“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” ~ William Blake Growing up in the White Mountains As someone who grew up in the Mount Washington Valley, I can count on two hands the amount of times I have actually been to the top. I did the obligatory hike as a kid, and I have driven up a couple ….
“Let me tell you what I wish I’d known When I was young and dreamed of glory You have no control: Who lives Who dies Who tells your story?” ~ Hamilton an American Musical Hamilton Lottery Okay NOT that Lottery, I know America was gripped in the lottery frenzy last week, and while yes winning billions of dollars would be ….
“Practically speaking, your religion is the story you tell about your life.” ~ Andrew Greeley Surprising Theme I was intrigued when I found out the theme of this year’s Fashion Exhibit at the Met. And even more shocked when I found out it had the support of the Catholic Church. In fact New York’s Cardinal even spoke at the gala ….
“The ocean is a mighty harmonist.” ~ William Wordsworth Most Favorite-ist Place If I had to pick a favorite place in San Diego it would have to be Coronado. As a history and royal buff, I had heard of this resort town and the rumored connection between Wallis Simpson and the Prince of Wales at the Hotel Del. After reading ….
“Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.” ~ Walt Whitman Blooming Surprises Our first day in DC was a chilly one. After hours of walking around The National Mall, we decided an indoor activity was necessary. I hadn’t realized that much of the US Botanic Garden was enclosed and was ecstatic when ….
“Monuments and archaeological pieces serve as testimonies of man’s greatness and establish a dialogue between civilizations showing the extent to which human beings are linked.” ~ Vicente Fox The National Mall After joyously caffeinating ourselves, Sarah and I headed to The National Mall. On maps, everything looks far apart, but it didn’t seem it when we were walking. Though we ….
“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center With our bellies and taste buds satisfied, we drove back to Charleston to prepare for a tour of Fort Sumter which would start at the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center which was located ….
“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” ~ Lawrence Durrell Lazy Mornings It was a foggy morning, so we decided to forego the sunrise and catch up on some ZZZs. We made two coffee stops, Starbucks for my friend and City Market Coffee for me before we headed to Sullivan’s Island. Sullivan’s Island Sullivan’s Island is ….
“Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.” ~ Luther Burbank Second Half of the Day I feel like I am talking about two completely different days. Not only did we do completely opposite activities from the morning to the afternoon, but the weather also turned. Going from sunny to ….
“All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” ~ Martin Buber King Street Once I had my much needed caffeine fix, it was time to explore. As City Lights Coffee was just off of King Street I made my way there first. The city streets were quiet, as it wasn’t quite tourist season yet, and many of the ….