road tripping – abandoned gas station

I’ve definitely talked about this before *ahem* but my goodness, I LOVE exploring abandoned places out west. I mean, I love abandoned places wherever. There is just something really really special about the ones you just happen to stumble upon while cruising down the road far, far away from home. It’s a huge part of

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our homemade zipline!

I’ve got a new video up on my YouTube channel today talking about our homemade zipline! Woo! subscribe to The Dainty Squid on YouTube It’s still incredible to me that we built this bad boy in no time at all. It went from just a silly idea to something tangible reeeeal quick. Honestly, it’s a

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Mountainview Cemetery + Wild Horses

Driving through Wyoming on our road trip, our main interest was ghost towns. I knew from some research I did before hitting the road that the state had A LOT of them. On the way to Superior, which to be fair I wouldn’t consider an actual ghost town at all, my eagle eye-d husband spotted

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Mel Gould’s Buryville

The first stop on our epic road trip, after the World’s Largest Truck Stop, was Mel Gould’s Buryville. We’d been on the road for nineteen hours at this point so it didn’t matter that the rain was pouring down, we were just excited to get out of the car. When we pulled up I was

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it’s the little things…

like sliding in the mud with my nieces and nephew! So, I’ve had this video sitting on my computer for nearly a month now. I just kept waiting for the right time to share it. Then I finally decided I didn’t want it on my YouTube because I want my channel to be a little

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the abandoned Anasazi Inn

I’m going to be sharing some of posts from our most recent road trip a bit out of order. This stop was about midway through the trip but it was very very special and I could hardly wait to get home, edit my photos and write it all down. Making our way through Arizona, I

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ohio to arizona & back

Last week was… epic! Jeff and I took our annual trip to the desert except this time we did things a bit differently. Instead of flying into the cheapest city, renting a car and then roadtripping around, we drove all the way to Arizona with our friend, Jake! Our main destination was The Wigwam, the

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one year anniversary!

Sunday marked one year since the very best day of my life. June 9th, 2018 at 9am I was standing on top of a crumbling old structure in a ghost town in Arizona exchanging vows with a real handsome dude. I am still so embarrassed to call my wedding day ‘the best day of my

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