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Turks and Caicos: An Overview

***Yes, the photo above is actually of the ocean, it is not a pool!  It is that clear. Well, we are back from our dreamy vacation and settling into the grind and cold weather once again!  For our trip pictures, I will be posting them in a few different installments, as I feel that the resort we stayed at, Seven Stars Grace Bay, deserves a whole review post- it was wonderful.  But I will give an overview of our trip and what we enjoyed about it, and then a few things we would change for next  ...

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Walking Tour of New Braunfels, Texas

A few weekends ago while I was in Texas visiting family, we signed up for the Spass Walking Tour of the town.  The tour is led by my old high school counselor, so it was fun to see her again!  And it was also amazing how much I learned about the town I grew up in- there was a lot I was clueless about!  Playing tourist in your hometown or the current town you live in is always fun.  The tour explained four different murals around town and also explained a lot of the old churches and  ...

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Camping, Travel

Camping: Trinity Lakes

For the Fourth of July weekend, we were anxious to get out of town since the Valley was experiencing extremely hot weather, and we knew Max wouldn’t do well with the fireworks.  Our plan was to camp at the Big Trinity Lake Campground, but after driving two hours on a dirt road, the way into the campground was barricaded off!  So instead we dry camped on Trinity Ridge, and the views right from our site were breathtaking.  Our days were spent hiking, relaxing by the fire, and scouting  ...

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Jackson, WY: where to eat, sleep, & play

Our last stop on our road trip was Jackson, Wyoming.  While we stayed less than 24 hours, we did get a little time to explore and have a nice meal in the fun little town! Eat:   The Blue Lion had local fare like wild caught fish and venison.  I especially loved the sign at the front door that politely asked for cell phones to not be visible on the table!  Although that did hinder my foodie photography on the iPhone, it was very invigorating just to see others sitting and visiting over a  ...

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Road Trip Stops: South Dakota and Wyoming

After Minneapolis, we started making our way back West.  On a last minute whim, we decided to make a stop at Mount Rushmore and the Crazy Horse memorial.  That’s the beauty of a road trip, right?  You can change your plans and make unexpected stops.  I love it!  Mount Rushmore was a little cloudy but it was amazing how even when the faces were completely hidden in the clouds, everything became visible in just a few minutes! Mount Rushmore: (and I had to take a picture of the Texas  ...

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Road Trip Stops: Minneapolis

The first stop on our way home was a shopping trip at the Mall of America, of course!  We stayed at the Radisson Blu, which is attached to the mall.   The interior was amazing– super modern and luxurious.   Fire Lake at the Radisson: Shopping at Free People:   Have a good Monday! XO, L

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