Highway to Hoeftland

Adventures with Kristin & Mike

It was 115F degrees outside on a clear June summer afternoon. The hot sun beat down on us as we drove along the dry, dusty, and mostly uninhabited desert road towards Oatman, Arizona. My husband, Mike, and I were headed on a mini road trip, intent on seeing the famous historic Gold Mine Ghost Town, …

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Upon moving to the Vegas valley, Mike and I assumed that many of our favorite hangouts would be in the center of Las Vegas—amongst all the casinos, tourists, world-class eateries and entertainment. We were wrong. As it turns out, we often prefer hanging out in Boulder City, a small town about thirty minutes southeast of …

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My heart starts quickening, and I’m feeling excited, as I’m reading yet another cool article about a place on my radar. “Mike, would you like to visit Bend, Oregon?” I ask with growing enthusiasm. He looks over at me, with an eyebrow raised. “Why do you ask?” he says. “Because I’ve heard so many great …

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Originally posted on Highway to Hoeftland:
It was Valentine’s Day. Mike and I were standing on the cliff’s edge in La Jolla, California, looking out at the beautiful shoreline. The sky was clear and blue. The temperature was mild and comfortable. There were large brown seals sunbathing on the cliffs below us, and all sorts…