Trip

A Look Back…

Wow, it feels good to be home and finally get back into the swing of things. We came home to a clean house thanks to our rad summer roommates, we unpacked, caught up on laundry and thought about this upcoming year. Ben started work yesterday and I’m currently looking for a job while running Utopia [...]

Vegas Baby!

We made it to Vegas where all our dreams came true. Haha…just kidding. Maybe I should say where all the stereotypes came true. Since we’ve had to spend our fun money on the van and all its health problems, we had to stay at Hostel Cat, a hostel that was featured in The Hangover and [...]

Angels Landing & Our New Friend

Angels Landing is not recommended for anyone afraid of heights. Six people have died on this hike. For the first 2 miles, you wonder why. The trail is wide and well maintained – even paved in a lot of parts – with a slow incline. And there are fun little slots and caves to explore. [...]

The Narrows!

After hiking Hidden Canyon, the next day we hiked The Narrows – “one of the best, if not the best, hike in the National Park System,” according to Zion National Park and we completely agree. Seriously a magical experience. This 16-mile river hike (I thought it was 9 miles) takes you through ankle to chest [...]

Zion National Park

Since our first big stop at The Petrified Forest, our trip was starting to get better and better. Either that or our adventure adrenaline was pumping more, because every new stop seemed to top the one before. The Grand Canyon was amazing for its grandeur, Lake Powell for being able to swim inside canyon walls, [...]

Figure 8

On our last full day at Bryce Canyon, we decided to try a hike with the best views. We discovered the “Figure 8,” which puts 3 different trails together. There are no signs that say “Figure 8″. We’re thinking this route has become popular among hikers and to find it, go online or ask a [...]

Hiking Fairyland Loop

Well, after being “Crazy for Cocoa Puffs” or should I say “Cocoa Cool,” I got started on laundry and Ben got started with a 10 mile hike of Fairyland Loop. (Confused? Watch the video below and “Cocoa Cool” will make sense.) He got to experience more of these so-called hoodoos and I got to clean [...]

Our First Glimpse of Bryce

We arrived at Bryce after feeling so lucky that Buddy made it. We got there close to dinner time so only got to catch a glimpse of the famous hoodoo formations before heading to a campsite to make dinner. Mitra, do you think I could get a job as an anchor for CNN? Bahaha.

Bryce Canyon National Park

The next day, after the 4th of July, we headed to Bryce Canyon, but not before we (and by we, I mean Ben) spent 3 hours fixing our van. Luckily, it was something that turned out to need a $9 part (for that particular problem). Oh dear Buddy, keep hanging in there. Thankfully he did [...]

A Breaking Report: Buddy

We interrupt our regular programming for a special report. This just in… On the way to San Diego yesterday, Buddy’s transmission almost died (jolting between gears, not going into overdrive and losing 1st gear). What are the odds of the engine and transmission blowing within a month? You might ask, “Did you guys have it [...]