ICE at the Gaylord National Hotel

National Harbor Holiday Fun My mom got tickets to the ICE show at the National Harbor along with rooms at the Gaylord Hotel. This years them was “A Charlie Brown Christmas”. It was a great way to spend a weekend during the holiday season. We were completely spoiled with a nice reception prior to the …

Happy 36th Birthday to me!

Saturday October 20th, 2018 This is so late, but with the energy I don’t have right now, this was the best I could do! What a beautiful birthday! My family made sure of it. I started off with an intimate dinner at my parents house. I wasn’t feeling my best so that’s what I felt …

DC at Night

Date Night Our date nights are on Fridays and on this night we choose DC. I’ve been wanting to get some shots of the fountains and memorials at night for a while now, but our plans kept getting interrupted. I was excited we finally got the opportunity. Enjoy! American Red Cross Corcoran School of the …

Fireworks

District Wharf Welcome to The Wharf in Washington DC. They’ve built this place up quite a bit. They have so much more to offer here than I remember. I love a good fireworks show so I make it a point to catch as many as I can. Enjoy!

Brooklyn New York

Welcome to Brooklyn New York! Brandon is a boxing fan so we got tickets to the Lamont Peterson vs. Errol Spence Jr. fight and decided to stay in this part of town to ensure we were close to the venue where it was being held. The event was at the Barclay Center which was about …

The Mormon Temple

Festival of Lights What a stunning place! As a child I would see this building from the road and I must admit it spooked me a bit. It’s quite intimidating. Once I entered the grounds of this gorgeous temple, my entire perspective changed. The visitors center is what’s open to the public. If my memory …

Williamsburg for Christmas

Happy Holidays Though this wasn’t a recent trip, it’s one of our most memorable experiences so I had to share. Take a look at what we did each day during our time here. Enjoy! Williamsburg, Virginia…..HERE WE COME! We got up, went to work around 6 and left at 10am to hit the road. We …

The Renaissance Festival

Welcome to The Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD. I didn’t realize how much I missed this place. I had been a few times years ago, but it’s been a while. This time made me realize I was too young before to appreciate all it had to offer. We went on a Saturday morning. Tickets online …

The Outer Banks Experience

Duck, North Carolina Family Vacation Welcome to our annual family vacation. We have vacationed in the Outer Banks for 7 years now and it never gets old. We typically stay in the newer parts of the island in Duck, and Corolla North Carolina though our very first visit was to  Kitty Hawk. All wonderful places to …

The Macon Moon – Part I

I’m finally back! They don’t tell you how long it takes to recover from having such a spectacular vacation. Going back to work literally hurt for an entire week. Anyways, enough of my wining and onto the good stuff. I had to split our trip into three blogs due to the amount of information and …

Baltimore Lights…

Mid-week Date Night We normally have our date nights on Fridays but switch it up every now and then. This was my first time hearing about the “Light City Baltimore” event. From the pictures we found online it appeared to be a photographers dream. The weather was nice when we left but by the time …

The Drum Circle

One of my favorite memories in time. The day started off with a surprise picnic. Brandon showed up to my door with a picnic basket and a blanket. The weather was just as perfect as our day! Sounds of the Park I haven’t been to this event since I was in high school. The requirement …

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Renwick Gallery Welcome to the “Smithsonian American Art Museum“.  Man this place was cool! Lots to see and do! We spent about 3 hours or so here and didn’t cover all the art galleries. Every time we thought we had reached the end, we would turn the corner and realized there was that much more …

Cool Breezes of Miami

Another late post! The holiday season was really really full for me this year so I didn’t get a lot of time to blog. We took a trip to Miami where a lot of Brandon’s family lives so this was a great opportunity to meet them. The main event was his Uncle Pop’s 81st birthday …

New York City

We went to New York on Black Friday but not to shop. We went to celebrate a friends birthday and to tour the great city of New York! We stayed at a luxury hotel in Manhattan called the Lexington . We were treated like royalty from the moment we pulled up. Stanley came to our window and …

National Harbor Tree Lighting

National Harbor Those of you who know me, know that Christmas is my favorite holiday along with the 4th of July following closely behind. To combine the two is just magical! It’s not about the gifts for me, but about the season and the smells, the movies, the music, the people, the lights, etc. It …

Welcome to The Broadmoor

Colorado Springs I haven’t been everywhere in the world by far, but if I could pick one place to return to it would be The Broadmoor! This was my first 5 star resort. Fresh off the plane the dry air hits you. It was very refreshing compared to Maryland’s hot and hazy humidity. As you walk …

Our Beautiful State Capital…Annapolis, MD

The Sailing Capital of the United States We got a later start than normal, but the weather was perfect which means I refuse to be cooped up inside. I prefer to be out and about enjoying the day. We decided on Annapolis since it’s been a while that we ventured out that way. Links below….Enjoy! Pussers Caribbean …

Family Vacation in Corolla, North Carolina (OBX)

Welcome to our family vacation in Corolla, North Carolina. This was a 5 hour trip for us. Tropical storm Hermine just finished showing her evil face prior to our arrival, so you can imagine the mess she left. We arrived to  our beach house to find the pool covered with leaves, branches and two chairs that sank …

Harpers Ferry West Virginia

For Brandon’s birthday we went to Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. It was only about an hour and 30 minutes away for us and was an enjoyable time! The Bavarian Inn We decided to maximize our day by getting there early and starting the birthday festivities. First we grabbed something to eat at this spot on …

Western Maryland Vacation

Rocky Gap Casino & Spa I heard about this place over the years and decided to visit this summer. My favorite thing about this resort is that it’s on a state park… Rocky Gap State Park. It’s located in Flintstone, MD and looks exactly like the pictures on the website. I can’t say the same for the rooms …

Golden Fields of Flowers

Butlers Orchard This is a great place to visit with the entire family. I haven’t been here since I worked in daycare which was some time ago. When you arrive, the first thing you see is the farmers market. Next as you drive up to pay the admission fee of $3 per person, you see the …

Animal Runway

A Day at the Zoo I try to make it a point to go to the zoo at least once every year. This summer I went to the National Zoo located Washington, DC here.  Animals are fascinating to me! One of my absolute favorite places to start is the Asia Trail. It holds a lot of the must see animals in my …

Peacock Beauty

My favorite bird in all it’s beauty! Such a fabulous, bold creature! It deserves it’s own spot light! That is all… The National Zoo (Washington, DC)