Well fed and overly caffeinated, we hit the road again with hopes of reaching the 'ville before midnight. This portion of the drive is always a bit difficult due to the nature of the roads. While they are very well maintained, there are only pockets of lighted spots. Once the sun goes down, you have … Continue reading Just a Few More Hours
I'm a planner and it's typically hard for me to break out of that mindset when on a "spur of the moment" type trip ... so in my infinite wisdom, I thought it best to not book a hotel room until we were close to New Orleans. We basically sat outside of the restaurant where … Continue reading SNAFU!
The majority of the drive from Texas to Florida is done on I-10 and one of my favorite stops along the way in New Orleans! About an hour outside of New Orleans, you'll find the Louisiana state capital, Baton Rouge. This is also home to Louisiana State University (LSU) and where you find college students, … Continue reading “Fast Food or NOTHING” Hour
So, sometimes I like to just get in the car and go! This time, however, I had a full flight booked from Austin to Orlando with the intention of flying over with the hubs and driving to my hometown to visit family and friends. In a strange turn of events, our trip to Colorado was … Continue reading Let’s Take a Road Trip!
This Florida girl finally got to see SNOW! We spent the holidays out in Conifer, CO at a family home ... Below are a few shots of my first White Christmas!
Instead of the usual Christmas Eve family gatherings, we took everybody to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science! The exhibitions were well laid out and the Docents were very knowledgeable. The Model of the Curiosity Rover was really cool! All machines have some sort of face ... I wonder if this was something NASA thought about … Continue reading Christmas Eve at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The time has come to head back to my nine to five - this trip has been amazing and I feel very fortunate for being able to have made this dream a reality. Below is the rainy view from my Dublin hotel; my one night stop over before heading home to Texas. During my wait … Continue reading The Long Road Home
When entering into the Cathedral, I was greeted by a very large sign requesting that no photos be taken until a 2 GBP fee was paid for a photography permit. It stated that the fee would be used to fund the upkeep of the church which was founded in the 12th century. So, I walked … Continue reading St. Giles Cathedral
While on my way to the Rosehip for breakfast, I stumbled upon this mural. As it turns out, Edinburgh was the first city to received the 'City of Literature' distinction from UNESCO in 2004. This title is given to cities to recognize the literary and theatrical contributions made be authors who call the city home, … Continue reading Ediburgh: City of Literature
The weather was brisk and a bit less rainy this day, so I set out to walk the city. I didn't really have much of a destination, I just picked a direction and started walking. Below is the Elephant House, probably best known as one of the coffee shops where J. K. Rowling wrote the … Continue reading Early Morning in Edinburgh