Vic’s on the River (Savannah, GA)

The Story For our fifth anniversary dinner, Chris booked a dinner cruise on The Georgia Queen, the popular riverboat that sails past River Street in Savannah, Georgia, each night. We had seen it on our honeymoon five years earlier and remembered it looking like a fun experience so Chris bought tickets ahead of time. The…

Weekend Travels: Blowing Rock, North Carolina

Our general plan was to get in the car and drove north through the North Mountains to go leaf peeping and visit a few sites. The line of cars to go on the suspended bridge at Grandfather Mountain went on for days so we called an audible and continued on to Blowing Rock. We had…

Cornerstone Minerals: A Review

I like rocks and gemstones. Always have. When I was younger, I collected them. Even as an adult, I would get little bags of rocks from the Smithsonian during Chris and I’s trips to the Museum of Natural History. #nerdstatus Basically, I like pretty things and rocks/minerals have always fascinated me. I had a book…

Saturdays in the South: College Football Game Tips

My sister decided to surprise my brother-in-law, an Alabama football fan, with a getaway weekend trip to watch the Crimson Tide play. They have a “don’t-check-the-account-near-your-birthday” pact which is the only way to pull this kind of surprise off. She asked Chris and I to drive down and we were happy to oblige. Neither one…

The Village of West Greenville

As the kids say the Village of West Greenville is popping. There are over a dozen new businesses on the main street. In between being called in to work one Saturday, Chris and I decided to check out the area to see what all the buzz was about. Two of my favorite things are eating…

Founding Farmers (Washington, DC)

We ended the Great Northeastern Trek in DC. The DC leg of the trip was relatively unplanned in comparison to the rest of our vacation. I lived in DC for almost four years and Chris had visited me there several times so navigating the city was a breeze. Our main goal was to visit a…

Review: One Backpack Challenge (aka The Great Northeastern Trek)

We did it. We took a seven day trip (Boston, MA; Portsmouth, NH;  Newport, RI; New Haven, CT;  NYC, Havre de Grace, MD; and Washington, DC) and each carried only one book bag + a small crossbody purse (not Chris, me). This trip came together in about a month. The plan was to visit some…