Aly & Doug

A blog about stuff we do.

Category: Travel

Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair

I hopped a flight to San Fran last weekend because 4 years is too long for me to go without seeing my dear friend, Jaimee. I will skip on any pictures from Thursday, the night I arrived. I had a 5 hour flight delay and judging from the photos alone, it didn’t bode well for […]

Gift of Gab

Travelogue: Part 5 We had to make a choice for our last day between a few options. We decided on castle day. First stop was Dunguaire Castle near Galway built in 1520. After Dunguaire we headed onward to Bunratty Castle. We were taking a bit of a back road and came upon this really cool […]

Castle on a Cloud

Travelogue: Part 4 We left Portrush early the next morning after our traditional Irish breakfast from our B&B. It was pretty much the same as English breakfast but they added black pudding. Neither one of us could bring ourselves to try it, I guess when “pork blood” is one of the ingredients my courage goes […]

Five Short Days in the Emerald Isle

Travelogue: Part 3 We hopped from London to Dublin and were greeted by more green than I’ve ever seen. I was really looking forward to this leg of the trip because we got to see my cousin, Gloria. We’ve actually only met maybe three times in our lives; I don’t know my mom’s side of […]

God Save the Queen

Travelogue: Part Two From King’s Cross Station in London we headed to the airport where we rented a car. It was a little too easy, in our opinion, to be handed keys to a vehicle in a foreign country with no instruction, where they drive on the wrong side of the road. It instilled a little confidence […]

White Clouds

A glorious sunset. Doug gearing up for his big backpacking trip. The cats and I were left alone and this was our evening on Wednesday.   Doug, Matt, Sean and Kurt at the trail head. They’ve been planning their man-weekend for months now and Doug’s been pretty excited about it. They spent three and a […]

Beach Trip in a Short Clip

I made a movie. I took some video clips on the Oregon Coast but I’ve never made a movie before. Doug was out of town this week so I was left to my own devices which included a few spare hours, zero knowledge of video editing and no editing software on my computer (I don’t […]

Lincoln City and Newport

(Continuation from last post from the Oregon Coast with my family.) August 22nd: Happy 5th year anniversary. We had such a fun/unique date. First we drove to Siletz to visit my cousins and see their self-sustaining home/farm. My cousin Mindy is basically what everyone on Pinterest is trying to achieve. She is an incredible cook […]

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

Congratulations to my dad on his retirement. He’s been counting down the days for a long time now but has already agreed to teach a few classes again in the fall so I guess it’s more of a partial retirement. Very excited for him. To celebrate, my mom and dad rented a beach house on […]

The Big Apple

  [This post is a continuation of the previous post]  We got in to NYC pretty late so we hopped in a cab to head over to the apartment. There’s just something about getting jostled about in the backseat of a NYC Yellow Cab that is exciting. The moment of truth was getting to the […]