Traveling

PNW Part 4 (Seattle Underground)

***Thank you, Bill Speidel, for featuring this blog post on your Facebook wall and mentioning it on Twitter!*** Pioneer Square is the area of Seattle where the original settlers built their businesses and homes, and the Seattle Underground Tour literally takes you underground to give you glimpse of life in Seattle’s early days. Seattle’s original […]

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To Live and Die in LV

I wish I were referring to my favorite LV, Louis Vuitton.  The one that’s classy and smells good.  But I am not. I’m talking about the other LV.  The dreaded Las Vegas. Does anyone ever wake up on their last day of being in Vegas and thoughtfully reflect, “I am so glad I came here”? […]

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Europe 2010 – Day 1: Versailles

Sometimes you get the luxury of settling in before you explore a continent, and other times, you don’t.  #whitegirlproblems, right? My most recent jaunt abroad fell into the latter category. I took my preferred leaving-the-US-at-5:30pm-on-a-Thursday flight in order to arrive in Paris around 9:00am on Friday.  I grabbed at taxi and met my husband (who […]

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Colorado 2011 – Day 4: The Ancients

As a child (more like “tween”, I guess you’d say), I was intrigued with the Anasazi culture.  The word itself sounded very mysterious.   After seeing pictures of the elaborate, labor-intensive cliff dwellings that  took about 100 years to build and then finding out the Anasazi abandoned them after living in them for only 100 […]

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Under My Skin

(In a good way) Hours and Hours spent wandering around Père Lachaise I love to travel and see new things, but I can’t wait to return to Paris.  There is something about how that everywhere you look, you see something unique and beautiful.  It’s not an in-your-face, conventional type of beauty, but rather, finding the […]

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Blessed.

I had the best birthday ever. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as the celebration part went, it was just that every single thing about it was perfect in my opinion. My hubby’s gift to me was a plane ticket to Atlanta to visit my BFF, who I hadn’t seen in awhile.  We kicked […]

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Juxtaposition

Juxtaposition: (noun) – an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. Please excuse my logophilia, but I do tend to nerd out over the meaning of words.  You can discover (and rediscover) a lot about something by simply visiting the ol’ dictionary.  Many times have I […]

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Love, Actually

Me and Mah Honey in Venice, 11/2010 Ahhhhh Venice. Arguably the most romantic city in the world. I say “arguably” because the notion of romanticism is strictly a matter of opinion. My opinion happens to differ from the mainstream’s, whose ideal romantic city (as evidenced in the media) is Paris. Although I do love Paris, […]

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Making Lemonade out of Lemons

Place de la Concorde, Oct 2009 I have a favorite season, Autumn, and I got a teaser of the cool, crisp air a few weeks ago. It lasted two glorious, scarf-wearing days. Ever since then, I find myself in a constant “grump”, complaining about the 80° weather, because I feel I’ve been cheated out of […]

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An Apology of Sorts…

I recently returned from my second trip to Paris, and again, I am left speechless.  Friends have been persistently prodding me for pictures and thoughts, and although I am happy to oblige, I am having a hard time with putting my trip in a “bite-sized portion”. It’s not that I don’t want to do it, […]

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What Day is Today?

Tuesday.  Supposed to be Taste Addiction.  I can’t remember the last time I ate or drank anything worth mentioning.  I’ve been so busy lately that food has been an afterthought. OOH!  I just remembered, I *did* eat something remarkable this week.  It’s remarkable not only because it’s go-ood, but it’s about a 50-mile round trip […]

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