Fall Fun in Charlottesville, VA

For the past three years, I’ve spent the weekend of fall break in Charlottesville with some of my best friends. There’s no shortage of fall activities to do there! Not having a fall break anymore didn’t stop me from keeping up with tradition this year. Neither of us went to UVA, but Helen and I…

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Odds & Ends – August/September 2017

In the words of L.M. Montgomery’s Anne Shirley (of Green Gables), “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Mother nature helped us usher in October this weekend with absolutely perfect flannel-and-boots weather. Helen and I took full advantage and road tripped to Charlottesville for some fall fun, which I’m excited…

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It’s Okay to (Drink) White After Labor Day: Bluemont Vineyard

Raise your glass if you’re ready for riding boots, flannels, and apple pie everything! Now that I’m not in school anymore, there’s nothing stopping me from willing summer to end so I can frolic in crunchy leaves and trade my iced coffee for pumpkin spice lattes. We caught a whiff of fall in the air…

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Quick Seattle Getaway: Saturday Morning on Bainbridge Island

When planning my trip to Seattle, I initially wanted to do a day trip to hike at Mt. Rainier. Unfortunately the trails were still too snowy (yes, in early July)! It all worked out though, because Joyce and I got to go on a ferryboat adventure to one of the neighboring islands of the Puget…

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Odds & Ends – June/July 2017

I spent all of June willing the month to go faster, because I was so excited for my trip. After two weeks in the Canadian Rockies (three posts!) and Seattle (coming soon), I felt like July was dragging its feet. There were a lot of unknowns about my move and starting my new job; finally…

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