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    The Day Before Valentine’s Day

    big basin redwoods state park cabin

    The day before Valentine’s Day, we got engaged. It rained all night and our cabin was leaking from every corner, but we had a blazing hot fire, a bottle of Talisker, grilled tuna and cheese sandwiches, and for the next day or so, a huge secret between just the two of us.

    I didn’t sleep at all that night.

    Eventually, after we made our way back to civilization (and phone reception), we called up everyone we knew and then celebrated with a big brunch followed by a big dinner. We were married less than 9 months later.

    I’m not a big Valentine’s Day person, never have been, never will be, but I can get behind the day before Valentine’s Day. Every year, on February 13, we like to have tuna melts and a glass of whiskey for old times’ sake. Leaking cabin optional.


    The Best

    We’re back from Vietnam — a combo of a bday + Thanksgiving trip + finding reasonably cheap tickets on a somewhat dubious Asian airline with crappy flight times. It was worth it…


    Hiking Great Falls

    Hidden deep in the suburbs of DC is the not-so-secret Great Falls Park - a pocket of natural beauty that seems like it should exist somewhere much more remote. We hiked…


    Douthat State Park

    Last week (actually two weeks ago as I'm always behind in updating this blog) was a pretty hectic one for Hubs so we decided to take a last-minute getaway to the…

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    a dc cherry blossom picnic

    We wanted to see the cherry blossoms together -- just us -- before they disappeared so we planned a date night, packed a bag with cheese, fruit, and homemade blueberry pecan…