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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Waking Up in Vegas

A couple of colleagues and I traveled to Las Vegas this week for a much needed (it’s been in the negatives here in Alaska) work conference! We were happy to learn from and coordinate with other organizations from throughout the nation putting youth court, peer court, and teen court diversion programs together. The conference discussion didn’t deviate far from what we had already heard in Cape Cod a couple of months ago, but we appreciated the opportunity to network and meet some incredibly influential people.

I couldn’t have asked for two better colleagues to spend the trip with! Venus and Wes are like family- protecting me from drug dealers while walking 5 miles from Freemont to the strip, telling me to relax when I yell at roller coaster workers for making me put my cell phone away, and listening to me complain about my shoes hurting my feet. (Love you guys!)

The night of Day 2, Aaron arrived! Days 3 and 4 included watching Cirque Du Soleil’s “O” at the Bellagio, oogling over sharks and jellyfish at the Mandalay Bay Aquarium, and eating at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant with one of Aaron’s college roommate’s family and friend. Even though the food was real expensive, the views of the city at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant were gorgeous!


Vegas was Aaron and I’s first trip together after we graduated almost 4 years ago (where did the time go?!), so the city of sin holds a special place in our hearts! Always so happy when he get to join me on workation.


Enjoying the Snow Near Flattop Mountain

Aaron and I decided to make a quick trip up to Flattop to enjoy some of the newly fallen snow on Saturday. We underestimated the windchill and had frozen cheeks and runny noses by days end. Instead of hiking to the top of Flattop Mountain, we took a stroll down Powerline Trail and watched all the cross-country skiing pros wiz by.

Aaron enjoyed playing (hiding?) in the trees and making the snow fall on our heads.

And I tried being cute for pictures.

Allll of the photos we took together came out blurry- but it don’t matta! I’m sure you can still imagine how gorgeous the view was. And Happy MLK Day! If it weren’t for Dr. King, Aaron and I wouldn’t have even been able to enjoy the snow together on Saturday. Here’s to you, Dr. King!

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