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New York – Day 3

Day three was chock full of bucket list items. The first one was the subway.  TV makes it look like it’s so incredibly crowded, lewd, dirty, and smelly.  That wasn’t my experience.  At all. Next up – the Wall Street bull.  Do you have any idea how many people were swarmed around this thing?  It …

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New York – Day 2

Day 2 started with some sightseeing while on our way to the far side of Central Park so we could see Strawberry Fields.  There was an aura of respect mixed with a touch of sadness to the area.  Musicians took turns quietly playing Beetles songs as people patiently took turns taking pics. We were once …

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New York – Day 1

Our first full day in New York started with a bunch of silliness. Did you know that there are M&M stores in Las Vegas and in NYC?  I’ve now been in them both. And then things became serious – Times Square! It wasn’t as open as I thought it would be. Next was the Empire …

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Philadelphia & Trip to NYC

Our day started out at the Mint.  There was a bunch of stuff when we first entered.  Boring! It didn’t get better until we reached the upper floor and could actually see where the coins were being made.  That was a bit more interesting.  They had little video screens you could check out if you …

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Philadelphia – Day 1

Since we had arrived the night before, we were able to get an early start on our first day in Philly.  And we packed it full! Our first stop was… well, I wanted a donut.  So, my sister Googled it and found a place that might work.  We found it pretty easily, but it wasn’t …

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Washington DC – Day 3

Day three was another day of squeezing in a whole bunch of stuff. Our first stop was at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum.  I wanted to go to see the planetarium.  Unfortunately, the star show is only offered on certain days (it didn’t happen to be that day).  So, instead, we checked out some …

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Washington DC – Day 2 (July 4th)

Our second day in Washington DC was spent at Mount Vernon (Washington’s home when he wasn’t at the White House). It wasn’t what I had expected. I thought we’d see women dressed in olden day garb performing olden day tasks like churning butter and whatnot.  I thought men would be walking around with white curly …

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Washington DC – Day 1

Okay.  I have to admit – part of the reason I have taken so long to blog (over three months – yikes!) is because I normally sit down and blog all at once.  I set posts to appear on consecutive days so it looks like I’m blogging daily, but I’m really not.  I’m more of …

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My Trip to the East Coast

Remember my trip last year?  A whirlwind adventure – Oregon, Utah, Nevada, and California in two weeks.  This year, instead of it being a road trip (which included long periods of rest for my while Mother drove) we flew. Did I mention that I’ve not flown very much in my lifetime?  I consider myself a …

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I’m Back!

I bet you thought you had gotten rid of me, huh?  Nope.  No such luck.  Just a hiatus. I’ve been a busy girl!  Or, at least, that’s the excuse I’ve told myself to justify not writing.  In truth, I have been busier than I was this time last year, but still not too busy to …

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