Longwood Gardens: a Photo Essay

I’m still on the topic of fall break.  (I surely know how to use my vacation days well.)  Well, here we are at our final destination: Longwood Gardens.  I have heard of this place for some time now so it was about time to go.  Started as a Quaker home, turned forest, turned wealthy summer…

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Oh the Places You Can Go… With a Library Pass

Last week I mentioned that I have been doing a summer of field trips.  A segment of these summer adventures have been made possible by the passes that are available to be checked out from the Lancaster Library system.  If you are a Lancaster resident, this is worth checking out!  If not, these places are…

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A Summer of Field Trips

This summer I decided to do a summer of field trips.  I currently live in Lancaster county Pennsylvania, but I’m not from here.  This means that I didn’t grow up exploring all the local history and beauty around here (obviously).  I decided that I would stay stateside this summer (as opposed to my wild ride…

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Philadelphia: Where History Meets City

I first met Philadelphia some 7 years ago as a tourist, visiting a prospective grad school program. I ended up moving to New York but have always enjoyed Philly as a day trip adventure destination. Now that I live in Pennsylvania, Philadelphia and I have become better acquainted and I’m always adding to my list…

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Meeting in the Middle: Pittsburgh

Last October my dear sister Vanessa turned 25 and it was decided that this was worthy of a little celebration, so I drove west and my female family members drove east, with the exception of my sister-in-law, as she was weeks from her due date.  With all this driving, we met up in Pittsburgh.  My…

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