August 25, 2016

Europe 2016 - Big Photo Gallery

We are really dragging our heels with the Euro-blogs, but we did finally merge the photos from multiple phones and real cameras into one big Google Photos album:

This is probably our best photo album ever. We're trying to figure out how we are going to top this one in 2017.

You might need to sign in with your Google account to see the album. I'm still getting the hang of the new Google Photos. But I'm fairly certain everyone has a Google account, right?

August 16, 2016

What could go Krong in Europe?

I'm really bad at blogging in two scenarios:

1. Summer
2. Big events / trips

Its easy to sit down and knock out a post after skiing every weekend during the winter and spring. But during the summer the thought of spending 15 minutes on the computer during the evening just never seems reasonable. Outside > Inside. And when I'm inside, I typically just want to go to bed!

And the big events with lots of photos are simply hard to get started on. Luckily we haven't seen any of our wedding photos yet, so technically I'm not behind on posting those. We did, however, get back last week from a sensational 17 day Alps/Dolomites vacation... and we have hundreds of great photos to share and stories to tell. 

I think that within a week or so we'll start posting our honeymoon recaps. We are almost done sorting through our photos.

In the meantime, here's the pictures we were posting on Instagram during the trip...

You can view this gallery on a computer even if you aren't an Instagram user.

July 17, 2016

Wasatch Wildflowers at Alta

The wildflowers are out in full force at Alta right now. We are headed to Europe soon, so this was essentially our last chance to enjoy them... with how hot its been, everything will be burned out by the time we get home.

Easy walks yield fantastic displays of flowers - all of these shots were taken on the Albion Basin trail and lower half of the Cardiff Pass trail. We took lots of photos while strolling around this afternoon...

Still happily married after a full week

July 13, 2016

We got married!!!

By the power vested in our good friend Rob Murphy, Andrea and I were finally married on Saturday, July 9th at the Alta Peruvian Lodge. It was probably the best multi-day stretch of my entire life. All along, we had a vision of an action-packed weekend in the mountains that would leave everyone exhausted (and exhilarated) from dancing, laughing, and running/hiking at high altitude. It all played out in a way, and with an energy, that I can't even begin to describe - a perfect celebration not just of Andrea and I, but of the family and friends we love so much. I think the festivities reflected exactly who we are, and why we are together in the first place.

I'll have more photos and videos to post as they start to roll in (and after I get some sleep - I've been operating on pure adrenaline for the past two weeks!)... our awesome photographer (Logan Walker) took roughly 5000 shots. For now, here's a few from our phones and some I stole from my friends via Facebook.

You can find some of these and others on Instagram: #AndreaJakeWedding and #WhatCouldGoKrong

June 21, 2016

England and Wales

Quick recap of our relatively impromptu trip to the UK...

We flew over and immediately headed away from London, spending the first 5 nights in B&Bs. Our road trip route took us to Windsor, Bath, Brecon Beacons National Park, Snowdonia National Park, Conwy, Chester, and then back to London. Then we dropped off the car at Heathrow and spent the last 3 days in the city.

Some bullet points and then photos...

1. There is a direct flight from Salt Lake City to London.

2. Driving in the UK is crazy! Andrea gets 1000000 bonus points for handling the left-handed stick shift on the narrow, windy country roads in Wales. I don't drive a stick so she handled the driving and I was the measly navigator.

3. It rained every day (except the last day, when we left... of course).

4. We somehow run slower at sea level.

5. English breakfast and Welsh breakfast are remarkably similar :-)

6. The selection of hard cider was wonderful. Even better than a Whole Foods in California!

7. Walking on walls of castle towns is cool.

8. Westminister Abbey is essentially a graveyard.

These are my photos and maybe Andrea will post her set later this week...

Running in Windsor


Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan)

First time using a selfie-stick. Nailed it!

Dolgellau. Our favorite town in Wales.

This was our favorite of the B and Bs

They serve beer at cellar temperature in Britain. I can't say I'm a huge fan of that practice, but when in Rome...

Umbrella hiking in Snowdonia


Conwy, where you can walk on the walls that surround the town

This place was great...

#1 Fan of UK food

The standard English/Welsh breakfast

 North coast of Wales

Chester Cathedral - we really enjoyed this tour



Westminister Abbey

On the last night in London we saw the Lion King!