Monday, February 27, 2012

Virginia Beach and Washington D.C. November 2009

I just found a draft of this post that I still want to share. I think it's only half way done, but it's better than nothing.

I had a job interview in Washington D.C. and thought I would extend my travel a week so I could visit my cousins in both D.C. and Virginia Beach, as well as do some sight seeing. I flew in to D.C. and had my interview, then rented a car and drove down to Virginia Beach for the weekend. I got to hang out with my cousin Sean and his wife Kristin. It was the weekend after all the floods so we went to see some of the damage from the storms. I didn't get any pictures, but there was a restaurant that was destroyed that used to have a patio that looked over the ocean that was blown away and the floors collapsed, it was sad. Also, the pictures below are of a pier that had pieces blow away during the storms.

Sean also took me out on his boat so he and a buddy could do some fishing. I got some pictures of the sun setting over the Chesapeake Bay.

We also went down to the Ocean Front. They have this giant statue of King Triton! Actually, it's King Neptune ;)

I also went to Fort Story to see the lighthouses of Cape Henry, the countries defense lookout at the opening of the Chesapeake Bay from enemies.

The left one is the old Cape Henry, the right one is the new Cape Henry.

You can pay a small amount to climb to the top of the old Cape Henry, and I did. There was a naval ship in the background when I got to the top.

Then I headed back to D.C. and on my way stopped at Yorktown and Williamsburg.


I am alive, just a very busy girl. I have been dating a guy, Scott, for a year and 4 months now, we have been traveling and working and just having a good time. We tend to keep a booked schedule, but we try our best to fit everyone/everything in! We already have 3 vacations planned this year with a fourth still pending on the location we choose. Well, that's about everything in a nutshell that I can think of right now... ;)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I almost forgot, before I left for California my family and I went to the zoo to see all the baby animals. I wanted to go for awhile and no one would go with me, so I decided we would go for my birthday :) It was so fun!
Click on picture above, it will redirect you to video. A little long, but so fun to watch!
Family Picture. We should have used this on our Christmas cards that never got sent out!

Mom being silly.

KD being a gorilla ;)

How cute. Their tails wrap around each other's.

Baby Tigers in the back playing.

When I got home from California, we went to dinner at Tucanos at the Gateway to finish celebrating, then met up with my dearest friends Jennifer and Brandon for the advanced screening of Michael Jackson's This Is It! AWESOME!!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

California October 2009

I attended the Society of Women Engineer's(SWE) National Conference Career Fair in Long Beach in hopes of finding a job. I drove down the day before my birthday so I could go to Disneyland for FREE! My AWESOME Aunt Carol took the day off work to celebrate and play with me at Disneyland!!

Then the conference was the next 2 days. I had 3 interviews at the Career Fair which isn't too bad, but I wanted more. I met up with some students from the University of Utah's SWE Chapter and went to dinner with them after the Career Fair.

Then I spent one day with my aunt and uncle. We went to Costa Mesa to get the best tacos and orange drink(they take me EVERY time I visit!) and then we stopped at Newport Beach on our way back home. It was a beautiful day, then when we got to the beach it was super foggy! I have never seen the ocean like that before, it was so cool! The following pics were NOT taken in black and white, or edited in any way...

Good trip, can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Working Woman...again

I started my new job yesterday at Hill Air Force Base. I do NOT enjoy the commute!! I have to be there at 7am, and I am NOT a morning person. Other than that, so far so good :) I am in orientation until next Wednesday, then start my actual position Thursday, January 28.

I got some pics posted before I started working which I'm happy about, although my goal was to get them all posted. I plan to get the rest posted this weekend, then I will be caught up!! YAY!! Now the trick will be to stay caught up ;)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

St. George

My father recently changed territories for work and gets to go to St. George now, well it changed in August 2009, so the end of August I went with him for 3 days. I had lost my job a couple weeks before and thought I would hop in the car and go for a ride and relax out by the pool while my dad was working. It was nice, hot and relaxing :) Then my mom had a break from school for UEA the beginning of October 2009 and thought she would take my grandma down to Tuacahn and the Shakespeare Festival for some plays. I decided to hop in the car again and join them after I had a couple of job interviews. My dad planned to go down for work at the same time too. We stayed at my aunt and uncle's house which is close to Tuacahn which was nice since the shows we saw were there. We saw Footloose and Aida at Tuacahn.

Grandma, Mom and Dad at dinner before the show.

Then we spent one day in Cedar City to see The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and The Women in Black at the Shakespeare Festival. In between plays we drove up to Cedar Breaks to take in the beautiful scenery.

We also went hiking and to the Dinosaur Tracks Museum during the day since the shows were at night. While we were on our hike, we ran into a couple turtles wondering around on the trail. My mom kept saying she wanted to see a turtle and at the end we saw 2!!

My dad checking out the turtle on the trail

Me standing next to a dinosaur leg, I'm 5'7".