horse smiling at old friends lexington ky

Two days in Lexington, KY

I am a horseperson. Not a literal horse-person hybrid (although my mom might disagree with that when remembering the behavior of my 12-year-old self), but someone who since age ten has loved horses almost as much as dogs (come on,...

Bugsy and the St Louis Arch

Four days in St Louis, MO

St Louis isn’t somewhere we’d ever talked about visiting. All I really knew about it was that the Arch is there. But while researching this trip’s itinerary, J discovered that St Louis is one of the rare big citiesĀ that has...

Bugsy on a buffalo in Abilene

One day in Abilene, TX

When plotting the route for this trip, we had some definite destinations that needed to be connected by unknown intermediate points. Abilene was one such point, chosen because it has a few breweries and a campground not too far from...

Bugsy on Hancock Hill in Alpine

Two days in Alpine, TX

West Texas is a really unique and wonderful place. It’s hard to describe the culture–kind of artsy hippie meets the Wild West–and the physical setting is otherworldly. On our big trip two years ago, we stayed a few days in...