Balboa Island In A Storm

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For Bryce and my anniversary this year, we took the town by storm.

Literally, there was a freak storm.

But it didn’t keep us from enjoying our weekend. We packed the car, threw on some extra layers, ran to Walmart (because neither of us owned an umbrella), and headed out to Balboa Island for a beautiful day of quirky shops and beachfront views.

Neither of us had ever been there, so my parents gave me the lowdown of where to take Bryce for dinner and ice cream and what places to see.

Of course, I brought my camera.

New York Day 5 | 6.19.17

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Our last day exploring New York was a success, complete with humidity, candy, famous movie sights, and a chocolate shake as big as my head.

Goodbye New York. I will miss you.

New York Day 4 | 6.18.17

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For those of you who have been waiting for shots of New York City, wait no more.

For they are here.

Watch as the Koontzes venture into the concrete jungle and live to tell the tale.

New York Day 2 | 6.16.17

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Our adventures in New York continue!

New York Day 1 | 6.15.17

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New York is beautiful—at three A.M.—standing on the sidewalk at the corner of the airport—abandoned by parents—vlogging aimlessly.

Thus begins our adventures in New York.

5 Days In New York

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I regret to inform you that I am away from my desk this upcoming week.

I am traveling. Exploring. Scavenging. Blazing a trail through the streets of Manhattan. I am that tiny girl with braces and a camera that looks thirteen but speaks old language phrases like “shall” and “thusly”. Except, there’s the incessant horns, sirens, and winds, which means I’m shouting every word—but really, that’s not new.

I am in New York.

I Bought A Backpack?

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Some of my friends know me as… frugal.

There are famous photographs of me, in line at the 99c store, counting my nickels and dimes while the shoppers in the background look like they’re ready to maul me. I don’t go thrift shopping unless it’s half off day. And I’ve been known to shout “A DOLLAR FIFTY FOR A PACK OF GUM?! YOU RETAIL SAVAGES!” quite loudly in Walmart.

I’m not much for impulse buys.

Handicapped

Our hotel burned last night. . We were awakened by smoke and alarms. And quickly evacuated. I barely had time to grab my laptop and cell phone before fireman were yelling and banging down doors for us to get out.

We assembled outside along with other PJ-clad residents, and watched, without words, as our hotel began to flame forty feet away. .

Teehee.

Moriarty… Stay The Night

We went down to hotel breakfast this morning, and I noticed something I had somehow missed last time we stayed at the Quality Inn And Suites in Amarillo.

The waffle maker!

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They’re TEXAS waffles. Get it? Texas. Waffles.

From Texas.

A Late Dinner… Very Late

Long driving day.

A lot of bridges and rivers/lakes.

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And cattle.