Blog posts from memory monday
Memory Monday: TWA Hotel @ JFK’s Terminal 5

Memory Monday: TWA Hotel @ JFK’s Terminal 5

When we landed in the US after a 14 hour flight from Seoul, we had been awake for 18+ hours, and had another 8 hours to endure at JFK before our final flight home. Since we were flying from Terminal...

Memory Monday: a year in the garden

Memory Monday: a year in the garden

In May, just before we left for Bali, I built a wire trellis to support several climbing plants including moonflower, cardinal climber and passionflower. Starting in early June I took a series of...

Memory Monday: tracking down teapigs!

Memory Monday: tracking down teapigs!

On our last visit to London, the hotel we stayed at had teapigs tea in the room and I absolutely fell in love with the peppermint tea. On this visit, I was determined to get my hands on some to...

Memory Monday: Canyon Road art galleries

Memory Monday: Canyon Road art galleries

On our last morning in New Mexico we filled up on a great buffet breakfast and walked a few yards to the start of Canyon Road to admire some of the galleries. I think Eric had assumed there would be...

Memory Monday: Wayfarer’s Chapel

Memory Monday: Wayfarer’s Chapel

In August 2004, Eric and I had just moved to North Carolina. We had some time off before school started so we took a trip out to Los Angeles to visit my brother who had graduated from college and...

Memory Monday: parking discs in Copenhagen

Memory Monday: parking discs in Copenhagen

Upon walking around downtown Copenhagen, I quickly noticed that all parked cars had these little wheels on the dashboard. I never saw a parking sign explaining this until we were out near our hotel...

Memory Monday: dinner at TAPA

Memory Monday: dinner at TAPA

For our last dinner in Bali, we knew we didn't want to hang out in the strip mall next to the hotel so we searched Trip Advisor for a nearby place with good reviews that would have pickup service...

Memory Monday: Den lille havfrue

Memory Monday: Den lille havfrue

A very touristy thing to do in Copenhagen is visit the little mermaid (Den lille havfrue). The brass statue is located along the water, surrounded by throngs of tourists trying to get a shot of her...

Memory Monday: bulldogs in Athens

Memory Monday: bulldogs in Athens

Ten years ago this July, we did a little exploring in our then hometown of Athens, GA to see how many of the decorated bulldogs we could spot. We photographed 21 different bulldogs and on a sunny...

Memory Monday: making a shell pendant

Memory Monday: making a shell pendant

We did a bit of beach walking in Sengiggi on Lombok and Candidasa on Bali and one of my favorite finds were these jewel-like purple shells. My goal was to find at least one intact that I could turn...

Memory Monday: my temporary friend

Memory Monday: my temporary friend

If you ever have the opportunity to travel around central Bali then you will likely see the Balinese long-tailed macaque (called 'kera' by the locals). The most popular place to have an experience...

Memory Monday: $120 worth of caviar in my belly

Memory Monday: $120 worth of caviar in my belly

The first time I ever tried caviar was on a cruise ship at 17 years old during the captain's cocktail hour. The only thing I remember about the taste was how salty it was. Fast forward many years...

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