Friends, Fredericksburg & Famous Places – Our Trip to Washington D.C.

Friends, Fredericksburg & Famous Places – Our Trip to Washington D.C.

I had every intent on blogging throughout our recent trip to Washington D.C. and the Fredericksburg area but I couldn’t quite bring myself to spend even a moment behind a computer when there were so many people to visit with. Thus, I am snagging a page from my husband’s playbook and posting seven fun moments from our seven trip.

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Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls

Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls

Whenever we travel, Luke and I always fill our time visiting parks and museums, wandering city streets, going on hikes, taking tours, etc. but it seems we fail to do the same in the places we live. There are still things I wish I had done in Hawaii! Needless to say, we are determined to explore Idaho and now that the snowpocalypse is over, we can actually do that. Continue reading “Exploring Idaho: Shoshone Falls”

The Pros & Cons of Flying Jetstar

The Pros & Cons of Flying Jetstar

In general, Luke and I stick to two main airlines so we can accrue miles and loyalty points. The only times we deter from that tend to be when we fly internationally or if there is another airline that really offers a much better price and more convenient flight. Sometimes our airlines of choice just don’t offer a great option to our destination. Continue reading “The Pros & Cons of Flying Jetstar”

Watsons and Wallabies

Watsons and Wallabies

Yesterday we spent the day at Watsons Bay which I found particular fitting after watching Sherlock Holmes the night prior. We took the ferry over from Circular Quay (pronounced “key”) and did a short hike down to Camp Cove Beach and then over to South Head where Hornsby Lighthouse is. This red and white striped lighthouse was built in 1858 following the tragic shipwreck of the Dunbar, a British clipper ship, in which 120 people were killed. Despite the gruesome cause for its construction, the lighthouse is beautiful to see and the cliff walks leading up to it are stunning. Continue reading “Watsons and Wallabies”

Meandering​ to Manly 

Meandering​ to Manly 

Sydney is beautiful! I absolutely love it here. We’ve also been blessed with perfect weather despite the fact that it is technically winter. The Airbnb we are staying in now leaves you a bit wanting but the location is priceless (and the room rate was not). Today we wandered over to the Royal Botanic Gardens and made our way to Mrs. Macquarie’s Chair. Elizabeth Macquarie, the wife of the governor, enjoyed viewing the harbor from this location and her husband had workers carve a seat in the rock for her in 1810. The gardens themselves are also quite splendid. In celebration of their 200th anniversary, more than 10,000 white and red tulips were planted.  Continue reading “Meandering​ to Manly “

Quality Koala Cuddle Time 

Quality Koala Cuddle Time 

Today Luke and I visited Featherdale Wildlife Park and the Blue Mountains. If you’re scratching your head and wondering if you read that right and two adults went to a zoo, well, yes. But it’s not just a zoo! Is a hands-on wildlife experience where you can actually feed and touch many of the animals. The cost is $31 (Australian) per adult but you can find deals in guidebooks. We actually had a coupon for 20% off one adult entry and forgot to use it. The pakay (cheap) part of me can’t quite get over missing a deal. The rest of me says it was totally worth every penny. And honestly, it was. This experience has been the highlight of our trip thus far and if you’re ever in Australia you absolutely must go.  Continue reading “Quality Koala Cuddle Time “

Barrenjoey Lighthouse 

Barrenjoey Lighthouse 

Tomorrow will be a busy day so today we decided to keep things restful and relaxing. On our drive to Cronulla yesterday we spotted a cute cafe not far from where we are staying and decided to venture there for breakfast. Belle Petite Cafe is a hole in the wall gem offering a delicious selection of breakfast and lunch items. Luke ordered an avocado mash and I indulged in a ham and cheese croissant the size of my head!  Continue reading “Barrenjoey Lighthouse “