The “Nest of Texas”

I first ventured into the Lone Star State in January for a conference, while we were there, I learned that it there are hundreds of species of birds that call that portion of the coast home…and many, many more that migrate through. It’s quite literally a bird-watchers paradise and is known as the “Nest of…

C.A.L. Goes West Pt. 1

First days of the Westward Trip for the HappilyEmvorAfter wedding! Popo Agie Falls, Wyoming, and Stars

Diving Days of Summer

Working a job that has an extremely unpredictable schedule (take for example walking in on a Monday and learning you’ll be on the 07:30 ferry on Tuesday) makes planning beyond vacations next to impossible. Most of my plans are get a stamp of “if I’m around, I”ll do this”. Well the universe aligned and I…


Maine is the place synonymous with relaxation. Add in diving and it’s essentially nirvana.

CAL Falls in Love with the Mountains: Day Six

Working a job where most days we meet for 05:30-06:00, I’m no stranger to early mornings. But that doesn’t mean I like them (read: I don’t. At all). So a nice lazy morning where we leave the house after 09:00? Totally cool in my book. After saying goodbye to the ladies, we jumped in the…

CAL Falls in Love with the Mountains: Day Five

After spending a few weeks in the HEAT of Texas, I’m dreaming of snowy days…to back to Colorado we go! Nothing like looking at pictures upon pictures of snow to help you escape the memories of sweat drenched days and nights (the low is stil high 70s). March 6: After a few days characterized by…

Diving Scapa Flow, Scotland

From May 1 to May 11, I embarked on a whirlwind trip across the pond to the Orkney Islands. It was an absolutely amazing trip both on land and under the sea. We were graced with some pretty good weather (though I could’ve done without all the wind) and the trip had a delightful slow pace to it.

Wondertwins Go West: Day Three

Traffic, Garden of the Gods, and back to Boulder. After mostly snowy skies (no complaints from me) it was a wonderful treat to wake up to clear, sunny skies! FINALLY we could see the mountains that had been so easily shrouded.