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Out West: A Road Trip Recap

Taking a road trip through the Southwest United States is one of those things that people tell you to check off your list before having children. And if you missed that boat, well, you'll probably have to wait until your kids are in middle school, or, at the very least, old enough to have the good sense not to jump head-first into the Grand Canyon. But what if you're somewhere in between? What if you have--heavens!--a two year old? What if you don't want to wait until they're eight? What would happen if you were to jump on a plane or in a car, stock that car with water, Wee Sing CDs, and canned beans, and...do it?

Out West: A Road Trip Recap

A Birthday Road Trip: The Northern Coastline

Last week, on Tuesday, I turned 30. The day was quiet and rainy, we went out for bowls of steaming ramen, and we ate Smitten Kitchen's red wine velvet cake in our living room with friends. But when the weekend rolled around, we loaded up Sam and my new camera gear (including my birthday present, a 35mm lens!) and set off for a two-day, 400 mile road trip up the northern coast...

A Birthday Road Trip: The Northern Coastline