Things We’re Currently Obsessed With

  1. National Parks – We. Must. Visit. All the Parks!  Well, we recently discovered that there are 58.  That is quite the lofty goal, especially with the international travel that we’d like to do, but we have many years ahead of us.  On the list of places to visit next: Yosemite, Big Bend, Joshua Tree, Crater Lake, Zion, and…that’s all I can think of for now.  We, of course, also plan to re-visit the Grand Tetons, Rainier, the Olympics, and the North Cascades.  We are also accumulating National Park-themed mugs.  I mentioned our recent visit to Carlsbad Caverns here.
  2. Being Top #Faunt and #Funcle: For those uninitiated, that’s “Fun-Aunt” and “Fun-Uncle.”  While in New Mexico for Thanksgiving, we were able to spend some great quality time with our niece.  It was so fun!  Plus, we got to go with her to Explora, this science-y museum for kids, and I had a great time showing up all those BABIES in the lego room.  Take that, babies!  My lego tower is better than yours!
  3. Learning more about rock climbing – we have discovered (through a friend) a FREE outdoor bouldering wall in West Seattle, which we plan to check out.  Plus, we went top-roping for the first time, still indoors, but baby steps.  We took a safety class and explored the auto-belay.  Colin feels more comfortable now that I won’t drop him.
  4. New Mexican Green Chile.  yum yum yum.  And piles of cheese.  We are about to hunt some chile down so that we can take a little back to Seattle.