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Gearing Up To Go!

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Y'all. Arizona has exceeded all of our expectations. We have found a [winter] desert oasis and we're so sad to leave! But also, it got up to 98 degrees last week sans Nick Lachey and it was NOT CUTE. Cue frantic packing and purging. Just kidding, we don't purge anymore. We just keep everything and I'm pretty sure our RV is leaning. Like, While -You - Were - Sleeping - Joe - Junior style. If you don't get the reference do yourself a favor and just watch it. It's Sandra Bullock's best work and you're not living your best life if you haven't seen it. Also, it's streaming, so no excuses.

We've been squeezing out every last little bit that the Phoenix area has to offer. Except Tombstone and Saguaro National Park-we missed those-regretfully so. I'm sure we'll be back to visit [in the wintertime] sometime soon.


Sand Storm in Phoenix! You can usually see blue skies and mountains behind the cityscape.
Dinner views in Sedona
Cairns for days on…

Oh. Em. Gee.

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Hot diggity dang, y'all! I'm so excited I can't wait another minute to share! This morning I had a phone interview for my next assignment and knew before I got off the phone that I got the job. I am more than happy to announce that we're headed back to San Diego for my next contract! I loved San Diego so much that I actually cried, right there on the beach on our last day there. I love all the people I met there, I love the unit, and I love, Love, LOVE all of its beautiful beaches. I'm counting down the seconds till we leave our lovely little desert spot and head for the lush green mountains of Sahn Diahgo.

I have so many amazing memories. It's hard to believe it's been over 4 years since we left.





We're coming back So Cal!! (Maybe on the way there I'll magically lose 50 pounds and gain the ability to run 13.1 miles...we'll see...I'll let y'all know how it goes. It's a 6 hour drive after all. Haha!) We'll be stopping at Joshua Tre…

Livin' That Desert Life

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Well, hey party people! I was so worried about not sleeping that I couldn't sleep! So here we are! I decided to make 2:23am productive -- welcome my blog post about Phoenix (and the surrounding areas).

Initially, I thought Phoenix would just be a dry, flat desert with the occasional tumbleweed, but I was  wrong! This city is beautiful with mountains in, and surrounding, the city. There are trees galore...not really grass...but tons of trees and cacti. Fun Fact: palm trees, which are all over Phoenix are not native to the area (makes sense when you think about it, they seem like they belong, ha!). They are seriously ev-ry-where-uh. There's art all over the place too! We've visited the Heard Museum which displays Native American art and we went to many galleries in Scottsdale. Most recently we visited the Art Museum at Arizona State and enjoyed a couple of exhibits of Mexican art. We've LOVED it here! We have 6 weeks left and intend to fill it with more art and adventure…

A New Beginning!

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Changes! I love changes! I love cutting my hair, moving somewhere new every 3 months (-ish), reorganizing, purging, trying new places to eat, and all that jazz. I just love it. This blog has had a few different looks over the past few years but now I feel like it's time for another revamp! You'll have noticed the name change. Ryan and I have talked about creating an Instagram account for a few months now and have finally made it happen! We wanted to get more involved in an RV community that we could "travel with" and I think we've found it online. We've already gotten tons of location ideas from them and are looking forward to all the new adventures! This blog will kind of be linked to the Instagram. You might see Ryan on here from time to time - that's the only real change to any of the posts. Ha.

"The Traveling Kind" is a song by Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell and it really resonated with us. I'm 99% sure Ryan cried the first time we he…

Nash Bash Rehash

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We're four weeks into our second go-round in Nashville. Honestly, since you've heard from us last we've been recouping from our month in Texas/Italy (in monies in the bank and hours in the sleep). So we've been laying low for a bitty bit. Luckily in Music City, there is a surplus of things to do regardless of budget. From honky tonkin' to hiking, we've been entertaining ourselves with live music, beautiful views of the city, and friends. On the work side of things I've been enjoying getting to know my day shift co-workers and the new feel of the unit. On the extracurricular side of things I've been enjoying finding new music and spending time with friends. More fun info - if you can handle it! I snagged my next assignment! (I shirt you not, autocorrect wanted me to edit to "asssignment") I swear my grammar isn't that bad. Ha! Shirt! Maybe it is!

Ohhkay...in typical SWYNA fashion, here comes a photo dump and then info on our next assignment…