Monday, April 29, 2013

Scenes from the Weekend

Brett dedicated one of his homebrews to our big move to California - Sayonara Saison
Delicious treats while visiting with some family at my parent's house Friday night
A glorious and beautiful day on Saturday
Brett's parents came down to visit and we spent the whole day outside
Sunday was the start of it all... lots and lots of packing!!

This will probably be the last "Scenes from the Weekend" for a while.  We are heading out on our great adventure this weekend!  I've been getting a lot of questions about our Big News, so I think I'm going to do a little post on some of the details this week.  Updates coming soon! :)

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mountain Getaway - Charlottesville

Last mountain getaway post, I promise!

On our last full day of vacation, we headed into the cute little town of Charlottesville, VA.  It was only about a 20 minute drive from our cabin.  We spent the afternoon wandering around the quaint downtown and checking out all the local shops.

And then headed over to dinner at Mellow Mushroom!
Pretty much one of our most favorite pizza places ever!

And topped the night off with some froyo, of course!

The perfect end to a really great vacation!!
Hope you enjoyed my recaps of our little mountain getaway.

Now, onto the next adventure!!*

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mountain Getaway - Breweries

Continuing on with my little recap of our mountain getaway...

When we weren't out hiking and biking and enjoying nature, we were hitting up every single brewery within a 20 mile radius of our cabin.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are surrounded by some of the most amazing breweries we have ever been to.  Our vacation was only 4 days long and somehow we ended up going to 4 breweries.  Coincidence?  I think not.  We may have even went to some of these breweries more than once because we are kind of obsessed...

Umm, can you tell we really like beer??

Friday, April 26, 2013

Mountain Getaway - Hiking

First of all, thank you for all your well wishes for our upcoming California adventure!!
You guys are the best!

I'm trying to make a point to finish blogging about our little mountain getaway
before we head out on this next adventure, so bare with me here...

Brett and I are both huge hiking fans.  And that is exactly what we spent most of our time doing on this little mountain getaway.  The Blue Ridge Mountains are seriously awesome.  Every hike you go on, you are bound to run into amazing views and awesome trails.

 Stairway to heaven?
Hiked part of the AT! (Thought of you, Alan!)
Try not to be too jealous of my awesome fashion sense...
Off the beaten path... a plane crash from the 1960s!

Hiking is the best.  And more often than not, Brett and I tend to get into really deep conversations while hiking.  Must be the whole 'one with nature' thing.  I'm a fan. :)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Big News!!

I'm sure if you follow me on twitter / instagram / vine, you already know...

We're moving to California!!

I accepted a position at the University of California, Irvine and start July 1st!  We are in the middle of a crazy couple of weeks trying to get everything sorted out with quitting our current jobs, packing up our house, visiting friends/family, and planning our cross-country travels to California.  It's a lot to take in, but we are so so excited!  

We even made a little video to announce:

Here's to new adventures!!*

{Above photo from our vacation in San Clemente, CA - September 2012}

Monday, April 22, 2013

Scenes from the Weekend

Scored big time at the REI Garage Sale on Saturday morning
Had to go for a long hike in Mingo Creek to test out our new gear!
With a little stop in the middle for a (chilly) picnic
Delicious Sunday lunch at Market District
And another great hike to round out a very outdoorsy weekend!

Happy Earth Day!!