Instead of heading out-of-state for Memorial Day we planned a week-long return (2021, 2022) to the NC mountains. As the title of this post indicates, it simply wasn't meant to be... On 11am Friday...
Italy 2023: Venice sights
We had three nights in Venice, which let us explore several districts primarily on foot. Monday After dropping our bags at the apartment we went for our first unencumbered walk around the city. Not...
Italy 2023: Venice food & drink
Monday El Sbarlefo - With our first round of wine, a grechetto for me (lighter white with mineral and nice acidity) and a primitivo for Leandra, we also ordered some fried cheese bites. Leandra had...
Italy 2023: Milan
On this trip to Milan we flew into the smaller, but much closer, Linate airport, which let us take the city 73 bus to the Duomo area. After dropping our bags at the hotel we walked around, trying to...
Italy 2023: Where we stayed
Milan: STRAFhotel&bar Pros: Prime Location - great location right next to the Duomo, so right in the heart of the historical center. Good sleep - the shutters really kept out the light and...
Italy 2023: Introduction & flights
On our overnight layover in October (coming back from Poland) I happened to see a good deal on premium economy tickets to various cities in Europe for Spring 2023. After quite a bit of hunting we...
Weekend trip to Richmond: Carytown and Museum District
After exploring the Lewis Ginter Gardens, we needed some shade and a snack, so we stopped by Garden Grove Brewing. Eric tried their tropical Kitsu (a mead with loads of citrus) while Leandra enjoyed...
Weekend trip to Richmond: Fort Darling and Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
During our trip to Richmond we visited two very different outdoor areas. Just off I-95 between Petersburg and Richmond we stopped at the Confederate Fort Darling, used during the Civil War to...
Weekend trip to Richmond: Scott’s Addition
We spent most of Saturday afternoon exploring the Scott's Addition neighborhood of Richmond, a trendy district known for its density of breweries and restaurants. We tried the following: Three...
Weekend trip to Richmond, VA
Richmond is about a 2.5 hr drive for us, so it makes for an easy weekend getaway. We've long wanted to see the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, and April is a great time for gardens in the South, so...
Orlando 2023: EPCOT
Sunday was our day at EPCOT. I set an alarm for 6:55am to join the first virtual queue for Guardians of the Galaxy but didn't get in. We slept a bit longer and while enjoying my fancy cold brew, I...
Orlando 2023: Mills 50
On Saturday we didn't want to stay in the hotel room (or at Disney Springs) the entire day, so we took an Uber to the Mills 50 area to check out the street art. While we did find a few murals to...
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