Charleston Part Deux

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My first trip to Charleston, South Carolina was for a friend’s wedding.  The visit was sweet but definitely too short.  Therefore, I was excited to return spending the weekend exploring the city.  This southern town is beautiful and rich in history, but did you know that it has also been consistently voted one of the top cities in the US and even one of the top destinations globally? Well, I can see why.  The city offers a wide variety of sights, activities, and delicious eats…here’s are a few highlights. Continue reading “Charleston Part Deux”

Girls Weekend

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[View from my room]

I spent this past weekend with good friends at the beach for a little R&R.  The visit was a much needed break from weekday commitments, work travel, and just plain ol’ stress.  We met in Norfolk, Virginia and stayed by the beach in a gorgeous beach house that belonged to one of my friend’s mother-in-law.   Continue reading “Girls Weekend”

Subtle Spring

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Hallelujah!  The first signs of Spring are here!  This past weekend warmed up to the low 60s and the whole city woke up.  Everywhere you turned, people were out running, reading a book in the sun, taking a stroll, anything that could be done outdoors.  It was a refreshing change of pace and very freeing to be sans winter coat. Continue reading “Subtle Spring”

Such Great Heights

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Some people are afraid of it, but for me I like it…I’m talking about height, all things tall. Whether from a building, hiking to the top of a mountain (small one!), or gazing upon a tall structure, I love the view it gives me. Continue reading “Such Great Heights”

Farewell 2012

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New Year’s Eve 2012

As we prepare to say goodbye to 2012, I took some time to reflect on the year. Overall, I think 2012 was a great year. There were a lot of life events (marriages and babies), travel, and wonderful moments with good friends. Farewell 2012, you have been good to me…I pay homage by sharing some highlights from the year. Continue reading “Farewell 2012”

Sugarloaf Mountain

My husband and I have an annual Fall ritual. We take time during this season to take a couple of long hikes in the Shenandoah Mountains. This year has been hectic and due to some scheduling conflicts, we didn’t make it out to Shenandoah. Continue reading “Sugarloaf Mountain”

A Visit to the Arboretum

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On rare occasions, I find myself in town during the work week. Fortunately, on this day it was warm, sunny, and beautiful. On the way downtown to run an errand before my last meeting for the day, I stopped by the National Arboretum. It’s so close to my home and I couldn’t resist a quick side trip to take in the sunshine. This spot is where the original Capitol columns live. Continue reading “A Visit to the Arboretum”

Be Specific

Think big picture.  This is my personal motto, especially when at work.  I’d like to put that mantra aside and instead look at the details.  Let’s stay there for a moment and appreciate what details do to contribute to the overall story.   Continue reading “Be Specific”

Charleston

We went to Charleston for the weekend to attend a friend’s wedding.  I had been to Savannah but this was a first time visit in Charleston.  Though it was a short visit, I was able to capture a few shots.  Our hotel was in Mount Pleasant and near the harbor where the USS Yorktown greeted us. Continue reading “Charleston”

H Street Festival

Washington DC loves its street fairs.  Every major neighborhood throws one and my neighborhood, H Street, throws the best one of them all!  This past year, it had an estimated 70,000+ people come through.   Continue reading “H Street Festival”