Final day in @ZionNPS. Had a chance to make it out to see Kolob Canyons this afternoon before heading out. My brain isn’t ready to trade the dwarfing sensation of the canyons for the towering skyline of DC. I’m so moved by the beauty of this place and the incredible people I’ve met who are dedicated to protecting these places… I don’t know how else to put it: I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. #NPFintheParks

Final day in @ZionNPS. Had a chance to make it out to see Kolob Canyons this afternoon before heading out. My brain isn’t ready to trade the dwarfing sensation of the canyons for the towering skyline of DC. I’m so moved by the beauty of this place and the incredible people I’ve met who are dedicated to protecting these places… I don’t know how else to put it: I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. #NPFintheParks

I knew I’d be in a remote part of the country, but it’s sobering to realize that there are in fact places where you don’t have connectivity 24/7. What a strange and incredible feeling! Sharing this from the comfort of a cooled cafe in Springdale. Learning so much… So very overwhelmed by the wealth of information I’m absorbing. I’ll share more later, but for now, greetings from #ZionNationalPark!

I knew I’d be in a remote part of the country, but it’s sobering to realize that there are in fact places where you don’t have connectivity 24/7. What a strange and incredible feeling! Sharing this from the comfort of a cooled cafe in Springdale. Learning so much… So very overwhelmed by the wealth of information I’m absorbing. I’ll share more later, but for now, greetings from #ZionNationalPark!

On any other day, this would be enough to make me whimper as I get out of bed… But not today! Day 1: setting out on the journey. Huzzah!

On any other day, this would be enough to make me whimper as I get out of bed… But not today! Day 1: setting out on the journey. Huzzah!

And then this happened. Ryan Gosling and his gorgeous pup, George. Good lookin’ guys, cute dogs, and amazing National Parks. Can it get any better? I submit that it cannot! 
http://prks.org/1dKx42p  <— If you need cool ideas for romantic getaways, the National Park Foundation just released its free guide, “I Heart Parks.” Adding these to my “must visit” locales! Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friends :)

And then this happened. Ryan Gosling and his gorgeous pup, George. Good lookin’ guys, cute dogs, and amazing National Parks. Can it get any better? I submit that it cannot! 

http://prks.org/1dKx42p  <— If you need cool ideas for romantic getaways, the National Park Foundation just released its free guide, “I Heart Parks.” Adding these to my “must visit” locales! Happy Valentine’s Day, dear friends :)

Came across this gem on NPR today. She&#8217;s such a talented illustrator! I&#8217;m looking forward to following along with her illustrated messages each day. Check out her blog at: conniewonnie.com

Came across this gem on NPR today. She’s such a talented illustrator! I’m looking forward to following along with her illustrated messages each day. Check out her blog at: conniewonnie.com

Portland bound! Finally making the voyage to the Pac NW for the first time. Can’t wait!

Portland bound! Finally making the voyage to the Pac NW for the first time. Can’t wait!

Tags: DCA DC

In need of a bit of spunk to get you through the second half of the week?  Well then here you go, my friend. Commit to it!

In need of a bit of spunk to get you through the second half of the week?  Well then here you go, my friend. Commit to it!

I can&#8217;t quite contain my excitement! We are beach bound today :)

I can’t quite contain my excitement! We are beach bound today :)

Last week rocked. So this week can bring it on!

Last week rocked. So this week can bring it on!

This just became the newest addition to my bucket list. I want to hug an octopus, please.
montereybayaquarium:

Do you love a good hug? Sounds like Team Octopus to us! Vote for your team and enter to win the Ultimate Aquarium Adventure! 
Vote and enter now. 

This just became the newest addition to my bucket list. I want to hug an octopus, please.

montereybayaquarium:

Do you love a good hug? Sounds like Team Octopus to us! Vote for your team and enter to win the Ultimate Aquarium Adventure! 

Vote and enter now

Whenever somebody refers to the plural of octopus. I&#8217;m sorry! I just&#8230;. I can&#8217;t!

Whenever somebody refers to the plural of octopus. I’m sorry! I just…. I can’t!

When hard work finally pays off. Yeah, that&#8217;s right. Get it, girly! It&#8217;s time to celebrate!

When hard work finally pays off. Yeah, that’s right. Get it, girly! It’s time to celebrate!

Learning to fish can be tough, but it’s infinitely more fun when you can take a break by playing with mom’s tail! The Smithsonian’s National Zoo welcomed a new fishing cat kitten on May 17, 2013. Keepers chose to name the new fisher Wasabi. Though they don’t yet know the gender of the little one, the animal care staff opted for a name that suited the spunky kitten! 

When attempting to analyze and understand the strange (read: irrational) behavior of some people.

When attempting to analyze and understand the strange (read: irrational) behavior of some people.

Studying for the theory portion of our comp exams. I&#8217;m currently cursing Robert L. Heath. Are we done yet?

Studying for the theory portion of our comp exams. I’m currently cursing Robert L. Heath. Are we done yet?