Travel & Trails

Travel experiences, trails to hike, places to visit, and anything about recreation in the great outdoors.

Portraits from Vacation

It is once again time to update everyone’s family pictures. Another year has gone by and I need new portraits of the kids. So once again I’m attempting to take some of my own. This time I thought the extreme location...

Goblin Valley and All My Goblins

It was spring break this last week which meant family vacation on a budget for us. So we loaded up the minivan with Walmart snacks and our favorite, flavored water and hit the road for a short tour of several Utah State and National...

Happy Trails to You

Xyla and I have been enjoying the great outdoors in the form of hiking various trails around salt lake. We apologize for being absentee for the last bit, but we needed a break. As we are started to come back to life, with the spring...

Beach Bums

The other day Catherine, Squash and I decided we needed a break from regular life and impulsively jumped in the car and went to the beach for the afternoon. No, we haven’t relocated to California. We visited the beach at the Great...

Welcome Home!

Today Jens is coming back to Utah from Chile. He really honed his super powers while away. I am sure he is going to miss it, but we are glad he is coming home. -Brooke

Atlantic Beach

As the hurricane hits North Carolina, my thoughts are with my wonderful in-laws who live there.  Their power is out but they have two bathtubs full of water and plenty of supplies.  So far the only casualty within the family was my...