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Point Defiance Zoo

Point Defiance Zoo

The Sunday before my birthday Joe and I went to Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma. This zoo isn’t as great as the one in Asheboro, NC, but it’s a second best. I like that most of their enclosures are good sized and the animals don’t seem distressed. The bad thing about a zoo on the weekend is that there are so. many. kids. It ended up being really chilly that day but I’m still glad we went- the animals were…

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Whistler, BC

Whistler, BC

Joe and I spent New Year’s in Whistler with his parents. It was my first trip and I was excited about seeing the area. Okay, and shopping. I also decided to give skiing a second try and all I’ll say on that subject is I can ski just fine but stopping eludes me. Also, ski boots are horrible awful torture devices. Highlights for me include my first pair of sweatpants as an adult, a ham and cheese crepe from Crepe…

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New York City

New York City

New York City is unlike any place I’ve ever been. Leading up to the trip, Joe kept telling me how surreal it would be to see it in person after seeing it in movies and on t.v. my whole life and I didn’t really get what he meant until I was there. Sure, I’ve been to Paris several times and I get that heart-stopping feeling every time I see the Eiffel Tower, but that feels like a part of me…

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Oakland Cemetery and Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery and Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery is a beautiful deathstination (thank you Caitlin Doughty for that word). Not only are there unique headstones and beautiful landscaping on a lot of ground, but there is a gift shop. Why don’t all cemeteries have gift shops? Do they not know how much money I would spend at each and every one? This time I purchased Ghost Cats of the South (the only thing that would scream “me” more would have to be Cooking with Ghost Parisian Cats…

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Montmartre Cemetery

Montmartre Cemetery

So. many. cats! And so much blue. What a dreamy place this is. In keeping with having life revelations each time I’m in Paris, I dramatically decided what I want to do with my life and thought of a book idea in this very cemetery. I had planned to also visit Père Lachaise but I was just too tired and couldn’t physically cram another thing in. After seeing this beauty, it’s at the top of the list for my next…

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Florida 2016

Florida 2016

Oh, Florida. This is the last of the posts for this trip and it makes me feel like I need to go back. I love the sunshine, water, the incredible views of both, St. Augustine, old graveyards, Spanish moss, alligators, Disney, the food (Maple Street Biscuit Co and Harry’s…omg), the family. It just feels like home to me and I’ve missed it since we moved away when I was 10. Kayaking the canal behind my parent’s house was the most…

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Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta

Oakland Cemetery gets huge points from me for having a visitors center and gift shop. A GIFT SHOP. In a cemetery. This should be mandatory and I will work all of them. A few issues here. !!! Natural vignetting SNOW. It was freezing, raining, and snowing by the time we got here. We saw much of the cemetery by car except for a quick little run-around when I got out to visit the gift shop. I really hope I get…

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Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery

Bonaventure Cemetery is the most beautiful place I have ever been to and definitely the most beautiful cemetery. It is nestled just outside of Savannah in thousands of huge trees covered in Spanish moss. It’s a place to go to let your heart exhale. A poet from Savannah who watched his parents die in a murder-suicide. Interesting how neither of them have died yet. Also the first I have seen where the man is listed as the husband of someone…

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Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery

Colonial Park Cemetery is a happy little surprise in the historic district of Savannah. I found one of the most delightful things there; a playground overlooking the cemetery.

Tolomato Cemetery

Tolomato Cemetery

While in Jacksonville last month, I was fortunate enough to visit the Tolomato Cemetery in St. Augustine. They are open on the third Saturday of every month and couldn’t make it since my plane landed that day, so I thought to email then on the off chance that they would be able to open sometime during the week I was in town. Matt was kind enough to take time out of his Thursday to open the cemetery for me for a…

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