Chug, chug, vrooooom!
The engine caught and the boat began pulling away from the dock. The chilly morning air already caused a ripple of goosebumps across my exposed skin. I tightened my grip on my towel, using it as a shield from the wind since my bikini provided little protection. The uncontrollable shaking and teeth chattering already plagued me despite the fact that I was not even wet yet.
Continue reading “Fillenwarth Beach Resort”
I drink it in – literally. I still don’t believe that something that tastes this good can be so healthy for me, even though I have been coming here for a couple of months now. Walking into the clean, open space, I head straight for the bar. I give a smile to Melissa, another regular on Friday mornings. I rely on my work and reward … Continue reading Downtown Nutrition
Darkness. Pitch black at every turn. No difference between eyes open and eyes shut. Fear naturally sets in as the sun sets. But what truly scares us about the dark is what might be lurking right in front of us, waiting to strike. Animals that thrive in darkness are often thought of as monsters, like vampires and werewolves; however, what scares us, also intrigues us. … Continue reading Kingdoms of the Night
Stalking down the dirt path, she ducked under vines and peered between leaves. Faced with a shallow stream, she looked down to judge the distance as the sunshine filtered down and gleamed off the pink and purple beads that decorated her socks. She easily hopped across the large, smooth stones to her next challenge. She confidently climbed the stairs, never looking back. She wound her way to the hidden overlook where greens of every shade burst across the view. The tapestry of the jungle canopy unfolds, becoming her sole focus as everything else is drowned out by the drum of the nearby waterfall.
Continue reading “The Lied Jungle”
Walking into the cavernous room, my shoes echoed off every surface…
Click, click, click. Continue reading “Western Heritage Museum”
It was almost whimsical, spending Halloween in the country where it all began. Drawing on our American stereotypes, we decided to visit the castle nearest to us, which happened to be Bunratty Castle and Folk Park between Ennis and Limerick.
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“How many scoops can I get?”
“How many toppings can I get?”
“You don’t need more than two.”
“Well, can I get it in a waffle cone?”
“I don’t care.”
Continue reading “Ted & Wally’s: A Scoop of Nostalgia”
“GO BIG RED!!!!”
Screamed by voices big and small, high and low, it was almost always followed by an echo ranging from a whisper to a sweeping roar. And that was what I was most unprepared for, the deafening noise of the “Sea of Red.” Continue reading “The Nebraska Pilgrimage”
It was the uncertainty – not knowing what was just ahead of me in the dim light. The next flash of light gave me just enough time to make out a trio of silhouettes and the body of a horse lying in the mud.
The mud. Continue reading “The National World War I Museum”
“This is not a test. Nuclear missiles have been sighted off the coast of the United States, seek shelter immediately.” Continue reading “A Bomb Shelter and a Book”