prague, czech republic.

^^Tyn Church^^

^^Powder Tower^^
^^Astronomical Clock Tower behind us^^

^^Top of Clock Tower^^
^^View from Astronomical Clock Tower^^

^^St. Vitus Cathedral in the distance^^
^^Charles Bridge^^
On Friday we drove to the city of one hundred spires: Prague, Czech Republic. We've been to a few countries since we've arrived here, and I think Czech Republic is on the top of my list. We saw amazing architecture and took the elevator to the top of the Astronomical Clock Tower. Being able to see a 360° view of the city.

Next stop: Boleslawiecki, Poland


hermitage bayreuth, germany.

^^New Palace^^
^^Stones set in every inch of the palace^^
^^Ruin Theatre^^
^^New Palace. The curves represent the palace of Apollo in heaven. According to mythology, the god departs in his sun chariot every morning, to cross the world and fill it with his light^^
^^Hermitage Palace, now known as Old Palace^^
^^Palace lovin' with my little niece, Janey^^
Today we visited a palace built in the 1700's in a town called Bayreuth. After Margrave Friedruch took over the government, he presented this entire complex to his wife for her birthday(!) in 1735. Spring is in full bloom here and it's gorgeous!

Tomorrow: Prague, Czech Republic


eschenbach, germany.

^^Speinshart Monastery^^

^^Speinshart Monastery^^
^^Town of Eschenbach^^
We stayed close to Paige's town today and visited a Monastery a few miles away then walked up a long hill along a town called Eschenbach. I love the food here; Nutella pastries for breakfast and German bratwursts for lunch! I could really get used to this place...

I AMsterdam.

^^iconic I AMsterdam sign^^

^^canals in Amsterdam^^
^^Anne Frank house. It's been completely remodeled for tourists and the line was about a 2 hour wait, so we had to pass (sadly!) this time.^^We had a long flight to Europe and a connecting flight from Amsterdam, Netherlands before flying to Germany so we explored the city for several hours. We walked along the canals to the Anne Frank house, Amsterdam sign, Van Gogh museum, and the Flower Market. 

The flight from Amsterdam to Nuremberg was super short and now we're here at my sisters place! I l o v e Europe.


pikes place, seattle.

On Friday I flew into Seattle to stay with my parents before we (my mom and sister-in-law) head to Germany to visit my older sister who lives there. We just don't have flowers like this in Vegas or if we do they are way overpriced. I couldn't help myself and bought a $10 bouquet and took it home to enjoy for the weekend.

Can't wait to start our girls trip! I'll be posting regularly on Instagram and blog our daily adventures, too.


two years.

^^garlands made by tassellove^^

Happy two years to my other half! The first two years were awesome, but I think the third is going to the best. We have a ton of adventures planned this year and I can't wait. Cheers to many many more years together ;)


sloan canyon.

^^All of the cacti are blooming in the desert and I love it. Can't get over that pink!^^
^^Petroglyphs from the Archaic Period^^
A few weeks ago we heard about Sloan Canyon Petroglyphs that are right outside of Henderson (the city we live in). The directions and everything about this hike is low key since the Bureau of Land Management is trying to keep this area on the down low due to vandalism. These petroglyphs are from the Meso-Indian period, between 8000 to 2000 BC, and there are about 1,700 stones with petroglyphs. Even the hike isn't clearly marked so trying to find the petroglyphs themselves were a challenge but once we made it, we knew.

I loved looking at these and thinking about the stories the Natives were trying to tell. It was clear the trail was once a river and that was even more fascinating thinking about how the earth has transformed since then (I mean, we are in the middle of the desert!)

This blog has sort of transformed into our weekend adventure trips and not much of a design blog. Our week days consist of four jobs between the two of us (and we both work from home) so we really just want to get o u t s i d e by Friday. In two weeks I'm heading to Germany to visit my sister and I can't wait!