Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that you’re enjoying the start of this holiday season. It probably looks differently for you, because I know that it does for me too. I decided to stay home for Thanksgiving and not travel to my family, so this will be my first Thanksgiving spent entirely alone. I’ve never spent either Thanksgiving or Christmas alone in my entire life. Granted, saying … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!
Hi everyone! I have a little life update for you. Last month, I left my job at NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, and accepted a job in Jacksonville, Florida, with the private aerospace company, Redwire / Made In Space, Inc., as their newest communications and PR specialist. My primary job will be to run their social media accounts, so be sure to go … Continue reading I Quit NASA and Moved to Florida
Have you ever explored the Midwest? This west coast gal hasn’t! But now I’m slowly working my way through it and I’m actually so pleasantly surprised. Lafayette, Indiana, is located about an hour and a half north of Indianapolis, in the Midwestern part of the state; it’s also about two and a half hours from Chicago, Illinois. Now, there’s really nothing significant about Lafayette – … Continue reading A Midwestern Dream | Exploring Lafayette, Indiana
Quarantine has made me really introspective about the places that I’ve been lucky enough to visit, and which places I would love to visit again. Of course I’m feeling the wanderlust, so here are a few places that I really want to visit again at some point in my life! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Philadelphia is rich in history and beautiful buildings. I’ve only been once before, … Continue reading Places I Really Want to Visit Again
Shades State Park is one of the coolest state parks I’ve ever been to. If you’re looking for a fun adventure with your friends and family, this is definitely the place to go. Shades State Park is located in the mid-western section of Indiana, about 1 hour south of Lafayette or 1 hour west from Indianapolis. Park admission is $7 per car on weekends, $4 … Continue reading Climbing Up Ladders & Crawling Through Ravines | Hiking Trails #4 & 6 in Shades State Park, Indiana
It’s that time of the year again! Time for pumpkin patches, haunted houses and corn mazes. Autumn is definitely my favorite time of the year and I love going out to local farms and partaking in their “fall festivals.” This year, I went to Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas, for their annual Fall Festival. I came here last year as well and absolutely loved it, … Continue reading Flowering Picking, Pumpkin Patches & Escaping the Corn Maze at Froberg’s Farm in Alvin, Texas
I absolutely love flowers, nurseries, gardens and arboretums – basically anything that involves flowers and plants. So, it’s no surprise that I love visiting Manito Park in Spokane, Washington. Manito Park is a short drive away from downtown Spokane. It’s a large and beautiful park filled with gardens that I’ve written about before, but this was the first time that I was able to visit … Continue reading The Last Flowers of the Season in Manito Park, Spokane, Washington
One thing that my family has always wanted to do ever since my grandparents became snowbirds in the Pacific Northwest was renting a boat and going boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake in Idaho. Coeur d’Alene is located on the north(ish)-western edge of Idaho, along the border with Washington State. It’s actually my favorite place in the Pacific Northwest and every time I visit my grandparents, … Continue reading Spending the Day Boating on Coeur d’Alene Lake, Idaho