“A visit to Marrakech was a great shock to me. This city taught me color”.
-Yves Saint Laurent
“There is a garden in Marrakech, for which I feel a real passion.”
-Yves Saint Laurent
Day two in Morocco and it’s even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. We woke up early again and got ready for the day’s activity. We did a lot of internet surfing to find our morning cooking class. We chose La Maison Arabe’s class which ironically ended up being about 200ft from our riad.
It has been awhile but as a reward, be prepared for an ungodly amount of pictures from our recent travel to Paris and Morocco. There will be more from Morocco as I lost track of time seeing friends and family in Paris. So, without further ado…
I’d been hounding Ben for days to let me know if we could take advantage of a deal I’d found since we have so few free weekends. He refused to give me an answer and so of course, I kept pushing. Answer: Surprise! (our mutual friend) Paul and I have planned a surprise trip to Tahoe. Oops. Pictures Below. This is a very belated post from all the holiday travels but more to come!
We started our walk to Secret Canyon trail and stopped roughly 3.5 miles in where we set camp. You are not allowed to set a camp a mile from the trail head and if you, like us, got a four wheel drive car that made it to 1-2 miles to the trailhead then you are going to be walking about 5 miles all in.
Sometime months ago, Ben and I decided we were going to take a fun hiking trip. I, of course completely forgot about this and before I knew it, it was time to head to Phoenix. Why Phoenix? Good question. Our friend Brian who also joined us on this trip has an office there so it was a great excuse to meet up with him. First up, our hike in Sedona’s Devil’s Bridge. It lives up to its name…
Two flights, one crying baby and a sinus headache later, we landed in Syracuse, NY, home of Otto the Orange and melty Insomnia cookies. I should mention that Syracuse is my undergraduate Alma Mater and thus I love it and it’s affinity for eyeball searing Orange without a second thought. Though we made a pitstop through Syracuse, we were actually on our way to Ithaca for a wedding.
We went back to Houston a few months ago and I recently dug through some old pictures that inspired me to post them. We were on the hunt for some Matcha donuts when we swung downtown to grab a coffee and we weren’t let down.
Sorry for the slowdown in content! I’m back and will hopefully be a little bit more prolific. I’ve been cooking a lot more which led to an unfortunate finger accident. Posting some belated photos of our camping trip to Yosemite. We did a similar trail/campground as last year but this time, I dragged my fiancee and two of my close friends from college. Unfortunately for everyone else, I had not eaten much and was hiking and camping with fewer motor skills. Thus, Ben carried my stuff. This was, as they call it a win, lose.
We love wandering around the mission in San Francisco. The neighborhood is gentrifying quickly so it’s an interesting mix of unbelievable Mexican food, grocery stores, and hipster coffee shops. Here are our picks for a quick morning in the mission from coffee stop to flower picking.
What is in Gilroy, California and why would I possibly be writing a post about this? I’m not sure how to explain why we chose to stop here but after reading this I’m sure you will want to make an inexplicable pit stop as well.
We are just generally very much into hiking. I wanted to get another one in the books with our friends Paul and Monica who coincidentally just added a very adorable puppy to their family. This called for an excursion where we could be outdoors and catch up with puppy, er, I mean Paul and Monica.