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UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

UK Vacay: Beauty from Ashes

Welcome to one of the most beautiful little gardens in London!  The remains of St. Dunstan-in-the-East are tucked away not too far from The Tower of London, and they’re well worth the walk. St. Dunstan-in-the-East was built around 1100 (1100, you guys!) and went through several changes over the years.  The Great Fire of London in 1666 caused great damage to the church, but it was patched up.  A few years later Sir Christoper Wren designed a new tower and…

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Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Welcome to OutAndBack!  I totally forgot to post my second update to my Springtime Adventure List, and now it’s time for the final update since summer begins today.  Whoopsie!  Let’s see how I did!  (If you like to start at the beginning you can see my original list HERE and my first update HERE.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in…

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Currently – May 2019

Currently – May 2019

This month’s CURRENTLY prompts are:  admiring, playing, borrowing, remembering, and finishing.  Right now I am CURRENTLY… admiring:  all things green!  Gene and I went camping last weekend, and I just could NOT get over all the lush greenness everywhere!  I mean, LOOK at this!   And these green sneakers too!  I’ve been admiring them for weeks now!     playing:  The Story of My Life: Lea Salonga Live from Manila.  As I told you guys earlier, we saw Lea in…

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Springtime Adventure List – Update 1

Springtime Adventure List – Update 1

It’s time to check in and see how I’m doing on my Springtime Adventure List.  (HERE is my original post and thoughts on each item on the list.) ✅ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Done!  Click HERE to find out where we went and what we did! ✅ See Casting Crowns in concert.  Done!  We saw Casting Crowns at Daily’s Place in Jacksonville, Florida and had a GREAT time!  Daily’s Place is a fairly new venue.  It’s a…

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Autumn Adventures 2018: Final Update

Autumn Adventures 2018: Final Update

Autumn officially ended on December 21, and I’m late in sharing the final update on my Autumn Adventure goals.  You can see the original list HERE, the first update HERE, and the second update HERE.  (If you want the fun scoop on how each adventure went, you’ll want to read those updates!) 1.  All the camping and hiking! ✅ We’ve been camping multiple times this autumn and were actually back at the KOA West in Chattanooga after Christmas for a…

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Autumn Adventures: Update #2

Autumn Adventures: Update #2

Hey, you guys!  Back in September I created a list of fun adventures for the autumn season and shared it HERE.  Let’s glance back and see what Autumn Adventures we had over the second month of the season!  (You can see the first month update HERE.) 1.  All the camping and hiking! ✅  We’ve had so much fun camping this autumn!  Since my last update we took a nice, long camping trip to Chattanooga.  Yes, again!  We still have LOTS to…

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Funny Kayaking Story

Funny Kayaking Story

When I shared my Autumn Adventures Update a few days ago, I told you I had a funny story to tell you!  One of the items on my Autumn Adventures list is to go kayaking twice.  Gene and I love to paddle at George L. Smith State Park which is about an hour or so from us.  We’ve been several times but never when the cypress trees change color for fall.  I’m determined to get pictures of that. Speaking of…

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Currently – October 2018

Currently – October 2018

We’re tiptoeing into autumn here in Coastal Georgia, and it’s time for another Currently link-up with Anne of In Residence!  I always enjoy seeing everyone’s takes on the SAME prompts!  So much fun!  Here’s what *I* am CURRENTLY… WEARING fantastic outfits from the Get Your Pretty On Fall Style Challenge.  I’ve mentioned these challenges several times here.  Participants are given a list of items to gather, and then 21+ outfits are created from those items.  We have a private Facebook…

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Autumn Adventures 2018

Autumn Adventures 2018

Hooray for autumn!!!  Here in Coastal Georgia we don’t get much autumn color, but we DO get temperatures under 90 degrees!  Sometimes.  Eventually.  Still, it’s a special time of year because we can actually get outside and enjoy it!  Outdoor activities feature prominently in my Autumn Adventures list, so let’s get to it! Here are the adventures I hope to enjoy this autumn: 1.  All the camping and hiking!  Yes!  We have trips planned to Hendersonville, North Carolina; Chattanooga, Tennessee;…

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Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Springtime Adventure List – Final Update

Spring is over, and I promised you a final update on my Springtime Adventure List!   •Go camping at least two times.  DONE!  We ended up camping three times.  The third trip was to the Asheville/Hendersonville, North Carolina area, and it ended sooner than planned due to flash flood warnings.  I’m looking forward to telling you about that trip!  We did a lot in a little time! •Organize the laundry room.  Nope.  This one never did happen.  I’ll get to…

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