Our Travels

Keep up with us on our travel destinations as we explore the great places around the world.

A Look Back at 2017

A Look Back at 2017

This past year has indeed been a roller coaster. As I reflect on the year that has been I must pour out my heart in gratitude to the Almighty for the many blessings and great prosperity that we have experienced. As the chapter turns over to a new year I reflect on...

Spring Break 2017

Spring Break 2017

With a week off of school and both of us having flexible schedules currently it was due time for some adventure. It has been since our Northwest trip last summer that we have been on an extended road trip. We were in desperate need of some time wandering. We planned...

A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

Whenever I head to the desert I am amazed. I am amazed at the fight for life, the beauty to behold, the tranquility, and certainly the heat. As we headed out to Southern California we decided to make a couple of stops that we have never made before. We've certainly...

My 2016 Year In Review

My 2016 Year In Review

As I take a look back over the course of 2016 there is much to be thankful for. It has been a year full of blessings and adventure. We have been blessed in so many ways. I've been able to explore more of the world that God has created for us. And often, I've been able...

Visiting Multnomah Falls

What's a trip to Portland and the Columbia Gorge with Multnomah Falls? These falls aren't the largest or widest, but they certainly are iconic. The view from the highway is good, but it is worth fighting the crowds to see it from the base and the bridge. If you're...

Lopez Island

Lopez Island

Since we've been married my wife has told me of this place on the Puget Sound that she visited once in her youth. She always made it sound magical. I wasn't sure what stood out to her more, the trip up and back or the stay on the island. Well, we just rediscovered...

Running Mendocino and the Coast

Running Mendocino and the Coast

About 10 days ago my wife decided to do another 50k to try to improve her overall UltraRunning Race Series ranking. Looking at the options we found this great little race on the Northern California coastline in the town of Mendocino. It is a first-year race - the...

A Bay Area Blitz

A Bay Area Blitz

This past weekend we had the opportunity to head to the Bay Area for some fun in a little warmer weather. Leslie raced the TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 mile race (more on that in a bit). They also had a team element to it so Altra had 9 athletes competing...

East Coast Road Trippin'

What better way to spend 27 days of homelessness than to do it on the road! We are inbetween homes for nearly a month and were already planning a road trip so it "kinda" worked out. The stress of packing our entire home before vacation was not ideal, but living on the...