As always, life has been so busy!
At the end of May, Bryant and I took a road trip to Seattle for the third annual Urban Hike. This is where I randomly met him one year ago (as of Sunday, June 11th).
His friends put on this hike through Queen Anne, Fremont, Ballard, Downtown Seattle and ending at Safeco Field. Total mileage through the city was about 13 miles.
Trust me, my feet were killing me by the end of the night.
After that weekend, we drove to Bend, Oregon to help his mom move out of her house. While most of the weekend was spent moving and whatnot, we did find some free time to go drink beer (our favorite thing to do) and even got to hike the stunning Smith Rock.
If you ever get a chance, you need to go to Bend. It’s my favorite place to visit.
The following weekend we then flew BACK to Seattle, then drove down to Centralia where my parents live. We hit up my favorite restaurants back home and our home town brewery, Dick’s Brewing.
Then Sunday before we headed back to Boise, we caught a Mariners game with my parents and enjoyed that beautiful PNW weather.
This was the first weekend back home since I moved and it was much needed.
Here we are present time.
This past weekend we were actually at home for once which was really nice. We had some yard work and cleaning to do inside that was much needed.
Saturday was National Rosé Day and of course I love any excuse to go out and drink wine. It was also our unofficial “meet-iversary” so even better.
What I love about being here in Boise is that I really get to explore and find new places to try out. And 99.9% of the time, Bryant hasn’t even been to these places so we really get to explore together.
The first stop was at Coiled Wines and their new space is absolutely remarkable. The décor sets the perfect mood for sipping on some rosé. I enjoyed all of the wines we tried and definitely will be taking some friends back to show them this spot.
Our next stop took us to Telaya Wine Co. This space sits right on the Boise river, has a killer outdoor patio area and is even dog friendly! We had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with one of the owners and wine-maker Carrie Sullivan. She was so sweet and you can tell how much her and her husband love what they do.
Telaya hosts a ton of events and every Thursday which they call “Thirsty Thursday” they stay open late until 9pm, have live music on the patio, a food truck on-site, and of course — wine. We will definitely be attending a Thirsty Thursday once it gets warmer!
Both of these spots were unique and had some really great wines. We will definitely be going back and sharing these new spots with our friends and family.
As far as the rest of Saturday night…
We went to Split Rail for a bottle of rosé, then downtown to Tiki Bar (which has the coolest rooftop), The Mode for specialty cocktails, Prost! for some German beers, then ended our night at The Brickyard which is a dueling piano bar.
Sunday was a day of rest and recovery.
As for the rest of our summer — it’s gonna be a busy one!
This coming weekend we are going camping in Stanley, Idaho, a wedding in Bend the following weekend, back to Bend the first weekend in July for a wedding, a trip to Pendleton, Oregon for Bryant’s grandpa, his dad’s 50th birthday party in July… Ahhhh!!!
I will try to write after our camping trip, but then I’m gonna be a little MIA in July as I try to make it through this crazy wedding season.
Well — That’s all for now.
Thanks for following along!