Moments & Misadventures :: Rio From the Bottom to the Top

Moments & Misadventures ::  Rio From the Bottom to the Top

A cool morning dawned upon Rio de Janeiro and I looked out from our hotel window onto the beautiful Copacabana Beach. It was August which meant Brazil's wintertime, which felt like springtime in the states so the weather was perfect for exploring this beautiful city. The beach was quite peaceful with only a few beach [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: My Peggy, What A Lovely Cove You Have!

Moments & Misadventures :: My Peggy, What A Lovely Cove You Have!

It was a blustery day as we drove up the coast from Halifax following the winding road towards Peggy's Cove. This small fishing village holds the claim of one of the most photographed places in all of Canada. So with that recommendation coupled with a long love of lighthouses we decided that we had to [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Icebergs and Iditarod

Moments & Misadventures :: Icebergs and Iditarod

When you tell people that you're heading to Alaska in the wintertime, you will probably be met with a long pause, a confused look, and then with "Alaska? In the winter?...Why?" At least that was the reaction that I got from most people when I announced where I was going. And I guess I can [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Cheers of Butterbeers

Moments & Misadventures :: Cheers of Butterbeers

This week, Brad and I are celebrating 3 years of the wild adventure called marriage. In that time we moved from Utah to Florida, became expert Disneyworld patrons, saw every part of the Space Coast, got evacuated with Hurricane Dorian, moved from Florida to Tennessee in the middle of a pandemic, bought a house, and [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Raining In The Hoodoos

Moments & Misadventures ::  Raining In The Hoodoos

I set out alone for a hike down into the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon. I started at the top of what is called 'Wall Street' where a series of switchbacks take you down into the belly of the formations. Looking up at the towering rock while walking back and forth started to make me a [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Take Me To The Mothership

Moments & Misadventures :: Take Me To The Mothership

I drove through the desert of New Mexico on my way to Roswell to see if they could make a believer out of me. I knew I was getting close when I started seeing aliens plastered on billboards and businesses everywhere I looked. Even McDonald's was paying tribute to the local legend. I pulled into [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Woolen Wonders

Moments & Misadventures :: Woolen Wonders

I had the amazing opportunity to go to Ireland with two aunts who were fulfilling a lifelong dream of going to where their grandparents came from. My one aunt is an accredited genealogist who had traced our family tree back to the 1300s. We would stop by museums and seeing a large picture of someone [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: Sitting In A Hole In The Rock

Moments & Misadventures :: Sitting In A Hole In The Rock

One of Utah's lesser known parks is Capitol Reef National Park. This park boasts of all the beautiful red rock of the southern part of the state but without the crowds of visitors that you often find at the other national parks. We spent the weekend at the park, hiking the different trails among the [...]