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Summer 2023 adventures!

Back in March, I spent part of my spring break in southern California visiting my sister. The weather left something to be desired, but everything else about the trip was wonderful and I came home super excited to share it with you all! That was six weeks ago and – as evidenced by the fact… Continue reading Summer 2023 adventures!

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A year in review: 2022

Well, another year has come and gone, and I'm not entirely sure how it happened. For us, 2022 was both more and less eventful than previous years. I admit, I may have been a little too ambitious for our first three years in Colorado. At the time, we didn't know if we would be staying… Continue reading A year in review: 2022

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How to get married in a national park

I was never the girl who planned every detail of her dream wedding. Or any detail, for that matter. I didn’t have a dream wedding. But somewhere in the back of my mind, I always envisioned getting married in the mountains. So when Pat and I first started planning our wedding – which was supposed… Continue reading How to get married in a national park

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Colorado 14er #2: Mount Bierstadt

I’ve been hiking since I was too young to remember, and in that time I’ve accumulated quite a few hiking accomplishments. But one thing I’d never done in all 32 years of my life was go hiking alone. In general, I don’t consider myself an anxious person. Sure, I have my moments of anxiety when… Continue reading Colorado 14er #2: Mount Bierstadt

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Montana road trip 2021, part I: waterfalls, birds, & the Lewis and Clark expedition

For someone who spent 18 years of her life in Montana, I’ve seen a remarkably small amount of the state. In my defense, it’s a huge state. I’ve done a reasonably thorough job exploring the area around my hometown. But most of my trips to other parts of the state were for gymnastics or track… Continue reading Montana road trip 2021, part I: waterfalls, birds, & the Lewis and Clark expedition

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Diana’s Favorites: Sunrises and Sunsets

A couple years back, I started what was intended to be an ongoing series of “favorites” posts. I published favorite national parks lists for both the US and Canada... and then apparently I completely forgot about the whole thing. Recently, I was inspired to make another favorites list by Rebecca of Rebecca Goes Rendezvous (who… Continue reading Diana’s Favorites: Sunrises and Sunsets

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Handstands: the A-Z Edition

We all know I'm obsessed with lists. But present circumstances have made my travel to-do list a little depressing; it's not getting any shorter, and my 2020 list of accomplishments is not getting any longer. But then I stumbled across a handful of A-Z travel lists here on WordPress and decided to jump on the… Continue reading Handstands: the A-Z Edition

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Goals for 2020: #OptToAct Challenge

I've never been one for New Year's Resolutions. I've always disliked the mindset that January 1st is the only time to make a change or start developing new habits. I know the arbitrary date marking the beginning of a week, month, or year might be a good motivator for some people, but I've never been… Continue reading Goals for 2020: #OptToAct Challenge

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A Year in Review: #52HikeChallenge 2019

Historically, I've wrapped up each year with a summary of our annual highlights. I'm going to do the same this year, but with a little twist. In 2019, for the first time ever, I participated in the 52 Hike Challenge. This is exactly what it sounds like: the challenge of completing 52 hikes in 52… Continue reading A Year in Review: #52HikeChallenge 2019

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Westward Bound, part I – Connecticut to Kentucky

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. I hadn’t planned to spend so many years in Connecticut. And I certainly never expected that I’d be sad to leave. Admittedly, I wasn’t sad to leave behind the humidity and the brutal winters and the traffic and the rude drivers (because yes, New England drivers really are… Continue reading Westward Bound, part I – Connecticut to Kentucky