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!
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
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
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 Crossing through Riverbeds & Seeing Lover’s Leap | Hiking Trail #2 in Shades State Park, Indiana
Get your summer on! Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, is one of my favorite places to visit in the spring and summer times! (Side note: Coeur D’Alene is pronounced core-duh-LANE) It’s a smaller lake town, located near the Washington State – Idaho border right on Coeur D’Alene Lake in southwest Idaho. The main downtown area runs along Sherman Ave. There are many shops selling gifts, artwork, clothes … Continue reading Get your summer on! in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
What a crazy world we live in right now. Like many people around the world, I’m currently teleworking from home and social distancing. I’m so lucky to still have my job and be able to telework and stay home all day. I think about that a lot. For the sake of where society is right now, I’d like to write about what a “day in … Continue reading A Day in the Life: Quarantine Edition
If you’re like me, then you’re probably stuck inside your house, teleworking and social distancing. If you’re also like me, then you’re probably getting pretty bored. In no particular order, here are few things that I’ve been doing to occupy my time during quarantine. 1) Start a journal I was never a huge fan of journaling pre-quarantine. I never had the patience or time to … Continue reading Bored? Here are 6 things you can do during quarantine!