I just got back from spending a weekend in New Orleans. It was my first time in the flavorful city–and I absolutely loved it! There is so much color, grit, smiles, art, good food, and music (not to mention you can roam the streets with the adult beverage of your choice). Let me show you around: Don’t miss out on brunch at Restaurant Stanley, right in the heart of the French Quarter. Get a load of the seafood concoction we enjoyed. While […]
Y’all–it’s my birthday! and birthdays are the best days and the best days call for the best sneakers, so I’m wearing my wedding sneakers (just like I did last year). When I was a kid, I used to dread getting older. If only I could go back in time and clue little Jenny in on a few things: Being grown up is awesome. You get to eat as much candy as you want, buy all the sneakers your little heart desires, and […]
I was so happy to spend last weekend at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. It’s one of my favorite beaches in the continental US (and it’s only partially because I’m a sucker for a boardwalk with cheesy arcades–woohoo for hoops!). The entire town reeks of an adorable charm that’s sure to tickle your architectural fancy. We went fishing and frequented the Dogfish Head Brewpub. There are also a number of unique little restaurants packed with history (like Gus & Gus or […]
Chicago’s Air and Water Show was this past weekend–and it was fantastic as always. This year’s headliners were the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds the F-35 Heritage Flight. The show has been around for 57 years. Back then, the budget was only $88. I’d love to know what the total cost is now that Shell is footing the bill. There is nothing like watching some amazing stunts while gazing at the city that you love.
Here it is! My last day in San Francisco. We took the ferry to Sausalito then made our way to the Golden Gate Bridge. This wonder of the modern world is so much bigger than I remembered (spanning 4,200 feet). It opened in 1937 and has had a pretty good run since that time (especially considering how the Bay Bridge faired). Watching the weather roll in from that vantage point is really quite remarkable. Cars whiz by, the wind is out of control, and clouds […]
As promised, here are a few more of my San Francisco wanderings. The first stop on our 2nd day in the hilly city was China Town. I picked up a few knick knacks and Chinese pastries along the way. Then got a quick breakfast at Taylor Street Coffee Shop (which is really more of a hallway than a restaurant–but so good). We split the Sailor Hash. yum. Next we wandered through Little Italy until we reached Coit Tower. The line was […]
Where do you even begin when talking about the Johnston Canyon trail in Banff? This place is a must see. Not only is the path itself remarkable, but the views are stunning, and the hike is simple. Somehow some amazing welders and engineers came up with a way to fix a sidewalk along the side of this giant canyon. There are sections when you are walking directly above the surging waters below. As you hike, you pass waterfall after waterfall. […]
A long weekend, that’s all the time I had to explore the city of Calgary (with a quick excursion to Banff National Park). It all started with a late arrival and crashing at the Marriott downtown. I absolutely loved the watercolored wallpaper. It makes me want to recreate it in a mural of my own. The next morning, there was walking–lots of walking. When I visit a new city, I like to get a good view of the skyline. Seeing a place […]