This year feels like the year of the family with reunions, weddings, and birthday bashes, too! The first of many family trips began on June 21st in Huntsville, UT. Huntsville is located in the Ogden Valley, a small valley surrounded by huge mountains and some of the best ski resorts. Several members of Todd’s family … Continue reading
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Salt Lake City: Real Soccer and Great Sushi, Here We Come.
An ambitious 12-hour road trip from Portland, Ore. to Salt Lake City, Utah brought back so many memories of my past trips to this city. Salt Lake has changed a lot in the past five years, but I was counting on some things being the same — I wasn’t disappointed at all. As I neared … Continue reading
Zion National Park: My first backcountry hiking experience
In spring of 2009, my friend Cassie and I began our first overnight backcountry hiking experience. We started our journey in Las Vegas, NV. After a hearty dinner at an all-you-can-eat, old-town Vegas casino, we started our drive to Zion National Park in Springdale, UT. We stayed the night at the halfway point to our … Continue reading
Mesa Verde National Park: Culture from another time.
Mesa Verde National Park is on my top ten list of parks to see before you die. Matter of fact, I would put it at number six on my list. As I explored this place, I began to wonder what the people were like, what their chief concerns must have been, and how they created … Continue reading