We woke on Sunday with our sights set on Brooklyn!
Being the crazy tourist that I am, I snapped a million photos of the Brooklyn Bridge while trying to not get run over by the disgusted cyclists barreling across the pedway. I loved how the cables stretched across the blue sky, how vivid the buildings on Manhattan appeared, and the little notes written in permanent marker on the bridge's beams. Below are some of my favorite images. Read More
Visiting Ford's Theater requires a ticket with a timed entry. As a Sunday afternoon in January, the National Park Service site wasn't crowded, so we were able to enter right away. We proceeded to the basement of the theater, where there are exhibits about the presidency of Abraham Lincoln, the public views on slavery at that time, the Civil War, and the events that led to his assassination. Read More
During the day, of course, I was tied up at work in Rock Island, but in the evenings I was able to explore a new state. If I'm being honest, I initially forgot that I had never been to Iowa. I guess I just assumed that I had! Once the blonde moment had passed, though, I used my after-5pm hours to live it up in good ol' Davenport. Read More
Remember talking about the idle Tuesdays of life? K, great, me too.
Remember also allowing for the possibility that something might just fall into your lap (you don't have to agree...I'll keep going regardless).
Finally, remember how I thought opportunities like that would present themselves while out drinking with friends?
Whelp, I was right. I was in the midst of this... Read More
I have never seen the movie Meet Me in St. Louis. The only thing I can tell you about it is that it was released in 1944 (....and THIS is why you want me on your trivia team).
Instead, I can tell you how 6 college friends found themselves in St. Louis. It goes a little like this:
Two of my friends live in St. Louis, so the rest of us drove down for the prior to heading down to Nashville. Read More
For hanging out at the World Beer Fest all day, finding a pint glass to add to my stately collection was surprisingly difficult. My friend and I were grabbing dinner after the beer fest (let's be honest. This was operation: sober up) and naturally I started chatting with our waitress. I figured that she must live around there and know where I could find a pint glass of a local brew. Read More
The item that I will collect from all 50 States is a pint glass of a local brew. I wish I would have thought of this earlier, though! Currently I only have three (one from each of the last three trips). Read More