Moved In and Looking Back: It All Worked Out

Sunset view from our cabin inside Rocky Mountain National Park

My flight from Florida back to Colorado left at a painfully early hour, and after a long flight and a longer drive from the airport, I arrived at Austin and I’s mountainside cabin completely and utterly exhausted. Continue reading “Moved In and Looking Back: It All Worked Out”

Best Of: Japan 2014


It’s been over a month since mom and I returned from Japan, and 14 blog posts later I’m still struggling with how to adequately summarize our weeks in this confusing, enchanting place. Continue reading “Best Of: Japan 2014”

Japan Eats


I love food. Continue reading “Japan Eats”

The Great Buddha of Todai-ji


After spending almost a week in Kyoto, mom and I started jumping on trains for day trips to nearby cities. Continue reading “The Great Buddha of Todai-ji”

Fushimi Inari-taisha – We Are All the Same


Visiting the Fushimi Inari-taisha was on the top of my must-see list in Kyoto. Continue reading “Fushimi Inari-taisha – We Are All the Same”

Classic Kyoto Streets


Alright, I’m just going to say it: most of the cities we visited in Japan were ugly. Continue reading “Classic Kyoto Streets”

My Favorite Kyoto Temples

The entrance to Kiyomizu-dera Temple

According to Wikipedia, about 20% of Japan’s National Treasures and 14% of the country’s Important Cultural Properties are located in Kyoto. Continue reading “My Favorite Kyoto Temples”

Views from the Top


Sifting through the photos from our time in Japan, I started to notice a theme. Continue reading “Views from the Top”

The Japan Trip


Well single reader, after three weeks in Japan, I’m back at my home base tucked high in the Colorado Rockies. Continue reading “The Japan Trip”