Travel Notes: Miles to Magnolia Table and Market

It was an exceptionally beautiful spring day when I visited Waco, TX.  Like so many fans of Joanna and Chip Gaines of the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper, visiting Magnolia Market was on my “to do” and “to see” list.  When the opportunity came, I made the two hour drive from Austin to Waco.  The straight drive along I-35 was pleasant and scenic especially with the Texas state flower, the bluebonnet, blooming along the road. My Magnolia experience started with breakfast at the recently opened Magnolia Table.  Located 2.6 miles from Magnolia Market, the restaurant was formerly known as…

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Travel Notes: Memphis

Happy 2018 world!  I hope that your year is off to a good start and that you are feeling refreshed after the excitement of holiday festivities. Philly is still blanketed in snow and I am happily ensconced in the warmth of our home.  I am thinking back to my favorite things that took place in December from decorating for the holidays, hosting Christmas dinner for family, spending time with friends, and visiting Memphis for the first time. Here are some impressions: The airport was small and the presence of FedEx as a major player in the city’s economy was…

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Travel Notes: Nevada, Utah, and Arizona Roadtrip

June was a wonderful whirlwind of activities leading to our summer adventure road tripping across Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. We rented an RV, our house on wheels, which was partly inspired by all the tiny house living and full-time RVing that I’ve been watching on YouTube.  It was a ten-day experiment if “tiny house/ RV living” is for me.  Bottom line is that I would do it again — for the right kind of vacation which this one was. We covered quite a bit of ground visiting Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Powell Lake, Antelope Canyon, Horse Shoe Bend,…

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Philly: Italian Market & Art Museum Snapshots

 

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Travel Notes: Miami Design District

My trip to Miami was short and consumed by work but I managed to find a little pocket of time to enjoy the gorgeous weather, beautiful sunshine, and no humidity while exploring a small piece of the Miami Design District. The Design District, a mere 2.8 miles from Downtown Miami, has become the destination for the arts, design, and fashion.  Mostly made of old low-rise warehouses that have been converted into art galleries, restaurants, cafes, and high-end retail, this area – at a quick glance – reminded me of Rodeo Drive (or the makings of) albeit without the palm…

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