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Jared in Mexico!

So recently Jared got an overnight in Pueblo, Mexico and got some time to explore one of the biggest pyramids in the world from ancient times! Listen in on his story on our video!

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Waco Bound (for the day)!

The members of my family are big fans of Fixer Upper, the HGTV series if you don't know. They are based in Waco which is about an hour and a half from our house and they have opened a retail store and bakery. So, my aunt, uncle and cousin came down to visit and we all made a trip together to go check it out!

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Best Hotels from a Pilot's Perspective

Over the past four years in the airlines, Jared has developed a certain, "taste" for which hotels are the best to stay at in his opinion. Listen in to the whys he prefers some hotel chains above others.

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A Reunion in the Northwest

At the end of June, Jared and I headed up to Oregon/Washington for his family's annual reunion. It was a great weekend filled with laughs, gorgeous views and good food!

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Nube Stratos: Unboxing and Initial Impressions!

A few months ago, we posted about how much we love our Nube from Sierra Madre Research and how it is our preferred camping shelter for our trips. However, we also mentioned that Sierra Madre Research was coming out with a new model that they called the Stratos. We preordered and it finally came! Watch our unboxing and our initial impressions below!

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Camping Gear Review: The Gregory Jade 38 Backpack

Maddie got a new backpack for camping last Christmas and after a few great trips with it, here are her thoughts!

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Canada Eatin'

Jared and Robby ended up in Montreal on the same evening for work. Being a Canadian food newbie, Jared took Mr. Rob up on trying out some smoked meat and poutine!

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Disney Dark Side: Day 5

Tuesday was our last day in Disney World but we ended on a high note as we ate breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. I was so excited to finally get a photo with Stitch! 

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Disney Dark Side: Day 4

Monday was all about Magic Kingdom. We hit the highlights and ate some great food. We even managed to get a few cute pictures while we were at it! 

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Disney Dark Side: Day 3

Sunday was Half Marathon day! We woke up bright and early but thankful for the approved walk path to the start line from the Polynesian. Instead of having to wake up at 3:00 AM, we got to "sleep in" until 4:15 and we were on our way by 4:45. Felt like a Disneyland race...

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Disney Dark Side: Day 2

Saturday we chose not to go into the park and instead, hit the golf course! While no one would be in the runnings for the Masters, we had a wonderful time enjoying the beautiful weather and the fantastic company.

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Disney Dark Side: Day 1

It's a great Disney Week this week! This trip we headed to the East Coast and checked in at the Polynesian for a great weekend with family while running the Star Wars: Dark Side race! 

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What to pack for Run Disney!

We are in the final countdown for our trip to run the Star Wars: Dark Side race at Walt Disney World! There's a lot to think about when packing for a destination race and I thought I would share and all inclusive list of what I bring to a RunDisney race!

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Backpacking Caprock Canyon

This last weekend we got away to hike out at Caprock Canyon State Park. A few hours away, it was a part of Texas I hadn't seen before and it did not disappoint.

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Camping Gear Review: The Nube

Today we are talking about my favorite gear for camping, The Nube by Sierra Madre Research!

This is basically a suspended tent for your hammocks. Jared and I love our tent, but never slept very well on our camping trips due to sleeping on the ground. Plus, our tent would flood during those lovely Texas spring rainstorms.

Enter the Christmas I bought Jared a hammock. He is so excited about it, he tells me about this fantastic company called Sierra Madre Research. And, they have an ingenious system that allows us to sleep well and stay dry. 

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Camping Gear Review: The Tent

March means it's camping season! We are going to be sharing reviews of the two shelters we use the most. This week, it's our MSR Hubba Hubba Tent!

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Happy Independence Day Texas!

This week on March 2nd, Texas will be celebrating it's Independence Day from Mexico. March 2nd is the day we drafted our Declaration of Independence from Mexico in the little shack in Washington-on-the-Brazos. Soon after, the Alamo would fall and soon after that, Texas would defeat Mexico.

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#ThrowbackThursday: Vero Beach

I'm in post beach depression...the sky seems so cloudy and while it could be worse here in Texas, I am not very excited about having to wear jackets all the time. So naturally, I thought it would be nice to reminisce about warmer times, three years ago when my mom, brother and I went to Vero Beach for a few days. 

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The History of Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day everyone! We are actually not the biggest fans of Valentines Day. But we thought, where did it actually come from??? 

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5th Anniversary Cruise: Day 5

Our last day in port was at Cozumel! Although, we spent only a few minutes on the island. Instead, we made our way over to mainland Mexico to explore the cenotes!

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