Monday, December 19, 2016

seahawks at packers

It has a been a lifelong dream of Anders and mine to visit Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. This might be confusing to you as it has been well documented on this blog that we are HUGE Seahawks fans. It's true, but we have a soft spot for the Packers too. We love their story and their history. The stadium was built in 1957 and still maintains a lot of its old charm, and we have always wanted to see it in person. We finally got our chance when the Seahawks played the Packers last weekend in Green Bay, so we headed out there with our good friends! While the outcome of the game was horrendous (we lost big time) we still had a wonderful time. It even snowed giving us the full Wisconsin experience! On top of that, Packers fans might be the nicest fans in the world. They treated us so kindly and were all very welcoming.
Thanks for the warm welcome, Wisconsin. We'll get ya next time.
 The boys gearing up for the cold
 Tailgating, Wisconsin style

 No actual seats at Lambeau, you have to sit on bleachers. Brrrrrr!
 Warming up
 I was the most excited about seeing Pete Carol, our coach. I love him!
 Apparently this guy is a Green Bay legend

Sunday, December 18, 2016

7 magic mountains

While we were on our SW road trip we drove 10 miles outside of Las Vegas into the desert to see Ugo Rondinone's public art installation, 7 Magic Mountains. This was one of the top things I wanted to see on this trip, and it certainly did not disappoint! The exhibit consists of 7 towers of stacked boulders all painted in bright, neon colors ( took 5 years to make!). They really stand out against the brown of the desert and sneak up on you as you head out of the city. This installation is only there for 2 years (ending in May 2018) so please, please do yourself a favor and check it out if you are in the area!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

happy holidays

My bestie, Kristina, and I at our office holiday party. We love any excuse to put on fancy clothes.
Happy holidays!

page, arizona

We took a detour to Page, Arizona specifically to hike Antelope Canyon. To be honest, when I researched going here, I thought I had stumbled upon a secret hike only few adventurous souls knew about. It turns out that Antelope Canyon is VERY well know and has tour buses of eager hikers showing up on the hour, all day long. You can only access the canyon with a guide, and the tour companies have it down to a science. While the pictures make it look like we are alone, there were actually throngs of people being shuffled through the canyon in front and behind us somewhat diminishing the whole experience.'s easy to see why so many people make the trek to see the canyon. It is simply beautiful with bright, red, swirling rock. If you don't mind being one of thousands entering the canyon then I recommend going. You have two options to choose from, lower antelope canyon and upper (we did lower), and it's a fairly easy and flat hike and will take you about an hour to get through it. We used Ken's Tours and had a great experience. The guide makes frequent stops for picture taking and while you are encouraged to be quick about it, you still have ample time to get photographs.
The other thing to do in Page is to check out horseshoe bend, a very impressive canyon bend indeed. Just be careful, there are no guardrails!
Horseshoe Bend