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Monthly Archives: January 2015

A memorable day today when our whole area seemed trapped in their houses, shoveling out cars, driveways and sidewalks.  Andrew and I broke out for a hike around the neighborhood this afternoon and I got a chance to delight in the act of taking pictures simply for the fun of it AND the satisfaction of testing out a new lens I recently added to my line up.  Opening the door, this was the view – but right through it we went and out into over two feet of fresh snow.  The streets were abandoned, save a steady parade of plows and a handful of others much like us, a little too stir crazy and enamored by a good snow day to stay inside.

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In  honor of Andrew’s most recent birthday last fall we took the bus to New York City for the weekend, to enjoy the sights and catch up with good friends.  It was my first time really spending much time on foot in the Big Apple – we covered a swatch of the High Line and walked the entire length of Times Square, both places I have never before been!  I loved the High Line and we got the most perfect early October day, and Times Square … well … it was an experience.  As one might expect.

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We left Chicago and flew down to New Orleans.  Enjoying the dramatic shift in climate, we slipped right into a lifestyle of live music, delicious food and perfection in cocktail mixology!  It was a string of days that Andrew and I will never forget and we are both looking forward to another trip that way as soon as we can!  The music, in particular was simply extraordinary.  The history, incredibly rich and the food and drink – just dazzling.  And of course the people – beautiful and welcoming!

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Just over a month ago, we took off on a vacation which was tremendously needed and incredibly enjoyed.  We chose two domestic cities that were still on both or our lists, never before seen!  First up was Chicago.  Staying with friends, it was great to catch up and see how their new life in Chicago was taking shape, having just moved from Boston earlier  last  year.  And walking around, exploring and photographing with Andrew is always a pleasure.  Here is one from Millennium Park, a fan favorite location there, of course.

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