O. Henry Museum

When we were in Austin, Texas we had the pleasure of stopping into the O. Henry Museum.  The English Major in me just had to check it out, and as an added bonus: it’s free.  O. Henry was the pen name used by William Sydney Porter.  He was a renowned short story writer.  Among his […]

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O. Henry Museum Austin

The National Zoo

When we visited Washington, D.C. the National Zoo was one of my favorite stops.  It is a part of the Smithsonian making it completely free to visit.  In line with most places in D.C.–the zoo has history.  It was founded in 1889 by an act of Congress for “the advancement of science and the instruction […]

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Red Panda

Hamilton Pool Preserve

Jeremy and I were in Austin, Texas mid March.  He was there for work, and I took that time to see some sights.  One of my favorite places that I got visit was Hamilton Pool Preserve. It’s a collapsed grotto that is absolutely stunning.  In the summer it’s a favorite swimming hole to the locals, but […]

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Hamilton Pool Preserve Waterfall

Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery

A couple of weekends ago Jeremy, myself, and a couple of friends made our way out to Irvin House Vineyards and Firefly Distillery.  I had never been before and I was pleasantly surprised.  Not only is there vodka and wine (YAY!) but there are also farm animals and a beautiful vineyard to walk through. The […]

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I Declare

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens Part II: The Swamp

If you haven’t noticed from a number of previous posts, Jeremy and I like swamps.  It’s like playing an ultimate game of I Spy.  You walk carefully and quietly along the paths and boardwalks hoping not to scare away something interesting.  Many people don’t like the idea of seeing alligators or snakes, but we look […]

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Green-Eyed Egret