Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Six Places

Happy Tuesday! I hope you have enjoyed a great one. Mine started off on an excellent note when I walked out to my car feeling a cooler temperature - I almost felt chilly - and it continued on at work when I was able to give many future residents a look at their future home. I love it when excited and enthusiastic freshmen come by to look at SRD, but it also makes me nostalgic because I absolutely remember coming to look at my room when I was at UT for orientation. I love sharing stores about my time at SRD, as it is certainly a great place to be.

Anyway, I certainly could have blogged while I was at work, as I only had a couple of small projects to complete, but I chose to waste away my time on the Internet, doing who knows what. You need a day like that every once in a while, though, right? I came across a few cute articles that I will be sure to share soon!

After I got off work, I headed over to Gregory to take advantage of the sunshine and partake in a little afternoon swim. I got a surprise visit from Dylan, so in return I watched him play a little basketball before coming back to my house to cook a delicious dinner of chicken sausage, zucchini squash, and brussels sprouts. I was pretty bummed last week when I took out my brussels sprouts and found a little bit of mold on them, so I made sure to cook these in a more timely manner this week.


With a full stomach I headed over to Half Price Books to find a copy of The Hunger Games so that I can get a jump start on my summer reading. While there, I also picked up a few other books so that I can slowly but surely build up a classroom collection of some of the Classics. However, I will also be sure to have copies of the more popular Young Adult novels - hey, I like reading them, too! 


Half Price Books is truly a bargain - books that have been well-read and love, all at a low price. I just don't know how you can beat that!

Six Places

Like the Seven Wants, day five of the Ten Day You Challenge is pretty open-ended. There are so many places that I have visited and absolutely loved, but the direction I am going to take is talking about six places I would most like to go. I am going to preface this list by saying there are probably about six hundred places I would like to visit, but I'll limit this list to the number it asks for.

Seattle, Washington
One of my favorite uncles recently moved from Houston to Seattle, and I am dying to go and visit him. I have heard nothing but great things about the city, and though I am not a coffee drinker, I would love to visit the original Starbucks.

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Interlaken, Switzerland
When Sarah and I were in Europe, one of the places we really wanted to visit, but just couldn't fit into our schedule, was Switzerland. Specifically, Interlaken. I think it's the thrill-seeker in me, but I am just dying to go canyon jumping, and Interlaken is one of the two places in the world where that can happen. 

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Machu Picchu, Peru
I recently had a few YoungLife friends travel to Peru, and after seeing Instagram post after Instagram post, I decided that it is a must-do on my travel list. Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu would be the ultimate accomplishment, because it combines exercise with absolutely stunning views. I love vacations, but I think I prefer to be active and exploring new places.

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Santorini, Greece
After seeing Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants, I don't see how anyone couldn't want to travel to Santorini. With views like this, you must feel as though you are waking up on a postcard, and I hear this volcanic island is known for its sunsets, which you guys know are one of my very favorite things!

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Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
I have a little bit of Irish in me, so naturally Ireland is at the top of my to-travel list. One of my roommates studied abroad a couple of semesters ago and posted a breathtaking picture from the Cliffs of Moher, and I just have to get there (and the rest of Ireland - Dublin is a literary dream).

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Cinque Terre, Italy
While there are many cities I want to visit in Italy, I think Cinque Terre tops that list. The rest of the country is full of museums, Cinque Terre offers a break from the norm and allows you the opportunity to stretch your legs and take in the beauty of this happy and colorful town.

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And one of the perks of becoming a teacher is the fact that I will still have Christmas, spring, and summer break, so it's no question that some of my salary will be set aside for traveling!

*Disclaimer: I originally typed this post up last night, and never actually posted it! Whoops!

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