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lake days

Sometimes you just have a week (or more) when you could really use a break, but you are in a situation where you can’t take off on a vacation. With grad school and work, I really needed a little break. In the spring, there is nothing like sitting out in the sun amongst the singing birds and the blooming flowers. So two Saturdays ago, I packed up my school books, the husband, and the beagle, and we headed up to the lake for a few hours. Even though I was reading for school (Fiscal Administration, a real page-turner), just sitting in the sun was a nice change of scenery. So get outside, enjoy spring before the mosquitoes and humidity make it unbearable.

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This is the final batch of photos from our honeymoon. The final leg of our honeymoon involved heading south, with one final Canadian stop to Niagara Falls, and two other stops in the US on our way back home.

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dumplin mania

One of the things we fell in love with in Canada (besides Canada itself) was dumplings. In Montreal we ate twice at a restaurant that exclusively had dumplings of all types on the menu. It was love at first bite. Then in Toronto, we found ourselves in a chaotic dim sum restaurant, where carts and carts of fried dumplings and steamed buns passed by. This was an entire group of food that I had no idea I was missing out on. Luckily in Montgomery, we have a pretty good variety of Asian markets in the city. The selection of dumplings alone at the Korean market is slightly overwhelming. There are frozen buns and dumplings stuffed with any type of meat or vegetable you can think of. And if you are feeling like branching out, you can buy gyoza wrappers and make your own stuffing for dumplings. In my experience, home-made dumplings are much more flavorful than the store-bought kind.

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The next leg on our honeymoon journey, after leaving lovely Montreal, was the major metropolitan of Toronto. I don’t think either of us realized just how big the city was until we got there. Actually it was one of those cities that was hard to grasp the size and scale of. And like any major metropolitan, the things to do and see were endless.

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honeymoon- Montreal

Where we last left off (um way back on August, oops) on our North American honeymoon adventure was in New York in the Adirondacks. Even though we took this trip way back in June, I still really want to share and document our trip. So here is a belated account.

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I wanted to post some pictures from our honeymoon trip to Montreal, Toronto, and places in between. This group is from our drive up through the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Adirondacks.

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A few weekends ago, we made the delightful trek to Seale, AL for the folk art festival Doo Nanny. I actually had a dream about it earlier this week and decided I needed to post some of my photos. Now I got rather wrapped up in enjoying myself (dancing, drinking, looking, mad-libbing), so I didn’t take many photos, but I wanted to share the ones I did.

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