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UK Vacay – The Food!

UK Vacay – The Food!

Today I want to share some of my favorite meals from our trip to England and Scotland.  Poor England has a bad reputation for food, but we really do like most of it.  We’re all about pub grub! Speaking of pub grub, fish and chips is always a good go-to. Jacket potatoes (baked potatoes) are also a reliable choice. Let’s go ahead and address the haggis issue!  I decided that I really couldn’t spend a week in Scotland and not…

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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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UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

UK Vacay – The Bookish Things

One of the most exciting things on my Springtime Adventure List was a trip to England and Scotland!  Now that we’re back home and have nearly conquered the jet lag, I’m excited to start sharing parts of our trip with you guys.  First:  The Bookish Things!  *insert happy squeal of joy here!*   London is one of my favorite places on earth!  I really do love this city.  In all of our visits there when we lived in England, I…

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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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Currently – April 2019

Currently – April 2019

Each month I link up with Anne’s Currently challenge.  She provides five prompts, and participants share what they’re currently doing relative to those prompts.  I enjoy writing these, and I hope you enjoy reading them!  It’s fun to see how everyone interprets the prompts and replies to them. This month’s prompts are experiencing, appreciating, wish listing, posting, and considering.  I am CURRENTLY… experiencing spring in Georgia, both the good and the bad of it!  There’s nothing like all the shades…

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Mystery Trip

Mystery Trip

Over the years my parents have enjoyed group travel with a local company.  They’ve traveled to some amazing places!  Sometimes the company offers mystery trips.  Passengers sign up for these trips not knowing where they’re going or what they’ll be doing when they get there.  My intrepid parents have enjoyed a few of those trips! A few weeks ago my husband and I asked Mama and Daddy if they’d like take a mystery trip with US!  They were quick to…

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Springtime Adventure List – 2019

Springtime Adventure List – 2019

It’s springtime!  Hooray for a new season and new leaves and new adventures!  I’m taking a cue from my friend and fellow blogger Leslie and am making a list of things I want to do this season.  Here we go! ♦ Take my parents on a mystery trip.  Already done!  We took my parents on a mystery trip last weekend!  They agreed to let us set the whole trip up without knowing where we were going or what we were…

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Things I’ve Learned – March 2019

Things I’ve Learned – March 2019

I’ve been wanting to do a “Things I’ve Learned” post for just FOREVER, and I’m finally making it happen!  Hooray!  Here are several things I’ve learned lately. ◊Meteorological spring begins on March 1 while astronomical spring begins on or around March 20, on the vernal equinox.  I’ve said for YEARS that the “official” seasons are off a bit and that, for instance, spring should actually be March, April, and May.  Who knew that the meteorological folks were waaaaaay ahead of…

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Reading Retreat 2019

Reading Retreat 2019

If you follow me on Instagram you know that I caught up with a few friends recently for a reading vacation. We dubbed it Reading Retreat 2019, and we had a blast! I promised I’d tell you guys about it, so here I am! My friends and I have been saying forever that a reading vacation sounded like fun. You too?!? Finally we said, “Enough talking. Let’s make it happen!” (We’re getting better at saying that, and I’m glad.) Donna…

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