I’ve been living in the St. Louis area for almost nine months. I think I’ve been here long enough now to have established some favorite local restaurants, coffee shops, entertainment venues, etc. Some of these are places I’ve just recently gone while others I went to before I even moved. Without further ado, here is a list of locations I love in my wonderful city. I’m not being paid by any of these businesses to promote them; sometimes I just say nice things for free. (Sadly, none of these photos are mine. All found on Google Images).
I have several other things to be doing right now. I have case notes for work to finish, I have a paper to write for school that I have put off for entirely too long, and there are dirty dishes in my sink.
But I am in love, and I need to tell you all about it.
There she is in all her glory: the Space Needle. No trip to Seattle would be complete without a visit to this famous structure. We were (almost literally) blown away by the sight of this beautiful landmark.
With San Francisco in the books, Emily and I were off to discover what Seattle had in store for us. Here’s a hint: it involved a lot of rain and coffee, two things we adore.
A new day had begun. Continuing our exploration through the City by the Bay, Emily and I swung by Alamo Park. Here you can see some of the most famous Victorian era houses known as the “Painted Ladies.” These homes are featured in exterior shots on Full House. Look familiar?
Halfway through a particularly stressful semester, Emily and I welcomed spring break with open arms. A few months prior, we had booked a trip to two cities we wanted to see: San Francisco and Seattle. Other than the Golden Gate Bridge and the Space Needle, we didn’t have a whole lot on the agenda. That turned out to be the best thing for us. Let’s talk about San Francisco first…
Of all the places Emily and I have been, I think it’s time we give some credit to the place where we built the foundation of our friendship: good ol’ Evansville, Indiana.
We often complain that there is nothing to do here, but we do have places in this little city that we love. Here are some of mine:
Most of the places we visited in New York were popular tourist spots. While traveling, I usually have the desire to do things that help me experience what the locals live like, but this was not the goal during our four short days in New York. So, without further ado, here are places in New York that are completely worth the hype:
Making it to New York was like a victory to me. I had only flown once before. I had never gone on a trip that big with my own money. I knew I was going to Ghana at that point, but it hadn’t happened yet. New York was the perfect place to realize just what I was capable of.