Yosemite National Park: the first of the big Ys

Back in the day before I really dove into the national park world, I had a vague understand what the parks were, knew there were a bunch in the middle of the country, and that Teddy Roosevelt was involved somehow. But when I thought about national parks, I thought of the 2 parks that both had weird Y names: Yosemite and Yellowstone.

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Small Town Colorado: Nederland, CO

Hi! I have a section of this blog called Small Town Colorado. Even though I don’t live there anymore, I still want to share some of the small towns I came across. They really were one of my favorite parts about Colorado.

Every Colorado town kinda feels like a small town to me. While there are certainly some considerably populated areas, every region is typically surrounded by open lands, tons and tons of cows, and big skies. Which makes them all seem pretty tiny and cute and endearing. And of course, there are actual tiny towns around the state, and they are particularly cute and endearing.

This one is all about Nederland, Colorado. Nederland is tucked away just a few miles into the foothills – about 30 minutes into Boulder Canyon.

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TTJ: a stroll in Sedona, Arizona

Welcome to my Teeny Travel Journal! My TTJ! I decided there are places around the world that I’ve visited and want to highlight, without any fluff. Just some snapshots of the city, park, town, region, whatever… without many words to clutter up the post. So it’s a travel journal… but a small one. Plus I really like the word teeny.

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End of summer reflection

I found this reflection survey from a coworker, and I thought it was actually pretty cool. Remember facebook notes and how we would do random surveys? This is kinda like that!!! I know it’s kind of corny… but I think it’s pretty important to reflect on moments, time periods, events that happen in your life.

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Throwback to Torrey Pines

🎶 I go back to San Diego, all the tiiiiime 🎶

I’ve been listening to a lot of Taylor Swift recently. And I’m going back for my last post about the San Diego trip of March 2016! See day one and two here.

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my vibey summer playlist, duh

SUMMER’S ALMOST OVER 😦 😦 😦 😦

Some people get excited for fall. I am not one of those people. Once it’s around, I’m sure I’ll be happy and get into the festive mood, like I always do. But I CERTAINLY do not feel giddy in anticipation. I am not excited for: shorter days, colder weather, less outdoor activities, and generally less fun. Damn I’m bumming myself out right now.

To combat my sadness, I’m sharing my created playlist that I blared all summer long. Yes it is called amy’s feel good summer vibey playlist, because that is EXACTLY what it is.

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Petrified Forest National Park

Hey remember the big 10 day trip through Utah and Arizona featuring here here here and here? Well here’s another one.

Petrified Forest National Park is truly in the middle of nowhere.
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