessedwithoutboundaries had a blast jumping over driftwood and climbing the rocks all the way to the top of the mountain to find a great viewing point of the lake from us above.
Have you even seen water this turquoise before??
Back when we did some exploring on Route 66. We found some amazing camp spots along here too. It was such an insanely beautiful desert landscape with just us and some burros. Who else here has traveled on this historic highway?!