A Road Trip Through the Desert.

We saw a very large cow. At least I think it was a cow. Kyle said it was “probably a cow”, but seeing it in the middle of the road – in the dark - it could have just as easily been a bear.

A bear that looked kind of like a cow, but still.

I grew up in the Midwest. I have seen cows before. But I’ve never seen any that looked like this one. This one was, like, giant. Like a giant cow. With horns (I think). And it was tan (I think). And it had these glowing, red eyes (or maybe they weren’t red, they were just glowing. It was dark, after all. You know how animal eyes glow in the dark.)

Or maybe we saw a demon cow. I don’t know.

Either way, I gasped. Like, audibly gasped. Which is a strange reaction for a girl who grew up in the Midwest and has SEEN cows before, don’t you think?

It was late and we were driving down to Phoenix, AZ after a long day spent at the Grand Canyon where we had stayed to...

Travel Diary: Las Vegas, NV.

I would love to be the kind of blogger who can start off a travel diary by saying, “Earlier this year, I booked a spontaneous trip to Las Vegas!” and make it sound totally normal. Like I’m the whimsical kind of girl who does this sort of thing all the time. “It was completely spur of the moment, tickets were cheap, and I thought – hey, why not! Let’s go to Vegas!”

 “Hey, why not! Let’s go to Vegas!” is not something I’ve ever said in my entire life. I was whimsical for about twenty minutes. The twenty minutes that it took for some woman on the phone to convince me that Vegas was all the rage. “Oh, you haven’t been to Vegas?!” She asked in a tone that suggested ‘but eeeeeveryone’s been to Vegas!!!’. (But, like, in a nice way? I don’t know. It was weird.)

The woman calling me worked for the hotel chain that I frequently use when traveling for business trips (therefore they assumed that I would have the money to, you know, travel). “Now is a GREAT time to come out to Las Vegas.” She said – (as if she would have called me to say, ‘You know, maybe now is not such a great time’) – “We just opened up a BRAND NEW hotel on the strip...