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Weekend Snapshots: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Weekend Snapshots: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

This past weekend we went to Philadelphia for the first time. It’s about a two and a half hour drive up from DC, which makes it the perfect weekend destination. We were able to see everything that I wanted, but I’ve been trying to be a better travel partner for Ivan. I always try to squeeze in as much as possible and Ivan is a firm believer in relaxing on vacations. I think we found a happy medium this time….

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An Afternoon at the Luray Caverns

An Afternoon at the Luray Caverns

This Saturday we checked off another to-do of my DC area list. Ivan and I drove down to the Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia. I found this awesome place on pinterest (of course) and just knew we had to check it out. The cavern tour takes about an hour and stretches just over 1.25 miles. I forget how deep it goes. Our tour guide told us, but honestly I don’t really remember. There are a lot of stairs – that’s for…

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Attending a Live Taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers

Attending a Live Taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers

This Monday night I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Late Show with Seth Meyers. They are filming in DC at the Warner Theater through Wednesday, and I signed up far enough in advance that I got put on the list for Monday. It was a bit worried about whether or not we’d get in when we arrived though. They said on the confirmation email that they overbook and that people will be turned away if they line…

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The Ultimate Reusable Shopping Bag: Baggu Review

The Ultimate Reusable Shopping Bag: Baggu Review

I’ve been collecting reusable shopping bags for quite a while. I’ve used them at Aldi’s for years and I used them everywhere in DC last summer because you get charged in the district for plastic bags. Now that we’re settled in Alexandria, I’ve been using them everywhere once again. They don’t charge for plastic bags in Virginia, but everyone here is very conscious of recycling and it’s just plain easier when you’re walking. Plastic bags aren’t very big and they aren’t…

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Weekend Snapshots: Run & Ride 5K at Cedar Point

Weekend Snapshots: Run & Ride 5K at Cedar Point

I’ve got two words to describe this past weekend. Exciting and Exhausting. 4 of my friends and I drove down to Cedar Point for the Run & Ride 5k. We drove down friday night and then got up bright and early for the race. As you can see, we had a bit of fun with my new camera. You can control it with my phone, so we took some high tech selfies before bed. The 5k began at 7:45 Saturday morning…

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Trolls, Yoopers & Fudgies: 24 Hours in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Trolls, Yoopers & Fudgies: 24 Hours in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Okay guys, get ready for the worlds longest post. Since we’re officially moving to D.C. in August, we’ve been trying to check off as many Michigan activities on our to-do list as possible. Ivan hadn’t been to the U.P. and I’ve only been a few times, so we knew it was a must. I left work early on friday and we made the 3 hour drive up to Mackinaw City for dinner. Mackinaw City is the northernmost city in the lower…

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Food Network Pit Stop: Vinsetta Garage

Food Network Pit Stop: Vinsetta Garage

The Vinsetta Garage is quite the establishment. It’s been on three food shows, The United States of Bacon, Best Bars in America and Bite this With Nadia G.  The folks who own Vinsetta also own Union Wood  Shop and Union Bar and Kitchen, which were both on Diner’s Drive In’s and Dives. We decided to go to Vinsetta because you can get the famous mac & cheese from the sister restaurant, Union Bar and Kitchen as well as some amazing…

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