A Grand Tour of California

At the start of June, Luke’s parents came out to California for a visit. While this isn’t our typical trip, we have some pictures we’d like to share, and maybe you can use our experiences as an action packed outline for your next visit to the Golden State. San Francisco We spent the first┬áday in…

Debauchery on Bourbon Street

Everyone we knew had been to New Orleans and they had all loved it. They shared lists of places to see, things to do, and drinks to consume. We were stoked! And then we got there. We decided to do up Bourbon Street. You may enjoy the debauchery, but personally we found the party to…

Washington, DC

With Shenandoah National Park’s Skyline Drive closed due to freezing rain we headed to explore Washington D.C. If you need help in planning your visit to the Capital you can download the Official NPS National Mall App. The app has a comprehensive list of the sites with a good description of each. However, the “tour”…

Stairway to Coit Tower: San Francisco

I was a cold, dreary day in Santa Clara. So we hopped a train to San Francisco. It was a warm Saturday in the city. We packed hats, gloves, and extra jackets but were pleased to find them unnecessary. We had a plan to complete Walk 1 from Stairway Walks in San Francisco by Adah…

Dazed and Confused: Amsterdam

City life sure is different than mountain life! We arrived in Amsterdam dusty, smelly, and exhausted. Having taken a red-eye from Tanzania, we were in desperate need of a shower and a bed. Unfortunately, we did not know where to get either. After much scrambling, train rides, and lugging our bags across the city, we…

My Big Fat Moshi Wedding

Keeping fingers crossed that the photocopies of Luke’s passport photos would work for the visa, we walked into Kilimanjaro International Airport. This building, smaller than that in Nairobi, was almost completely empty at 11PM. We filled out our forms, scanned our fingerprints, smiled for the cameras, and our visas were stamped. Hey, what about the…