Weekly Update/Ultimate American Bucket List?

Weekly Update

Well, we (my students and I) have almost survived the first week of school. I have managed not to hit the snooze at all this week, the house and laundry are still well-kept, and I have tried to do at least a little bit of physical activity each day after work. All in all I would say that this week has been a success. Today got even better when Baby Addie and I got a healthy check-up at the doctor. They still think that Addie is going to be pretty big, but her heartbeat is nice and strong and my blood pressure is right on target! Although I am definitely feeling more fatigued, I feel her kicking all day and that reassures me that we are on the right track. (She is trying to kick the laptop as we speak!)

How am I going to top off such a great first week of school? I am glad you asked!! Waring and I are signed up for the COLOR RUN in downtown Savannah this Saturday. It will actually be more of a Color WALK for me, but I am just excited to knock this one off the bucket list and have something out of the ordinary to do! Ran or shine, I am sure we will have a blast. Don’t worry, there will be pictures!

Can't wait!
Can’t wait!

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Ultimate American Bucket List

If you had to choose the 20 must-see/most iconic landmarks to visit in the United States, what would they be? Budget Travel has recently posted their must-see list! How many of these places have you visited? (Click here to read the full article!)

http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/places-every-american-should-see,8823/
http://www.budgettravel.com/feature/places-every-american-should-see,8823/

Here are the ones of the list that I have crossed off:
1. National Mall, Washington D. C.

2. Las Vegas

3. Times Square New York

4. Nashville, TN

5. Grand Canyon, AZ

6. Disney’s Magic Kingdom, FL

8. Independence Hall Philadelphia, PA

9. Fenway Park Boston, MA

10. South Beach Miami, FL

11. Civil Rights District Atlanta, GA

12. Gettysburg, PA

13. Architecture in Chicago, IL

14. Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

14 out of 20…not too shabby…but still not satisfied!

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Alaska…the Last Frontier

We had such a blast on our Seattle Adventure and Alaskan Cruise. It was one of the best trips we have taken since getting married. All the plans went smoothly, no one freaked out on the plane rides, Baby Addie played nice and didn’t make me sick, and Hubby and I really enjoyed spending time with each other and exploring new places and escaping for a little while. Isn’t that was travel is all about?

Exploring Seattle on our First Day!
Exploring Seattle on our First Day!

Here are just a few snapshots from the week. I miss it already!

Pike Place Public Market. We got here early to beat the crowd!
Pike Place Public Market. We got here early to beat the crowd!
The infamous gum wall down Post Alley...it smelled interesting...
The infamous gum wall down Post Alley…it smelled interesting…
Yummy!
Yummy!
Space Needle
Space Needle
View of Downtown Seattle From Our Ship
View of Downtown Seattle From Our Ship

1st Port of Call: Ketchican

Lumberjack Show
Lumberjack Show
Downtown Ketchican
Downtown Ketchican
Downtown Ketchican
Downtown Ketchican
Totem Bight State Park
Totem Bight State Park
Bear Chief Murdered by a Neighboring Tribe
Bear Chief Murdered by a Neighboring Tribe

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Port of Call #2: Juneau

Sailing the Inside Passage!
Sailing the Inside Passage!
It's was a little chilly!
It’s was a little chilly!
Glacier...dead ahead!
Glacier…dead ahead!
Beautiful Juneau Bay
Beautiful Juneau Bay
Fresh Catch!
Fresh Catch!
Here is Sasha, showing us some tail~
Here is Sasha, showing us some tail~
Mendenhall Glacier
Mendenhall Glacier

Port #3: Skagway and the Canadian Yukon

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Glacier Flow Waterfall
Glacier Flow Waterfall
Summer Training Camp for the Iditarod Mushers
Summer Training Camp for the Iditarod Mushers
Sweet-talking the Goats
Sweet-talking the Goats
The little one was begging...
The little one was begging…
North America's SMALLEST Desert (in Canada!)
North America’s SMALLEST Desert (in Canada!)