On day 2 and 3 we ate at the Gold Lounge for breakfast which was like everything else super amazing. There is a buffet out and access to drinks and snacks all day and I would definitely recommend adding that to your trip. We ate lunch and dinner at just about all of the restaurants on the resort and every single meal was amazing. Specifically on that night we had dinner at Toro which was amazing… the dessert was this ice cream and chocolate concoction that they literally drop like a bomb on your table it was ridiculous and awesome. Oh and I should mention every single restaurant had a kids menu so there was no where on the resort we didn’t feel welcome with the girls.Read More
Okay I have to confess we have seriously overlooked Boulder Colorado. When Ben and I were dating we went and walked around a few times but never gave this city the attention it deserves! This past weekend we went and spent a few days exploring Boulder with the girls and it was so much fun! I grossly underestimated the charm of this city and now kind of consider it the Portland Oregon of Colorado. I had a few people who watched my Instagram stories while we were there ask for recommendations on what to do SO here is all the things we did and my general thoughts on them. We loved Boulder and will be back so if you have any recommendations of your own or questions about anywhere we went please, please, please comment below!Read More
SO you want to get outdoors, but its Fall and you have a baby... that means changing weather, changing light, and just the general extra needs of hiking with a toddler. We try to get out with Jessamyn pretty frequently so today I thought I would put together a little guide for how we get out in the Fall (and soon to be Winter) with a baby.Read More
We bought a bus!!! (If the title for the blog didn't already give that away) We entered the bid on Sunday and won on Monday... oh my goodness this has been so crazy. Did I mention we hadn't even seen the busy before we bid on it? (It is beautiful by the way) but seriously this might be one of the craziest things we have ever done.....Read More
I took about a million photos this weekend while we were out camping so here are just a few for you all...
We went to Eleven Mile Reservoir primarily because they were one of the few places with a camp site available but also because it was suppose to be really beautiful!
We found out through the Colorado park system you can search for any open site which is such a life saver for last minute camping! There was also a lot of National Forest dispersed camping available and I think if we go back that is definitely what we will do! (You can never beat a free camping spot!)
Jessamyn did so well! We took her camping a few times last year (she struggled to sleep) but this time her biggest problem was getting a fishing hook stuck in her pants! She loved the water, all the friendly "dog dogs" around, and was beyond excited about the camp fire. I want more than anything for this to become part of her culture and just a normal part of our life to be out in nature and enjoying life "unplugged."
I don't think it would be a proper camping experience without a campfire, thunderstorm, and s'mores...
I'll do a post later this summer about camping with a tiny and our essentials. It is actually surprising how little you need to have a successful trip! We actually forgot half of the things we meant to bring and still managed to have such a lovely time. If you have any camping tips or essentials please share them in the comments below because I would love to know!
Friday Harbor had such a quiet feel to it and we really just wandered around and drank a lot of coffee. The slower pace and quietness of being out on an island was so relaxing after spending three days running around Seattle and I felt like Jessamyn and really all of us got a bit of a rest and recharge.Read More
One thing we always do on trips is find all the best local tea and coffee stops and sometimes even local major coffee chains. I feel like there is such a culture around coffee and tea and finding these spots can really help you understand a city better, meet some really awesome people, and on a very basic level get a fabulous beverage and the occasional baked good. Doing this with a toddler was even more fun because I swear she will be a coffee and tea sniffing expert by the time she is old enough to drink the beverages. Seattle is also a really dreamy and rainy city so this worked out really well for us on our trip and led to a lot of quiet mornings and cozy conversations with complete strangers.Read More