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Flagstaff Area National Monuments

Over our nearly twenty years of travel as a family, Flagstaff, Arizona has become a place we frequent, either as a stop on our road tripping adventures or as a vacation of its own. Located along Interstate 40 and U.S. 89, Flagstaff is in relatively close proximity to two national parks. The South Rim of… Continue reading Flagstaff Area National Monuments

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Flying Dry on Southwest Airlines

Southwest planes at Ft. Lauderdale's Gate B UPDATE: So I have some good news and some sad news. The sad news is that as of September 23, 2020, there is still no boozy beverage service on Southwest Airlines. I haven't been able to find whether Southwest will extend the expiration dates on 2020 drink coupons… Continue reading Flying Dry on Southwest Airlines

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Some Fun at Camp Anthro

This top isn’t part of the collection, but it should be. Kayla embroidered blouse, Anthropologie, $138. While waiting in the car before our hike to Mt. Baden-Powell last Saturday, I received an email from Anthropologie announcing one of their 2020 summer collections, Camp Anthro: The Art of Adventure. As I consider myself a fairly outdoorsy… Continue reading Some Fun at Camp Anthro

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Hiking the Angeles: Echo Mountain

Owen and I hike around Cobb Estate and the Altadena Crest Trail. Another fun front range hike with easy access from Altadena is the hike up Echo Mountain vía Sam Merrill Trail. The trail begins at what was once the Cobb Estate at the end of Lake Avenue and Loma Alta Drive. From here, you… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Echo Mountain

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Hiking the Angeles: Mt. Lowe

Albert, Toby and Chris the puppies enjoy the view of the Los Angeles area and Catalina Island In the days before the Covid-19 pandemic closures- as in way back three months ago prior to early March- I used head out on special adventures when the boys went on their camping trips. On one such trip,… Continue reading Hiking the Angeles: Mt. Lowe