Watergate Does Not Bother Me

 Jefferson’s book collection  Washington will not let you forget which country you’re in  Nixon must have not seen this… I can’t explain why, but I’m fascinated by him & the Watergate scandal I plan a great deal of my travel around libraries.  In fact, I have an entire bucket list dedicated to the world’s most beautiful libraries.  So naturally, one of the Washington points of interest which I gave high priority to was the Library of Congress.  The beautiful marble building holds not only the conventional library, but a museum, documenting  the history of writing.  The museum includes old scripts,…

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Upon wandering through Central Park the night prior my friend asked me if I’d like to go on the row boats, which I was of course delighted to oblige!  As I mentioned in my post while visiting Braga, Portugal I found row boats in a park atop a mountain and was a little saddened that I had no one to enjoy a boat ride with.  I assume my romaticization of row boats stems from my love of the Canadian Classic, “Anne of Green Gables”.  At one point the eponomous protagonist boards an old row boat with a bouquet of flowers and floats down a…

New York State of Mind

As a conclusion to the summer, my friend and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful August weather and road trip to a place neither of us had been, Washington D.C.  In planning we added a little stop in NYC along the way, a place both of us had previously been.  Though the trip was short but sweet, only four days, we did a pretty good job of packing our days. Departure from Toronto took place early in the morning to arrive in NYC late in afternoon.  It’s funny the differences in travelers and the accommodations one has to make…

Country Roads, Take Me Home

Top: TNA Capris: Lululemon Anklet: Mexican vendor Sandals: Birkenstocks This post will conclude my trip to Florida.  Though it took three days to return home, they were relatively uneventful and thus I’ll sum them up in one post.  To return home we drove through: Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and finally home to Ontario.   We stayed our first night in South Carolina, having driven for nine hours it was the longest leg of our journey home.  As I wasn’t driving it was a fairly relaxing time for me where I could read…

See You Later Alligator

Our final day in Florida was spent in the everglades.  We went out first to Shark Valley, approximately a one hour drive from our hotel in Florida City.  Shark Valley is a unique area where the wildlife, including alligators can crawl up right onto the pathways as there are absolutely no barricades separating pedestrians from the animals’ habitat.  I remember from my childhood alligators lounging in the sun on the tarmac pathways and actually almost tripping over one once.  I was informed on our most recent trip that in the over forty years since the park opened there have been no…

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