Folly Beach Girls Gone Mild #3

After missing out on GGM #2 in Destin, I was eagerly awaiting our trip to Charleston. If I’d have known years ago that turning 40 meant a Hawaii trip and a Charleston trip to celebrate, I think I would have been a lot more excited to reach this milestone.  As luck would have it, we…

The Edge and Hadestown

Halle back again for our last day in NYC. We started out the day with a 9:30 “brunch” at Balthazar, which was pretty good but I don’t think anyones favorite. We then split up where Grace and Sarah went to walk the high line, and mom and I went to Macys to look for a…

Brooklyn Bridge and Six

Saturday brought the rain back with it. We ate breakfast at Black Seed bagel. Halle and I shared the most delicious cinnamon raisin bagel with homemade almond butter and jam. I wish they sold that almond butter. It was more like super finely chopped almonds than a smooth butter. I could have eaten a whole…

Smorgasburg, Central Park, and Dear Evan Hansen

Cronut day! The magic of NYC really delivered this time. The Cronut flavor of the month was Passionfruit. Which we all know is Sarah’s favorite flavor ever. It was delicious, as always.  We wandered through Chinatown, walking inside a Buddhist temple and checking in on all the chintzy tourist shops.  We jumped on the subway…

NYC, FINALLY!

After 25 long pandemic months, we finally got to take our girls trip to NYC. And what a time we had! Our flight started off as a bit of a fiasco. It kept getting bumped further and further back. Southwest had cancelled like 1000 flights over the weekend, so I was not feeling very hopeful.…

Scuba and Surfing

Saturday morning Tara and I woke up to finish our scuba certification right in Manuel Antonio. We left from the Quepos dock and set out to finish. This experience couldn’t have been any more different. There were 20 of us crammed into a tiny boat. The leader of the entire expedition was a 19 year…

Manuel Antonio National Park

Rusty again– Friday was our tour of manuel antonio national park. This day was what I call “Roasting day”. The entire day was SO HOT and I was just roasting the entire day. We hired a tour guide through Jade Tours.  Apparently at this park most everyone has a tour guide to point out the…

Costa Rica Day 1–Zipline through the Rainforest

On our first day in Costa Rica we got up somewhat early, ate breakfast, and got ready for a day of zip lining. I was super excited for this day because all the pictures of the place looked incredible and I was looking foreword to being out in the rainforest. The place we went to…

Kids Saving the Rainforest

Halle here–We had another long drive on a bumpy dirt road to get to the Kids Saving the Rainforest animal sanctuary, but it was super worth it! We started the day doing a tour of the sanctuary with our guide, and he told us lots of cool stories and facts of the animals they had…