• summer in the desert | Arizona Part III

    As month three in Arizona pulled to a close, Will and I quickly realized that there were only a few weeks left in the desert before we will be moving back to North Carolina.  What a whirlwind we have had out here!   The #SuiteLifeofWillandJamie In month three we settled into a little bit of a routine.  We went on a few adventures here and there, but also found ourselves staying at home a little more often.  I spent my time watching the last month of Big Brother season twenty (yes, it’s still on the air, and this was a FANTASTIC season), working my butt off in the workout program…

  • Hiking the Grand Canyon Rim Trail

    Ron Swanson said it’s okay to cry at the Grand Canyon. September 1, 2018 | Labor Day Part III Will and I woke up at three o’clock in the morning—probably the earliest I have ever woken up in my life—to get ready, eat breakfast, and drive from our hotel to the south rim of The Grand Canyon.  We arrived right around five in the morning, parked in a super close parking spot, took a trip to the bathrooms (which was literally the most disgusting bathroom I have ever been in in my entire life—I’ll spare you the details), and then booked it to Mather Point, where we arrived just as…

  • Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

    For those who have never seen it, or for those would like to re-live this once in a lifetime experience, I would like to invite you all to witness the sun rising over the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Labor Day Part II “You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.” -John Wesley Powell Until next time, Jamie out. Read More: Labor Day Part I  | Labor Day Part III

  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Labor Day Part I Initially, Will and I had completely different plans for our Labor Day weekend.  When they ended up falling through, we were at a little bit of a loss and ended up on a little impromptu road trip up north to Flagstaff, Williams, and the Grand Canyon.   Your girl, who is not a planner, pulled through in the clutch and did all of the research about the Grand Canyon, including where to stay, what to hike, and where to stop along the drive.  Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I did a pretty dang good job. Sunset Crater Volcano If you want to…