Five Things Friday (#35)

It’s Friday! I hope you all had wonderful weeks, and great holidays if you celebrate 4th of July. We had a barbecue with a bunch of friends and family, and it was a wonderful day. I also have family visiting from Washington this week and it’s been a fun week with very little sleep, butContinue reading “Five Things Friday (#35)”

Adventure Time: Santa Cruz Island

Sometimes I get overwhelmed when I think about all the traveling and exploring I’d like to do. I’m going to Ireland next month, which I absolutely can’t wait for, and Japan has been high on my mind. Part of what overwhelms me, though, is the sheer amount of adventuring there is to do right inContinue reading “Adventure Time: Santa Cruz Island”

Invisible Friends

It is a truth universally acknowledged that making friends as an adult is hard. It’s awkward and uncomfortable to get close to someone new at this point in your life, especially if you’re like me and have had the same best friend for sixteen years. Prior to about two years ago, I was totally Sam WeirContinue reading “Invisible Friends”

Septembers into Octobers

The other day Marshall and I drove by a pumpkin patch and I was shocked. “They have pumpkins already?!” Marshall’s response was to look at me sideways and say, “Claire, it’s the end of September.” I’m an October baby. On Friday the 13th this year, I’ll be turning 26, which is something I somehow feelContinue reading “Septembers into Octobers”

Montaña de Oro

  How fantastic is California? Sometimes I forget because I’ve lived here my whole life, but the diversity of landscapes and climates in this huge state is simply amazing. I’ve lived here almost 26 years and done a fair amount of traveling, and there are still parts I haven’t seen. Montaña de Oro State Park wasContinue reading “Montaña de Oro”