Category Archives: USA

Staging in Washington D.C. & Off to Liberia!

I made it to Liberia!  I’ve been here almost two weeks, I’m working on catching up on blog posts about everything here, but first I want to start from the beginning!  Armed with two checked bags each 50 pounds or … Continue reading

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Visiting Mammoth Cave: Domes and Dripstones Tour

Last April, while visiting family in Louisville, we decided to take a day trip to Mammoth National Park. Located in central Kentucky, Mammoth National Park was officially established in 1941 and is home to the longest cave system in the … Continue reading

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A Day in Key West, Florida

During one of my last weeks before leaving for my Peace Corps service in Liberia, I took a trip down to Florida for some family time! Mom and I headed down to the Florida Keys for a couple of days. … Continue reading

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Going Off the Trail in the Florida Everglades!

Back in December, I took a quick weekend trip to visit my mom in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Thanks to weather delays causing me to reschedule my flight twice and fly out of a different airport (sometimes I have the worst … Continue reading

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Throwback to the Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs Notre Dame

A new college football season just started this past weekend and has me remembering last season when I was lucky enough to go to the Fiesta Bowl in Phoenix, Arizona! So here’s a throwback to that game back in January…. … Continue reading

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Washington, DC: Ford’s Theatre and Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy

Abraham Lincoln holds a vital place in American history, and reminders of him can be found in many places throughout the nation’s capital, Washington DC. The Lincoln Memorial, located at the west end of the National Mall, is the most … Continue reading

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More Washington DC: U.S. Capitol Building, the Library of Congress and the Bureau of Engraving

While we were in Washington DC over 4th of July weekend, we took a break from museums for a day to see a few other places – we visited the U.S. Capitol building, stopped by the Library of Congress and … Continue reading

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Washington DC: So Many Museums!

When we started planning everything we were going to do while we were in Washington DC for our family vacation, I have to admit, I was so excited about all of the museums! We had about 4 days in the … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Newseum in Washington, DC

Washington DC is full of museums and we spent most of our 4 days there visiting as many as we could. We had heard great things about the Newseum and it did not disappoint – it was one of our … Continue reading

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4th of July in Washington, DC!

This year, our family spent a few days in Washington DC over the 4th of July – what better place to celebrate Independence Day than in our nation’s capital! We had a little hiccup on our way  to DC: our … Continue reading

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