This time last year, I had been feeling rather frustrated with the daily routine that was my life. Don't get me wrong, I loved my job and the people I worked with, but I was longing for something more. I found myself constantly looking up destinations on Pinterest every chance I got. I dreamed of visiting these places, meeting new people and eating and drinking the local cuisine and beer.
After a day of exploring Flagstaff, my sister and I decided to go to check out the Four Corners Monument rather than stay in Flagstaff for an extra day. It was about a 4 hour trip through the Navajo Nation and along the way we were able to make a pit stop at a Navajo Code Talkers exhibit. It was inspiring to learn about the critical role the Code Talkers played in WWII and to see all of the memorabilia.
By the time we got back from Europe, May had just begun. I spent a greater part of the month helping my sister with her last month of high school. There was a Prom, some AP tests, a graduation and lots of celebrations. Needless to say, there wasn't much traveling done that month, just a quick trip to San Francisco during Memorial Day weekend to visit a college friend and see my first Giants' game (see pics below).
A few weeks ago, I started on a "road trip" (I traveled by bus and two plane rides) through some of the southern states and kicked off my trip by spending a few days in Phoenix visiting my uncle.
My uncle has lived in Phoenix for almost 20 years and he always comes back to Los Angeles for the holidays, but we never visit him, so I thought it would be nice to go and visit him for a change. My trip basically consisted of hiking, eating, watching baseball and visiting A LOT of breweries. It was great to visit the place my uncle gets to call home and just be able to catch up with him. After Phoenix I hopped on a plane and made my way to the Live Music Capital of the World- Austin, Texas!