Dave and I love to travel. We’ve gone on numerous cross country road trips from Chicago to Washington DC, Chicago to Seattle, Chicago to California, LA to Seattle, etc.
We’ve also been to the US and British Virgin Islands, Hawaii, and Vietnam together. And separately we have been to Afghanistan, Peru, Mexico, Germany, England, Canada, and Togo. (All stories for another day!) And of course there are a million more place we want to go to (all over Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Banff National Park, Glacier National Park, etc)
A fun little thing we’ve done over the years, starting in 2010, was the infamous jumping photo. I don’t remember how it came about, but we did it and thus a tradition was born. 🙂
As you will see from these photos, there are a lot of trips we have taken that I have yet to blog about, but intend to. I’ll be going back into the archives to dig up some of the pictures. In the meantime check out the fun places we’ve been.
South Dakota, 2010
Our first road trip together from Chicago to South Dakota (to the Badlands and Mount Rushmore.)
Vietnam, April 2010
Got my cousin and some neighborhood kids to join us on this one.
Washington DC, summer 2011
Starved Rock State Park, Illinois – 2011
The Orcas Island – Washington state 2011
Grand Tetons, Wyoming- Summer 2011
What a gorgeous park, we can’t wait to go back someday soon!
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming- Summer 2011
We took advantage of a beautiful sunset.
I look like a mix between a frog and a super hero 🙂
Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado – 2012
Is one of our favorite places we have ever been.
Imogen Pass off roading in Colorado – 2012
We took our beloved 4Runner off roading in the San Juan Mountains that connect Ouray and Telluride. We found a really cool old abandoned mining town. I’ll definitely have to blog about this one and show you more pictures.
Some random forest in Colorado – 2012
San Francisco, California – Summer 2012
This was my first time ever in San Francisco and I fell in love with this city. The crooked street, the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the trolleys etc.
Somewhere in Nevada- Summer 2013
I love big, long stretches of open road. It’s also nice to get out and stretch your legs on long road trips.
Somewhere in Utah – Summer 2013
We are obviously wearing the same clothes from the last picture, this was from the same day and same road trip. And again I look like a super hero. Dave is way better at these jumping pictures than I am. 🙂
San Francisco, California – January 2014
Took a road trip with Dave’s parents from San Francisco to LA.
Moro Rock Hike, Sequoia National Park, California- March 2014
We went camping with a group of friends and Moro Rock was definitely the highlight of the trip.
Horseshoe Bend in Page, Arizona – July 2014
After hiking the Narrows in Zion National Park with two of our friends from Chicago, we road tripped back to LA and stopped here. Dave just edited the pictures from our hike in Zion and it will be up shortly! It’s an amazing hike that I highly recommend.
Maroon Bells in Aspen, Colorado – December 2014
It was really beautiful to come back here in the winter. We went cross country skiing for the first time here. A place near and dear to our hearts.
Las Vegas, Nevada – April 2015
Went to Vegas twice in one month. Our first trip we visited the Neon Museum which was awesome! Not all our jumping pictures are successful 🙂
For our second trip, Dave was out of town working. I went with my brother and family from Minnesota and my cousin is here jumping with me.
We’ve gone on a few trips this year, we drove to LA to Seattle in March, we drove to Vegas for a weekend in April, went home to Chicago in May, and went to a wedding in New York in May. But I guess we haven’t taken any jumping pictures together this year yet (unless I’m forgetting any.) But we are going camping in July, as well as two more trips home in July and October. We are also planning a move to Seattle in the fall.
So hopefully we will add another jumping picture or two to our collection this year. 🙂
What fun traditions do you all do when traveling?
28 thoughts on “Travel Thursdays: Jumping for Joy!”
Haha, that is so fun! I loved all the pictures, and it is such an great idea to do that on all your trips! 🙂 And so many amazing places you have been! Now I feel like going out to travel again (and I just got home 2 weeks ago)….
Thanks Hanne! YOU’RE the world traveler! I’ve been to a lot of place in the US, I need to start traveling the world like you next! 🙂
Such a brilliant idea! Love all of them!
Thanks Kelley! I think being in England is rubbing off on you, brilliant is a very British word 😉
Ahhh, now I have the itch to travel! I’m seriously so impressed with all of those jumping pictures. I try and they always fail!
Thanks Molly, but sometimes they take a few takes before we get an actual jump in there! haha
What a fun tradition! The Yellowstone pic turned out amazing – wow! I don’t know if I have any travel traditions per se, but I do always send postcards. ALWAYS. It’s a compulsion 🙂
Thanks Mil! I really want to go back to Yellowstone it is so gorgeous!
We collect postcards too. We have a bunch we want to hang on the wall. One of these days 🙂
This really is so fun!! What a great tration!! Beautiful places and pictures!! And you guys get some serious air!!! LOL
Haha thanks for commenting and stopping by Katie! 🙂 I’m looking at your summer book recommendations now!
Traveling is my FAVORITE! We try to do so often! I love how you guys have this tradition – so cool!
Thanks Christina 🙂 I’ve recently started following your blog too through link ups, so it’s so nice to see you commenting on mine too- thanks!
I love that this is your tradition! So fun! And the backgrounds in some of those photos are stunning.
Thanks Mattie! 🙂 we hope to take a lot more in the future. It’s fun to look back and see these all.
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