2021 Adventures

I did not do everything I planned, and I was not everything I wanted to be this year, but that’s okay. If the past two years have taught me anything, is that so much uncertainty mocks the ideas of a before and after that I have in my head when I set specific resolutions. In order to ease some of the pressure on myself, I am simply resolving to appreciate any little win and try to be better than the person I was yesterday.

This year has been so crazy, I haven’t had time to share things I would have normally shared. Here are a few pictures from some of my adventures this year:

Vegas, September 2021.

Stagedoor Casino. Hands down our favorite place to drink, super affordable and such a relax local atmosphere.
Eating at Gordon Ramsay Pub and Grill inside Caesars Palace. It was alright, had way better food other places at way more affordable prices. Service was the best part, great waiter.
Ellis Island Hotel and Casino was our actual favorite place to eat. Prime Rib and inhouse brews at great prices! I wished he looked at me that way! 🙂
Meow Wolf Las Vegas @ Area1. My brother wanted to go, it was cool, especially for pictures, but i wouldnt say it is a must see.
The High Roller. Alex was pretty wasted, he fell asleep shortly after walking in. I had imagined us being like that couple in the background, oh well, maybe next time! lol The view was nice.
Broadacres Marketplace. We woke up and went to have breakfast/brunch/lunch. Such good food and they had the best live music. Not close to the strip at all, but worth the 25-minute uber ride, would go again!
Fremont. I loved being in this strip more than “the strip.” first time trying white castle.
The Golden Tiki was our favorite bar outside the strip area, great drinks, music, and overall vibes. Roulette is our game of choice.

I got to be a bridesmaid this year! It was such a fun experience. Overall, it made our friendship stronger and started new friendships with some amazing ladies.

Being asked to be a bridesmaid after a hike, picking the dress, and getting ready on the big day.

The bachelorette party was in Scottsdale, Arizona after Hurricane Ida changed our original NOLA plans. September 2021.

Hiking Camelback Mountain was probably the most memorable, but there were definitely great drinks, great friends, and great times!

Our annual National Park Road Trip was in October 2021 and included Saguaro, Joshua Tree, and Death Valley.

Saguaro was more than I expected, great, easy hikes. We camped at Catalina State Park and drove out to Saguaro. Catalina State Park was beautiful, and I wish we had time to explore there. They had nice clean restrooms and showers! SanTan PebbleHead was our favorite Arizona beer.
Had to get a Saguaro buddy to help us get around.
Joshua Tree was so windy, could not get a good picture. The day we drove in, it started storming while we tried to put up our tent. It was great times!
Easy hikes and so much to explore. One big playground.
Death Valley is my new favorite National Park! As a geologist, this has everything I could want to see! It was huge! We went hours without seeing people when we did primitive roads.
Badwater basin.
Artist Palette. These crappy pictures do it no justice. I wish i would have gotten some of the drive out, it was so impressive!
Dante’s View. Once again, these crappy pictures do it no justice! i got to see alluvial fans in all their glory!
Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.
A selfie after work.
My favorite of Alex and me.

I hope everyone has a safe and Happy New Year!

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