An Afternoon at Maymont

 

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“Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.
It’s splendid to find out there are so many of them in the world.” 

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On our last day together in Virginia, we packed a picnic lunch, and had a delightful afternoon wandering through the gardens at Maymont. It reminded me of being in Europe. The day was delightful, and the gardens were beautiful. It was the perfect way to spend our last day.

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A Day in the District

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When you have friends who live less than two hours away from Washington DC, that’s where you plan a girls weekend! We had such a fun day walking around, looking at monuments, taking pictures, and of course frequenting the local coffee shops. We ended our day taking in a Nationals vs. Phillies game at Nationals Park. What a perfect day.

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Hawaii: Part 1

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You know those places that everyone talks about? Either because they’ve been, or because they’d like to go? Hawaii is definitely one of those places. With all the hype it gets, I wondered if maybe it was overrated. Public Service Announcement: it’s not. When we were stuck in Ecuador last summer, my friend Lydia and I started plotting our annual winter adventure. She threw out Hawaii as an idea, and we ran with it. It was so much fun to explore this beautiful state for a few days.

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This was the view from our AirBnB
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Our first morning, we did the Pill Box Hike

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One of my favorite meals in Hawaii…SO good
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Tantalus Lookout was a favorite spot. It was such a cool view of Honolulu and Diamond Head

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Thursday we did Diamond Head Crater. It was so windy at the top!

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The last night in Hawaii we got dressed up and ate at a restaurant that was surrounded by beautiful gardens

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Throwback Thursday: Europe 2014

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Two years ago today I was walking around Paris taking in all the sites the city would offer (and eating a pastry at every corner). My brother Dan and I had talked about going to Europe for years, and we finally decided to just do it. It was a good choice. The other day, I was doing some cleaning, and I came across a stack of postcards I had bought during our trip. I saw this great idea on Pinterest, to buy a postcard for everyday, and then write what you did that day on the back of it. I actually did it for most of the trip, and I’m so glad to have those memories to look back on! Enjoy a quick little recap of our trip across the pond!

We arrived in London late in the evening, and early the next morning, we took a train to Bath for a few days.

London was everything I imagined it would be. Everything is so old, the architecture is amazing, and there is so much color everywhere!

I’m so glad that we brought this photo of my grandparents with us and recreated it.

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We took a quick day trip to Windsor and Oxford to see the castle and Tolkien’s home, respectively. We also ate dinner at the Eagle and the Child, which is where Tolkien and C.S. Lewis met to write.

221 B. Baker Street. I’m pretty sure it was all the Sherlock Holmes that we watched growing up that created the desire to go to London.

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After England, we took the train to France for a whirlwind day and a half in Paris, and then to the Normandy Coast to see Omaha Beach.

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Bayeux, France was one of my favorite stops on the trip. The allies liberated this little town after D-Day, and they have never forgotten.

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After France, it was on to Iceland to finish out the trip. There is a harsh, rugged beauty about this country that is captivating.

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