Travel – Bake Your Day http://www.bakeyourday.net living simply, loving fully, eating deliciously Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Summer 2018 – Camping @ Lake of the Ozarks http://www.bakeyourday.net/summer-2018-camping-lake-of-the-ozarks/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/summer-2018-camping-lake-of-the-ozarks/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:11:11 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9422 We bought a camper!  This sounds a bit dramatic, but this is a dream being realized. Paul and I have dreaming about something like this for as long as I can remember.  Read this post.  We are just dreamers!  One of the first times we spent a weekend away together (at the Lake of the […]

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We bought a camper!  This sounds a bit dramatic, but this is a dream being realized. Paul and I have dreaming about something like this for as long as I can remember.  Read this post.  We are just dreamers!  One of the first times we spent a weekend away together (at the Lake of the Ozarks, coincidentally), we dreamed about future vacations and getaways we would take and that conversation morphed and changed over the years to the most recent iteration of some much-needed family getaways in a home on wheels.

I realize it’s just a camper, but it’s kind of hard to believe that we actually did it.  We purchased an R-Pod.  Over the last few months we spent so much time researching and shopping and talking and we finally landed on the R-Pod primarily because we would be able to tow it with our current vehicle, but also because HELLO HOW CUTE IS THIS THING.


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Glenwood Springs – Summer 2017 http://www.bakeyourday.net/glenwood-springs-summer-2017/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/glenwood-springs-summer-2017/#respond Thu, 21 Dec 2017 19:56:47 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9377 This summer we took a life-giving family trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  I say life-giving because the whole week that we were there I wore the same hat, very little (or no) makeup and took in some of the most breathtaking scenes.  I was 16-17 weeks pregnant so I had plenty of energy and it […]

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This summer we took a life-giving family trip to Glenwood Springs, Colorado.  I say life-giving because the whole week that we were there I wore the same hat, very little (or no) makeup and took in some of the most breathtaking scenes.  I was 16-17 weeks pregnant so I had plenty of energy and it felt great to be so active.

Paul had started the trip with a week backpacking the Maroon Bells (where the first picture was taken) with a group of friends.  Lucy and I then started the journey across Missouri and Kansas, meeting up with him somewhere in the middle of the Sunshine state, then we made the rest of the drive.


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St. George Island http://www.bakeyourday.net/st-george-island/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/st-george-island/#respond Mon, 05 Dec 2016 18:02:46 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=9252 We took our first vacation as a family of three a few weeks months ago to St. George Island, Florida.  I haven’t actually written a post in MONTHS and then I finally draft one, only to not actually publish but until MONTHS later.  Such is life these days! But!  I wanted to say, regarding our vacation: […]

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We took our first vacation as a family of three a few weeks months ago to St. George Island, Florida.  I haven’t actually written a post in MONTHS and then I finally draft one, only to not actually publish but until MONTHS later.  Such is life these days!

But!  I wanted to say, regarding our vacation: It was blissful!  We drove – 14+ hours each way.  The drive had its challenges but all-in-all it went extremely well, considering we were traveling with a nine-month old.  She was mostly a rock star in the car.  We watched movies, read books, ate snacks, and napped.

We arrived on the island on a Sunday and unloaded a weeks-worth of stuff into our home for the week.  As much as I tried to pack light, it’s just not so easy with a baby.  I did the best I could but our van was loaded down and there were only three of us!

St. George is a barrier island off of the panhandle, across the bay from Apalachicola.  It’s super quaint and while there were a lot of people vacationing there, it was not at all over-crowded.  The only chain-anything on the island is a Subway.

We spent the week lounging in the sand, cooling off in the ocean, reading books in the sun, biking to shops, eating our WEIGHT in fresh shrimp (oh my goodness, the shrimp!) and other amazing seafood.  We also took a sunset cruise to Little St. George Island.  One day we walked around Apalachicola and explored and had an amazing lunch on the bay.

Paul’s family has been vacationing on St. George Island for years and now I know why.  I was so excited to introduce Lucy to the ocean and cannot wait to take her back!

