About


This is me.  My name is Payje.   There are a lot of things I love to do, here are are a few of them:

I love road trips.  I love them more than anything.  There is nothing like that feeling of getting in the car and knowing not only that you’re going somewhere new, but that really you can go anywhere you want.  If I had to choose my one favorite thing in the world, it would be new places.  You can see from the massively cracked windshield that my car is well road-tripped.  You can also see that another one of my favorite things is nailpolish.

I also love adventures.  Here I am marching off into the desert (in the wrong direction) to see petroglyphs at Petroglyph National Monument.  My mom took this picture and then I realized that there was no trail in front of me.

This is Justin.  Justin is my boyfriend, best friend, and adventure buddy.  It’s always good to use the buddy system.

Like me, Justin also likes wandering off into places he is unfamiliar with.  Here you can see him on a Costa Rican suspension bridge as we forge into the jungle to find the active volcano.  This all seems well and good.  What I don’t have pictures of is when we came back to this jungle later in the trip because the stupid volcano wasn’t exploding right on this day.  It happened to be night time, pitch black, and pouring down monsoon style rain.  We bought flash lights for 3.00 each at a gas station, but they really didn’t help.  All by ourselves, we swam through the mud to get to the viewing area.  I feared for our lives, I’m not even kidding.  I mean, who does that?  But… we saw that dang lava, and now I can say I’ve seen a volcano erupt.

Justin also loves to paint.  All joking aside, he is the best artist I have ever met.  He really knows his way around a paintbrush.  This is a mural he did in Hayden, CO from an old black and white picture.  He was in the newspaper for it and everything.  He’s pretty much famous.

So… you have Payje and you have Justin.  We’re both pretty awesome on our own.  But together is when the real magic happens.  Kind of like a Captain Planet thing (you know “when our powers combine…”)

Right now we live in Albuquerque, NM.  At the end of March, we are moving.  Where are we moving? To Alaska.  Yes.  The ultimate road trip.  Stick around for it.

We go a LOT of places.

We do a LOT of stuff.

I think that’s all you need to know about us for now.  Don’t worry, because you’ll learn a lot more.

All of the pictures on this site are taken by yours truly.  I also forgot to mention that I love photography, but I guess that’s kind of self evident and doesn’t really need explaining.