Archive | November, 2012

National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD

24 Nov

What’s a good way to spend a rainy day?  Visiting an aquarium.  And, if you happen to live in the DC or Baltimore metro areas, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is a MUST VISIT.   Tickets are expensive: $29.95 for adults; but, you can sure fill a day with all of the exhibits.  You will be able to watch a dolphin show, walk through a cool jelly fish exhibit, explore a “rain forest”, and visit the Australia exhibit.  Click here for more information about the National Aquarium in Baltimore, MD.

Gravelly Point Park (Arlington, VA)

17 Nov

Gravelly Point Park in Arlington, VA, is a MUST VISIT if you want a romantic activity in the Washington, DC, metro area.  You sit on your car or on one of the park benches and watch the planes land and take off.  Many couples bring picnics.  Instead, Matt and I brought cupcakes from my favorite DC cupcake shop:  Baked & Wired in Georgetown.  They are just scrumptious (see below).

Gravelly Point Park is open year round, is free to enter, and is open from dawn until dusk.  Click here for more information on Gravelly Point Park, including directions to the park.

Enjoy Gravelly Point Park!

 

 

4 Days in San Francisco

10 Nov

In November 2010, Matt and I spent four days in San Francisco.  We had the best time and constantly remind ourselves of how much we love San Francisco.  The following is an itinerary for our four days in San Fran:

Day 1:

Walk around Fisherman’s Wharf.

Eat clam chowder in a bread bowl.

Eat ice cream sundae at Gharadelli.

Go to Pier 39.  See the sea lions. DON’T do the mirror maze.

Walk up Lombard Street.

Take the trolley.

Visit Chinatown.


Day 2:

Visit Alcatraz.  Book your tickets well in advance.

Have lunch at the Ferry Building Marketplace.


Day 3:

DO a wine tour in Sonoma and Napa Valley.


Day 4: 

Bike to Sausalito.  You’ll bike over the Golden Gate Bridge.

DO eat in the Italian district.  We loved North Beach Restaurant.

Enjoy San Francisco!

Jersey Shore

2 Nov

A post about the Jersey shore by a good friend of mine and guest blogger of CourtneyMara.com, Terence. My thoughts are with all the persons affected by the hurricane.

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This past summer I decided to head to the Wildwoods boardwalk in NJ. Wildwoods is located in Cape May County, the southern part of NJ and the boardwalk overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. I have never been before even though I live roughly 1.5 hours away from there. The summer of 2012 was a hot, humid and mostly sunny summer until of course the day I chose to go to the Wildwoods. It was cloudy, rainy and chilly all day but there was no turning back. I had the urge to dive into a Mr. Softee ice cream and the rain wasn’t going to stop me.

There are plenty of rides, games and food on the boardwalk for everyone. If the food on the boardwalk isn’t your style, there are plenty of restaurants on the side streets.

Here are the pictures, sorry for the quality. I only had my point and shoot…

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