I missed the official Rhododendron Festival that was held at Roan Mountain on Father’s Day weekend so we went to see them yesterday. The rainy weather was less than ideal but it didn’t stop us from enjoying these gorgeous purple blooms. Honestly, the mist created by the rain made it feel like we were walking through a fairy garden. Continue reading “ROAN MOUNTAIN RHODODENDRONS”
Latourell Falls was our first stop on a mini tour of Oregon’s natural wonder. The Columbia River Gorge in Mount Hood National Forest was stunning but I smiled when I realized that I traveled all the way across the country to end up somewhere that reminded me of home. Continue reading “LATOURELL FALLS”
I was tempted to name this blog post like an episode of “Friends” and call it “The One with all the Tulips”. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival was a dream location that I placed on my bucket list over a year ago. This was an experience I’ll keep with me long after I’m old and grey. Continue reading “WOODEN SHOE TULIP FESTIVAL”
You have to tilt your head alllll the way back to reach the top of this Gothic marvel. St. Patrick’s Cathedral opened over 130 years ago in 1879 and it is truly a work of art.
Follow me to have a look inside this time capsule so carefully juxtaposed with the hustle and bustle of New York City streets. Continue reading “ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL”
Ever the hungry girls in New York City, we made our way to Grand Central Station for a lunch date at The Oyster Bar. If I’m being completely honest (and I try always to be honest with you) I had no idea that there were restaurants on the bottom floor of this exquisite train terminal. Let’s have a look around. Continue reading “GRAND CENTRAL STATION + THE OYSTER BAR”
Powell’s City of Books is located in Portland and takes up an entire city block. You could walk around for hours and still not see everything but (being a true bibliophile) I think it’s worth a shot. If you’re worried about parking, the book store its own garage that lets you park for free if you buy a certain dollar amount in books and save your receipt. So with our challenge laid out for us… the hunt was afoot. Continue reading “POWELL’S CITY OF BOOKS”