Weathering the Storm: Of Monsters and Men’s Second Album and Musical Growth

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A few months ago, I retrospectively plotted the narrative of Of Monsters and Men’s first album, My Head is an Animal, in the hopes that binging on their music would sate my appetite for more until their second album was released.

Thankfully, their second album has arrived, and I now have tickets to see Of Monsters and Men live (again) in September.

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San Francisco Part II: Dirt Trails and a Wedding Gown

Here’s part 2 of my San Francisco trip. And it didn’t take over a year!!!

Racontouring

Part II of my trip to San Francisco is here… and it didn’t take nearly two years to finish! Although it did take me longer than a week… but still!

My first visit to the Pacific Ocean. My first visit to the Pacific Ocean.

The wedding was to take place on Saturday evening, our second full day in San Francisco. We decided to stay north of the Bay in the morning to cut down on travel time, and explore the shore of Marin County. I really don’t remember which part of the state parks we drove through, but it was fantastic. We found a small parking lot somewhere along route 1 and trekked down a dirt path through colorful scrub to a small cove on the ocean.

Hiking down the hill towards the ocean. Hiking down the hill towards the ocean.

The vegetation reminded me of the scrub in Dartmoor, England, but of course the climate is much dryer. The vegetation reminded me of the scrub in Dartmoor, England, but of course the climate is much dryer.

I had to climb the rocks, obviously. I had to climb the…

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