White Sands National Monument | 02.18.18

White Sands. Wow. What an incredible place! We had originally planned to stay here overnight, but after a lot of talking we decided that if they were out of permits (which they were), we wouldn’t be terribly fussed. We had a really great afternoon/evening hanging out and playing on the dunes (with half of the…

The Dirt on The Dyrt

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m a planner. When it comes to road trips especially, I plan a lot (some would say excessively). Even down to which campsite I choose. (No. Really. I do.) Some people probably find it ridiculous that I will literally “drive” through a campground on Google maps…

21/60 – Joshua Tree National Park | 05.06-08.17

I’ll admit it- this trip got off to a ROUGH start. We were doing pretty well with packing the car and getting everything ready to go, and all we had left was some last minute grocery shopping (because I’m of the opinion that food shouldn’t be put in the cooler until the absolute latest moment…

Walnut Canyon National Monument | 09.20.16

On our way from the Grand Canyon to Petrified Forest, we decided to stop at Walnut Canyon National Monument. I’d never heard of this place and didn’t have much of an idea what to expect, but I knew it had ruins so I wanted to stop there for Brady! And I’ll be honest… it blew…

1/60 – Grand Teton National Park | 06.18.12

The very first national park we visited together was Teton, after we’d been dating a little over half a year. We unfortunately didn’t get a sign picture (what was I thinking??) but I wanted to include a few photos to commemorate the occasion. It was a pretty brief little jaunt after we had gone to…

#ERT_2015 Day 14 – Drive Home – 08.09.15

Deciding to stay at Crater Lake for the night and sleep was an excellent choice! Haha. We headed out bright and early on our exciting adventure home. We saw a lot of smoke from forest fires :(, a lot of trees, and after a while, a lot of sage brush. Hahaha. After a long time,…

#ERT_2015 Day 12 – Oregon Coast – 08.07.15

Our first stop this morning was Cannon Beach. If you’ve ever seen the Goonies, you’ll recognize it. After enjoying a decent portion of the morning on the beach or tidepooling, we headed down to the Tillamook Cheese Factory for a tour and some lunch! It was cool to see the huge blocks of cheese, try…

#ERT_2015 Day 11 – Mount Rainier National Park – 08.06.15

This morning we had the option to either go on a hike that ran straight through our campground (which was awesome), or sleep in a bit. I chose the option to sleep in a bit (of course), and once everyone was packed up and ready to go we headed to the Grove of the Patriarchs….

#ERT_2015 Day 7 – Revelstoke to Whistler – 08.02.15

We started out our morning with our first “big” grocery stop, at the Walmart in Salmon Arm. It was a little strange to be in a Walmart but not find the things you’d find at the Walmart at home in Utah. I’ll be honest though, we bought and drank a ton of Five Alive. One…