Santa Fe, NM ~ The first two photos were taken within the city of Santa Fe, but the remaining were taken within an Indian reservation, location unknown (unremembered). Sometimes we just start driving in a direction until we feel like stopping. Therefore, I can’t remember how we arrived at this particular reservation outside of Santa Fe, but I do remember stopping due to the beautiful church grounds.
Red Wing, MN ~ Red Wing is located on the Mississippi River. It is known for natural attractions, nearby Frontenac State Park is popular for birdwatching. It is also known for, you guessed it, Red Wing Shoes and Red Wing Stoneware. Most towns situated on the Mississippi make for beautiful places to visit. This town is no exception, and has a lot of historic charm.
Red Wing, MN ~ The Red Wing Amtrak runs the Empire Builder line, which runs daily from Chicago, Seattle, and Portland, with westbound stops at Winona and Saint Paul Minnesota. The station was opened in 1905. It is located on the Mississippi River and houses the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau. It was a cold day on this visit, but the station and platform were very peaceful and inviting – a nice place to sit and watch the trains […]
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Savannah, GA ~ Madison Square dates back to 1839, and features a bronze monument of Sergeant William Jasper, an American Revolutionary War soldier. St. John’s Episcopal Church (est. 1853) is also located within the square. The historic square is known to have hosted guests like General William Sherman and Robert E. Lee, and is even reported to be haunted. I call shenanigans on the ghosts. Instead you’ll find many nice restaurants and shops nearby, including the amazing Savannah College of […]
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Washington, D.C. ~ I had the pleasure of staying at the Capitol Hill Hotel, located in (you guessed it!) Capitol Hill. Not only was the hotel beautiful and full of wonderful amenities, it was also located in a charming historic residential area. It was so much fun walking around the neighborhood, and enjoying the local restaurants and businesses. It is easy to imagine living here, if I had an endless supply of money. Needless to say, living here ain’t cheap! […]
Washington, D.C. ~ I highly recommend visiting the International Spy Museum. This was one of the most fascinating museums I’ve been to in a while. Sure, art and culture are all around D.C. (for free), but this museum is totally worth paid admission (which is reasonable)! I personally have an interest in the history of intelligence practices, and in the cultural and political forces that shape our world today. Fundamentally, people are people, and will go to great lengths for […]
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Washington, D.C. ~ The featured photo in this set is the “Friendship Archway,” a Chinese gate at H and 7th Street. All photos were taken in the historic Chinatown area, east of downtown along H and I and 5th and 8th street.
Washington, D.C. ~ If you are in the D.C. area, you should stop by the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. The onsite Pavilion Café isn’t too shabby either. My favorite sculpture has to be the “Entrance to the Paris Metro” by Hector Guimard. The Typewriter Eraser is also pretty cool.