We visited the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Aspen (where Colorado's autumn views seriously did a number on my soul) and Salvation Mountain in California.
Ryan and I aren't especially well traveled (neither of us has been outside the country even) and that's something I really want to improve on over the next few years - traveling to new places and putting some stamps in our passports (which we don't even currently have...details). We live in an area that's incredibly beautiful itself, but we're also within driving distance of so many other amazing landscapes - from oceans to deserts to mountains - I feel like it would be such a complete waste not to take full advantage of that.
I have this vision of Knox's life as being filled with lots of different experiences. I want him to learn to be open-minded, curious, thoughtful, adventurous and aware of and enamored with the big, wide world that exists outside of the familiarity of home. And I want to share as many of those experiences with him as we can.
So, here's to the quickly approaching new year being as full of adventurous new experiences as can be!