Exploring at Home

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).

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My Dear, Sweet Louis

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.


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Love & Haight

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?

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Save Me, San Francisco

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…

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Popular ≠ Overrated

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:

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