2017 January & February Adventures: Joshua Tree, Hiking, Lake Arrowhead, & Las Vegas

The first 2 months of 2017 have been so much fun and have really set the tempo for adventure! I thought I would start a new series where I would recap at the end of each month on some of the adventures I went on throughout the month.

January:

Joshua Tree: My fiance and I started off the year camping in Joshua Tree with a bunch of friends. It was a great way to start of the new year. We spent two days enjoying the scenery and relaxing with our friends.
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Malibu Creek State Park: One weekend Wesley and I wanted to go hiking in a new area that we’ve never been to. I saw this hike and it looked interesting because they filmed the tv show MASH at the end of the trail. It was a pretty easy hike, but it was a little long, but very manageable. After, we decided to drive around PCH and enjoy the breeze from the coast. It was a nice short getaway for the both of us.

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February:

Lake Arrowhead: At the beginning of February my fiance and I went out to Lake Arrowhead with some of our oldest friends from high school. We rented a condo for the weekend and spent the weekend bonding, relaxing, and reconnecting with our friends.

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Las Vegas: Wesley and I were invited were to Vegas to watch Elton John with a few of our other friends. We hadn’t been to Vegas a while and nice getaway with friends. We saw Elton John the first day we arrived and he was amazing. He was so entertaining to watch and we were all in awe of a legend. After went through of some of the casino and just hung out and had a fun time. The next day we went to Top Golf and spent the afternoon there and ended the night at Ceasars. Vegas was a great way to unwind with our friends.
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These past two months we spent a lot of time bonding and reconnecting with friends. Hopefully March will be filled with just as much fun as these past two months.

ARIZONA | NEVADA : Photo Diary

This past President’s day my boyfriend and I headed out to Arizona and Nevada for the long weekend. We ventured out from Southern California to Arizona around 4 AM. Our first stop was Sedona, Arizona. We headed to the Honanki Ruins which is about 45 minutes outside of Sedona along a dirt road. The ruin site was so beautiful. The area around Sedona has beautiful red stone and canyons, truly breathe taking. The next stop that we went to was the Chapel of the Holy Cross. This church has beautiful vistas of the Sedona Valley.Β IMG_9452 IMG_9455 IMG_9461 IMG_9463 IMG_9464 IMG_9482 IMG_9483 IMG_9493 IMG_9498 IMG_9502 IMG_9503 IMG_9507

The next day we had an early start to the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon was so beautiful and did not disappoint. I wish we could have stayed longer and did a proper hike around the Grand Canyon. After the Grand Canyon, we headed out to the Hoover Dam and ended our trip in Vegas were we stayed at the Vdara.

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This trip was a wonderful get away. It was filled with a lot of nature and urban landscapes. Even though, there was a lot of drive time in between each destination, the views were breathe taking. The weekend went by too quickly and was too much fun. I can’t wait to the next adventure!

ARIZONA | NEVADA

Over President’s/Valentine’s Day weekend, my boyfriend and I headed out to Arizona and Las Vegas. We went to to Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam, and ended our weekend in Las Vegas. We did this over a span of 3 days. The days were really long as well as the drives, but it was completely worth it. There were so many breath taking vistas and views. I am so grateful and happy that we were able to make this trip happen. I have the best travel partner a gal can ask for!

Here is a quick recap of how my weekend went down. Enjoy!