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Baltimore – Port Discovery, Shake Shack and the View

On Saturday, Ted had the day off, so we drove to Baltimore for a visit to the children’s museum, Port Discovery. Ellie is a little young yet to really enjoy everything they have to offer, but she still had fun and definitely wore herself (and us!) out. She loved the sandbox – can’t wait until we can have one in our backyard someday. We somehow managed to leave with only a little sand in her hair and ears. She also...

Winter Wonderland

My parents were here visiting for a few days this past weekend, and we decided to visit this gorgeous place in Lancaster called Landis Valley Museum. We got several inches of fresh snow the day they drove in, and by the next day, everything was coated in white. Because the museum isn’t technically open for the season yet, we got to look around at what we could for free (and they gave us several more free vouchers to come back again...

Harrisburg State Capitol

Our Valentine’s Day was spent in downtown Harrisburg, touring the Capitol building. Super romantic right? The weather was freezing, so it turned out to be a great (free!) indoor activity that we had been wanting to see anyway. We were the only ones on our tour, which turned out to be nice with a busy, noisy toddler in tow. And the building? Gorgeous! It’s known to be one of the most highly ornate Capitol buildings in the US, and it...

Washington D.C. – Part 2

We had a recommendation to eat at a restaurant called Founding Farmer’s from a friend of Ted’s, so we had reservations there for dinner one night. Oh. My. Yum. We got the kettle corn and a pan of cornbread, both of which they make from scratch. The kettle corn was ridiculously good. They bring the big metal pot out to your table and everything – we had to box some up to save for later, which was still very good...

Washington D.C. Weekend – Pt. 1

Given the option, I told Ted I would much prefer to DO something for my birthday, rather than receive gifts from him (that I have to pick out and send him links to, or just order for myself!). Since we both love to travel, I love it if we can get away somewhere for a weekend around my birthday. In the past that usually meant Chicago, but now on the east coast, we’re only a 2 hour drive from DC....

Fort Hunter – Weekend Wandering

A few weekends ago we visited a park in Harrisburg called Fort Hunter. I wasn’t really aware of the history of this area, but the fort and house date back to the 1750’s – built mainly to protect the land and river from the Native Americans.  Now, it’s just a peaceful and scenic park with lots of nice trails for walking and exploring. And that’s Ellie’s favorite thing. She loved tromping around the woods. She tripped and fell down about...

Maroon Bells – Aspen

This post is going to be very photo heavy. We said in the car on our drive to Aspen that “beautiful” isn’t really even a good enough word to describe the landscape. The Aspen trees are the brightest yellow you can imagine, and the mountains have almost a surreal look. All I could think about was how amazing God is. That’s really all I have to say....

Aspen, CO

To continue our Colorado adventures, we decided to rent a house in Aspen for a couple nights. This is much less expensive in the “off season,” although I think fall is an absolutely beautiful time to go. We weren’t sure what the weather would be like, so we were a little hesitant about driving up Independence Pass, in case it was snowy/icy. Thankfully, it was just cloudy – quite a bit of snow on the ground, but not snowing. I...

Lititz and York

Ted and I have been to Lititz once before. It’s a really cute little town that’s a short, easy drive from our house. They have lots of boutique stores and our favorite restaurant Tomato Pie Cafe. My parents had never had tomato pie before, so it was a must see. I really can’t explain why or what makes it taste so good, but it probably has something to do with the cheese. Lots of cheese. I’d try to make it...

The City of Brotherly Love – Pt. 1

Philadelphia is about an hour and a half from our house. Traffic can be awful, as in any major city. We decided to get a hotel room for Monday night, so we could have a full two days there if we wanted, and not have to deal with rush hour traffic. Ted had to work, but we really enjoyed spending the day walking around and stopping to see whatever we wanted. It’s much better to visit in the off season...