Even though we’ve been back for more than a week now, I still haven’t fully processed our trip to Dubai and Abu Dhabi (and a little adventure in Seattle as well!). I have, however, managed to gather some of my favorite snaps for the faucethead blog. Check them out there!
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Oh my word. After the LONGEST week ever, the time for our departure is quickly approaching. We’ve got nothing packed, very few things planned but a serious adventure ahead. I’ll keep the horrible pun I’ve been rolling with going and sign off for now with this… DU-BYE!!
Catch you when I’m back on the 28th!
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I had some odd things on my to-do list the last couple days, the most curious of which was booking a dune buggy adventure in the deserts of Dubai and a day trip to Abu Dhabi. What is my life?! Ten days until we head to the UAE!
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Here’s a sentence I never thought I’d write: The Red Head and I just booked a trip to Dubai.
Huh? I’m just as shocked as you but when pals booked an around the world ticket that included some time in the incredible city we decided to crash their party! Any tips for staying cool in the desert in late August? I’m going to need them! More details to come as the big trip gets closer but the countdown is on! I’m pumped.
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Despite a small houseboat blunder during our stay in Amsterdam a few years ago, the floating abodes still hold a special place in my heart. When I happened up on this image and, more importantly (maybe), its color story I just had to share. Have you ever seen anything like it? Let’s go!
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After spending an evening dodging raindrops and a morning battling snow, these images were the beauty and calm I needed to see. These photos, taken in Botswana by Zack Seckler, are something out of a dream. The color palette is perfection, the zebras are beautiful and I want to hop on a plane right now to see these scenes in person. Amazing.
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Last Friday, the Red Head and I caught a flight after work and headed to San Francisco for the weekend! The weather was great, the company was even better and we had an absolute blast! I seriously couldn’t have had a better three days. I can’t wait to go back one day. Maybe this weekend when the cold weather and snow return? Might have to make that happen. While all the memories are fresh, I just had to share some snaps from our trip. As always, follow along @elissa_erickson for real time updates.
Seeing green leaves and flowers was so nice. At one point, we just lounged in the grass. We haven’t seen ours in months and needed a fix.
Somewhere between the Horchata ice cream and the fresh oysters, I lost track of the stops we made at the Ferry Building. So delicious and beautiful. And busy.
On Sunday, we visited Napa. Our first stop was Castello di Amoroso. Not too shabby for a $50 million castle. And the wine was delicious too, of course.
My favorite tasting of the day was at Orin Swift. The people were so friendly, the decor was totally my vibe and the wine was on point.
Wine, wine and more wine!
I could have stared at the trees all day. I swear, most of my time this weekend was spent gazing at green leaves and blue skies. A welcome break from the Minnesota landscape of late.
See what I mean? Way better than two feet of snow.
I have the best friends.
We visited Palace of the Fine Arts Theatre on our way out of town and am so glad we did. Such a beauty.
Of course we needed a Golden Gate Bridge photo! Thanks for having us, San Francisco. We’ll be back one day (soon, I hope)!
Did you guys know that I love the Olympics? I love them so much that the cartoon-ish nature of the sweaters above appeals to me. Under normal circumstances I would say ‘oh hell NO‘ to that garment but with this patriotic blood pumping through my veins in preparation for the Games, I’m all ‘oh hell YES!’ See what the Olympics do to me? My judgment is clearly being affected. If I did have a boatload of extra income right now, I would splurge on the items below. They would surely help my team bring home the gold, right?
Source: Ralph Lauren
Time to recap the other highlight of our honeymoon: a day trip to Boston! A quick two-hour drive from Portland, Boston was at the top of my history loving Red Head’s must-see list. He may have had his doubts after we drove into the city and spent the better part of an hour trying to find a parking spot but we powered through. One bit of advice if you’re planning to visit, consider public transportation. The roads are a nightmare! (Reference this.) But once we found a spot we spent about six hours exploring the city on foot and loved every second.
Some of my favorite parts of the city were the little nooks we stumbled upon. Homes and businesses are sandwiched in between historical landmarks and the foliage was at its late September best.
The majority of our time in Boston we stuck to this red line, better known as The Freedom Trail. It’s about 2.5 miles long, stretches through the whole city and hits over 15 historical landmarks along the way.
The weather was perfect and acted as a great backdrop for the numerous upward-looking photos we took.
The Freedom Trail ends at the U.S.S. Constitution where I had to fight the urge to chant ‘U-S-A’ on repeat. Something about 200-year old ships just has that effect on me, I guess! Overall, I give our honeymoon two thumbs up. We found time to relax, managed to explore new cities, ate and drank to our hearts’ content and even managed to fit in some history lessons along the way. Time to start planning our next trip, it seems! Suggestions?
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