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.
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 […]
My husband surprised me with a trip to San Francisco last weekend to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. What better gift could a girl ask for?! Over the course of the weekend we ate, drank, and walked (51 miles) to our hearts’ content. We stayed at the Hotel Adagio. This little boutique feeling hotel is owned by Marriott. They were so sweet–giving us a room with a view and a bottle of wine on the house. (Note the giant tiger […]
Oakland is a happening place. In case you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s the trade center of the San Francisco Bay Area. This port city is bustling and rich with history. The Huchiun Indians were the first known inhabitants. Then in the 1700s, the Spanish sailed there a good bit to trade. Around a hundred years or so after that, development began–from the wharf to cable cars. Since then, Oakland has been a leader in technology and is now recognized for the community’s […]
What we now call Lake Louise, the Stoney Nakota First Nations People called the Lake of Little Fishes. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the later. This body of water is rich in color (and for a really cool reason). As glaciers move, they grind up the bedrock below (creating rock flour). As the ice melts, it carries these tiny silt sized bits downstream, creating striking, milky masses of water. You can hike around this beauty in no […]
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. […]
Nags Head, North Carolina. Honestly, I’d never heard of it until a few years ago, and now I make an annual visit their with friends. I’ll tell you what I had heard of though–Roanoke Island. Remember? As kids, we all learned about the first English colony (that would eventually fail, not once, but twice) in what the British considered to be the “new world.” These two popular vacation spots are basically neighbors. Take a look at Nags Head on a map. Interesting, […]
I got a new pair of sneakers in the mail yesterday–just in time to whip them out for the 3 day weekend. Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the Nike Tennis Classic Ultra Premium (a name that rolls right off the tongue). The metallic leather surface is covered in little slits that give the pair a great texture. I love them. What do you think? Share your thoughts on these little babes. I’d love to hear!