the Topiary Garden

While we were in Ohio for Thanksgiving, I made Brad take a detour by Topiary Park in Columbus. He had never seen it before, & since it is one of my favorite places in the city, we simply had to stop. Topiary Park is a privately funded park on the grounds of the former Ohio […]

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A few weeks ago the Orange County Register contacted me to see if they could use one of my photos in an article for their Travel section on “America’s Best Breakfasts.” I was excited about this for two reasons:1. I love sharing my photos with people who wouldn’t normally get to see them, like people […]

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Since every day should be Veterans Day…

… I don’t feel guilty posting my Veterans Day post four days late. Thank you to all the brave men & women who have served & continue to serve our great nation. The sacrifice you & your families make to protect our freedoms can’t possibly be appreciated enough. We are the land of the free […]

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One last glimpse of Boston

as we sailed out of the harbor… You might also like… Foto Friday: Boston Bah-ston FriFotos: Skylines

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Actually, we did not hear a single person with a true Boston accent the entire time we were there. Disappointing really.My expectations were really low for our visit to Boston. I have no idea why, for the city has never given me a reason to doubt it. The good thing about low expectations is that […]

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The city of Hallifax, Nova Scotia & the Titanic disaster are linked, probably more closely than many Nova Scotians would like. Trans-Atlantic cable laying boats that were sent to recover bodies of Titanic victims from the North Atlantic. The survivors went to New York City. The dead went to Halifax. 328 bodies were recovered from […]

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Coastal Living

I am so in love with this photo. That is all! You might also like… Canada Day Canada: Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia Foto Friday: O’Canada

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We Remember… We Must Never Forget

Nine years ago (how has it been nine years?), my life, as well as all Americans, was profoundly changed. None of us will forget where we were (sitting in a political communications class at Florida State University, having just started my sophomore year), how we felt (overwhelmed & angry), or the immediate days afterward (there […]

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Gilbert’s Chowder House. Portland, Maine

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways… 1. Amazing outdoor patio 2. Really good prices 3. Cannot be described in words lobster roll 4.Your chowder awesomeness 5. No seriously, I actually dream about this thing… You might also like… Portland, Maine: Portland Lighthouse Tour Portland, Maine Restaurant Review: District; Portland, Maine

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Portland, Maine

When we pulled into Portland, Maine on a sunny Saturday morning, we weren’t too sure what to expect. All we knew was that 1. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had a home there & 2. there was excellent lobster to be had.What we found was a quiet, pleasant (surprisingly hilly) place to walk around & explore for […]

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