I’m a voracious reader. Just look at my 2015 Year in Books on Goodreads. I originally set what I expected to be a challenging, but attainable, goal of 52 books in 2015. I met that goal by the end of May. In my defense, I spent January recovering from my third, and hopefully final, ankle reconstruction surgery, and therefore was on my butt or back 80% of the month, but I also could have spent that month watching crap on Netflix (I did that too). I decided to reset my challenge to 100 books and met that goal by mid-November.… View Post

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your’s from me, Lizzie, and Fitzwillam!  We hope your day is filled with friends, family, love, and cheer!

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With only a day to sightsee in St. Louis, we were selective on what things we were going to do.  After spending the morning at the Gateway Arch, and meeting up with friends for lunch, we decided to go to the Anheuser-Busch brewery TO SEE THE HORSIES!! to see how the most popular beer brand is made. We arrived at 2:30pm, but the next available tour wasn’t until 3:45pm, so we had some time to kill. (Pro tip: hit the brewery first thing in the morning if you plan on taking the Complimentary Tour, otherwise you too will experience a… View Post

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In St. Louis from Thursday morning through Sunday morning, Saturday was the day we allotted to sightseeing. Our first stop on Saturday morning was the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, more commonly known as the Gateway Arch. The Gateway Arch was designed by architect Eero Saarinen, who won a national competition and the prize of designing the memorial in 1947, as a memorial to President Thomas Jefferson, who sent Lewis and Clark on their expedition westward by supporting the Louisiana Purchase. Construction finally began on the Arch in February, 1963 and was completed just two and a half years later in… View Post

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As you well know, I am a huge soccer fan. Huge. It’s one of the main reasons I travel. I’ve been all over the continental US and Canada for USMNT and D.C. United matches, as well as Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, England for Liverpool FC, and Brazil for the World Cup. Over Columbus Day weekend, the US Men’s National Team played Mexico in the playoff match for the right to play in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia. The USMNT lost, so I won’t be talking about that, but I got to spend a wonderful long weekend in LA with… View Post

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