Through the Lens: Vienna, Austria

The first thing you need to know about my most recent trip to Austria: I kind of fell in love. This country is rich with history and filled with beautiful architecture. I loved the city and I loved the mountains. There is so much to see and learn and experience. Also, there is much too much to try to Continue reading “Through the Lens: Vienna, Austria”

A Proper Visit to Lady Liberty

While I loved riding the Staten Island Ferry and catching views of the Statue of Liberty and that iconic NYC skyline, a proper visit to Liberty Island and Ellis Island were on the must do list this visit. I was grateful for a beautiful morning with plenty of blue skies and sunshine to take in this iconic piece of history.

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The Art of Travel

If we find poetry in the service station and the motel, if we are drawn to the airport or the train carriage, it is perhaps because, despite their architectural compromises and discomforts, despite their garish and harsh lighting, we implicitly feel that these isolated places offer us a material setting for an alternative to the selfish ease, the habits of confinement of the ordinary, rooted world.

The Art of Travel, Page 58

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Fort Macon in the Afternoon

On the very far East end of Atlantic Beach, there is a fort. Built to protect America from the British, however never really used for that purpose. Fort Macon saw the most action during the Civil War.

Now the many various rooms of the fort are empty, and serve as a nice cool place to visit on a hot summer day. A few rooms are set up as they would have been when the fort was in use, Continue reading “Fort Macon in the Afternoon”

Historic Beaufort, North Carolina

Beaufort, North Carolina is a fun little town full of history and that laid back coastal living attitude I love. Historically, they are known for being a frequent visited by Blackbeard the pirate, something they are very proud of now. Recently archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be his ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, just off the North Carolina coast.

After camp had wrapped up for the summer, I took a week or so just to enjoy the area I had spent the summer, Continue reading “Historic Beaufort, North Carolina”

A Baltimore Baseball Game

While checking off one of my big summer 2014 travel goals in Washington D.C. , I took a commuter train over to Baltimore for the day. Reason for the day trip: my sister got tickets to the Orioles/Rangers game that evening at Orioles Park at Camden Yards.

I love going to baseball games and would have gone even if the Rangers weren’t playing, but I enjoyed seeing my home team and cheering alongside an entire family of fellow Texas fans in nearby seats. Continue reading “A Baltimore Baseball Game”