Las Vegas!

Sin City feels a lot less sinful with a toddler. I’m not sure what to say about Vegas. It was completely overstimulating for all of us, especially coming from Zion. The national rodeo finals were in town, so there were lots of gentlemen in very large cowboy hats accompanying ladies who wore jeans with festively…

Zion to Las Vegas

Talk about a shock to the system! After several days in national parks in a very sparsely populated part of the country, I almost had a full-blown panic attack on arrival in Vegas. Lights! Colors! People people people! They can still smoke inside here (really!)! Phew. First things first. We woke up at the Zion…

Arches to Zion

Yup, we ran the entire alphabet today! Morning came, chilly and cold, and brought with it a seriously unhappy toddler. Getting packed and ready to go this morning was tough with a kid who wouldn’t be put down, wouldn’t be distracted, and wouldn’t be appeased. Thankfully, some bacon and toast with purple jam (some blackberry,…

Arches National Park (With a Toddler)

Today was… overstimulating for all of us, but in a really good way. I’ve never seen anything like Arches; my own eyes were telling me that the vistas I was clearly seeing must be photoshopped, since there is no such thing as rock that colorful and sky that particular shade of cerulean blue. We woke…

Heading Home, Day One

On the road again! This time in a minivan, heading from the Mountain West to the southwest and then back to Texas. We’ve been in Utah since August for Logan’s work, and I am so excited to be heading back home! Park City had its first real snowfall last night. I wonder if I would…

Utah with the Family: SLC Farmers’ Market and Wheeler Farm

Well, since our time in Utah is rapidly coming to a close, maybe it’s time to talk a little bit about what we’ve done since we’ve been here. OK, besides that. Logan’s parents came to visit us back in mid-October, and we drove down into Salt Lake City with them for a bit of autumnal…

Chicago, with a quickness

This fall has been an absolute doozy. Actually, every month since July has qualified for doozy status. Logan got a job working on a TV show filming in Utah, in one of those classic film business we-need-you-here-like-yesterday-but-twelve-hours-from-now-will-have-to-do-and-are-you-available-for-the-next-six-months-kthxbye hirings. Ami and I stayed in Austin to finish out her summer school semester and then followed him…

HOME!

I plan to put these words in order on this page, but man am I exhausted! We woke up on Saturday morning in Tokyo (late afternoon Friday Central time, that is), gathered our things, and hopped on the metro to Ueno Station. There, we picked up the Keisei Skyliner bound for Narita airport. We enjoyed…

Tokyo: The Last Day

Aw, man. I can’t believe I’m already writing about the last day of our trip to Japan! We need to leave our apartment here near Ginza at about 7:15 tomorrow morning to head to Narita to catch out flight, so tomorrow doesn’t really count as a trip day at all. 7:15 isn’t too far away,…

Travel Day: Takayama to Tokyo

Logan’s birthday is today. YAY! He got to spend most of it on a train, which was neat, but maybe not his most exciting birthday ever? We woke up this morning in Takayama, packed, and caught the 11:32 Wide View Hida. The gel cling stickers made an appearance again – this was a dollar well…

Takayama: Exploring the Town

So. We should have planned for more time here in Takayama. I’m not sure where we’d have found the time, but I love this town and am sad to leave tomorrow morning! Part of it could be the amazing airbnb Logan found, but I think most of it is the walkable town center, fascinating shops,…

Takayama: Day Trip Through the Time Tunnel

Today was a really good day. Last night was a little rough, though – I’m noticing it usually takes Amity a day or two to settle into a new place, which is hard when you’re moving every 3-4 nights. So, even though she had that super cool cubby, she woke up at 2:45 and demanded…