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Where to eat, play & stay in Omaha http://www.bakeyourday.net/eat-play-stay-omaha/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/eat-play-stay-omaha/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=8574 I can’t believe it was over two weeks ago since we were in Omaha.  It was quite a whirlwind of a weekend and my days since getting back have been even more so but I am finally getting around to sorting through the pictures and I’m so excited to share our favorites places around the […]

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Where to eat, stay & play in Omaha, NE

I can’t believe it was over two weeks ago since we were in Omaha.  It was quite a whirlwind of a weekend and my days since getting back have been even more so but I am finally getting around to sorting through the pictures and I’m so excited to share our favorites places around the fun city.  I have to be honest – Omaha pleasantly surprised me!  I did not imagine that I would find so much culture, art, unique attractions and local food, but that we did!  So here is our list of where to eat, stay and play in Omaha.  There were actually several places on my list that we didn’t get to visit so I would imagine that we will be back soon!

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Omaha Restaurant Week & Visit Omaha Giveaway http://www.bakeyourday.net/visit-omaha-giveaway/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/visit-omaha-giveaway/#comments Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:00:13 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=8533 If you are like me at all, Monday usually has you dreaming of the weekend and that’s exactly where I am today.  Mostly because Paul and I are taking a little road trip this weekend to a city neither of us has been – Omaha. I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life (as has […]

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Omaha Restaurant Week

If you are like me at all, Monday usually has you dreaming of the weekend and that’s exactly where I am today.  Mostly because Paul and I are taking a little road trip this weekend to a city neither of us has been – Omaha.

Visit Omaha

I’ve lived in the Midwest my whole life (as has he) and neither of us have spent any time in Nebraska so we welcomed with open arms the chance to spend a long weekend in the city exploring – what else – the food scene!  Visit Omaha reached out to see if we would be interested in checking out their Restaurant Week and coincidentally, we had been looking into a road trip getaway right around the same time.  So a weekend away, lots of food and drinks, museums, culture…seems like a no-brainer!  Omaha Restaurant Week runs 12 – 21 and the list of participating restaurants is HUGE.  My list of must-try places is waaaaaay too long for a three-day trip!
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5 Things: BlogHer Food in Miami, FL http://www.bakeyourday.net/5-things-blogher-food-miami-fl/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/5-things-blogher-food-miami-fl/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:14 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=8224 Just one shore week ago I was in Miami for the annual BlogHer Food Conference.  I have to admit that I wasn’t really all that excited about Miami.  Nothing against Florida, but Miami has just never been at the top of my “to-visit” list. However, Miami sort of knocked my socks off.  We had plenty […]

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5 Things - Miami, FL

Just one shore week ago I was in Miami for the annual BlogHer Food Conference.  I have to admit that I wasn’t really all that excited about Miami.  Nothing against Florida, but Miami has just never been at the top of my “to-visit” list.

However, Miami sort of knocked my socks off.  We had plenty of fun running around in Miami so I’ll share a little with you: 10 things I loved about Miami.

1. My friends.

Friends
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5 Things I Loved About New Orleans http://www.bakeyourday.net/five-things-i-loved-about-new-orleans/ http://www.bakeyourday.net/five-things-i-loved-about-new-orleans/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 11:00:44 +0000 http://www.bakeyourday.net/?p=7974 As you know, Paul and I  (and 25 of my coworkers) recently traveled to New Orleans.  Our super gracious owners rewarded us (above and beyond) with a super fun weekend away after a really crazy fourth quarter.  It was an amazing trip – my first time to New Orleans and I can say 100%, without […]

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5 Things I Loved About New Orleans

As you know, Paul and I  (and 25 of my coworkers) recently traveled to New Orleans.  Our super gracious owners rewarded us (above and beyond) with a super fun weekend away after a really crazy fourth quarter.  It was an amazing trip – my first time to New Orleans and I can say 100%, without a doubt, that we will be back.

Now let me say that there were many more than five things I loved about New Orleans but I tried to sum in up in five as-to not write a novel about how much I loved our trip!

New Orleans is packed with so much history, culture and character that three days just wasn’t enough to get to explore it all.  So here are a few things that I loved:

1. Call me cliche, I don’t care – Bourbon Street & The French Quarter.

Bourbon Street


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