May 13, 2019

Girl's Trip - Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
In March, all of the Elmer girls took a Spring Break trip to Hilton Head Island. We enjoyed some good food, laughs, and cruising on our bikes. The weather was perfect! We ate at this New Orleans style cafe just a few blocks from our resort and it was delicious! The beignets were amazing! In Savannah we enjoyed shopping around, and trying out Leopold's famous ice cream. I loved the coconut.

January 8, 2019

Merry Christmas

Salt Lake City, UT, USA
This year we traveled to Utah for Christmas. We enjoyed a fun stay at Little America, Christmas PJs, snowboarding, and a NYE dinner at Red Iguana.

November 30, 2018

Sedona Sun

Sedona, AZ 86336, USA
I really wanted my sister to come to Arizona for Thanksgiving, but by the time we checked the flights (in early September) they were either sold out, or extremely overpriced. Instead, we decided to have her come down the weekend before Thanksgiving. Kevin and I thought it would be fun to take her to Sedona. We ended up getting a hotel super last minute, but it was worth it. The hotel had an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, so we were able to enjoy that. The next morning we started by doing the Devils Bridge hike. The weather was absolutely perfect for hiking. This trail is about 5 miles round trip. We had to park pretty far away which made the hike a little bit longer. It was a really nice hike. The spot that you stand for the pictures is actually a little scary. Although it doesn't look bad in the photos you feel like if you accidentally lose your balance you will fall off a cliff. After this hike we made our way back down into Sedona for a little lunch. We tried a fun little bakery cafe called Layla's where we had some really good sandwiches. We ended up walking around the downtown area and visiting some of the quaint shops. We still had quite a bit of light left so we decided to do another hike. The one we decided on was Doe Mountain Trail. This is a 1.2 mile round trip hike, but is mostly just switchbacks up to the plateau. This hike lead to a really amazing view of Sedona.

I would definitely recommend both hikes if you are in town for a day trip. There are plenty of other great hikes, but we will have to save those for another trip and another tourist. ;)

As I sit here to write this I can't help but think of the song "Sisters" from White Christmas. It was such a joy to have my sister with me for the weekend. We decided to make some cupcakes the next day and had a really difficult time with the frosting bag. This endeavor led us both to laughing so hard we fell onto the kitchen floor. These are the moments I live for.

October 5, 2018

Weekend in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, AZ, USA
We went up to Flagstaff to attend our co-workers wedding. It was such a beautiful day, and beautiful ceremony. The next morning we ate breakfast at our hotel and went to the farmer's market. I was wishing we had a little less for breakfast because there were so many goodies at the farmer's market. We really wanted to see some fall colors so we went up to the Snowbowl. Once we got there we decided to take the chairlift up to the top because, "we're here...ya know?". Might as well.

It was a really nice 30 minute ride to the top where we were able to pause, enjoy some quiet time in the nature and talk. There were quite a few trees that were changing color. Most of the trees around the Snowbowl are not deciduous trees so even in the peak of fall they will be green. After our trip to the top we went to downtown Flagstaff to eat at Diablo Burger. They have the BEST burgers and frites. I wish I could eat here more often, but it is a treat to be able to go when we visit Flagstaff.
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