More photos of Ridley Creek State Park
I’m going to post more photos of the park soon; it took a while for one to finish, so I’m trying again later. For the most part, I’m uploading the majority of them on my Flickr page, where I put my photography into various sets. I’m hoping to revisit the park again soon, too, because there is still a lot of it I haven’t explored.
I’m all registered for a seminar taking place later this summer in Dublin! When I went to one of the info sessions, a staff member said that on previous trips there, some used free time to visit Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. I’d love to do that as well; it’ll be an amazing experience overall!
Early in the coming week, I’m finally applying for a passport! I’ve been wanting to do so for a while and the reason I’m applying now is because of an opportunity that suddenly came up with my grad school. I went to an info session about it, learned about some tourist sites already set up to explore on free days. The accommodations are on an awesome campus location as well! I haven’t registered or paid $ yet, since I had a lot to look into, not having traveled abroad before. It would be my first flight as well. But one person at the info session said that for anyone who didn’t have a passport yet, should get one now and if anyone were to wait a month to do so, it would be too late based on when the trip is scheduled. I’m just hoping that I’ll get a seat on the trip before they run out. So, I’m not sure yet that I’ll be going and I’m keeping the destination to myself until I know for sure; we’ll see.
Ireland destinations represented at a Pa. Irish shop. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
A view of Valley Forge for Pennsylvania’s 333rd Birthday.
Spring and Summer Travel 2014
The way this winter has been, I can’t wait to get out and do a lot of traveling, from day trips throughout the mid-Atlantic to a couple weeks possibly (hopefully) abroad. I still need to get a passport, so for now, here’s a few not-so-distant places and events I want to go to this year, besides my upcoming trip to NYC:
- Philadelphia (Pompeii exhibit at the Franklin Institute, S.S. United States exhibit coming up at the Independence Seaport Museum)
- Delaware (Downton Abbey costume exhibit at Winterthur, visit lighthouses)
- Washington, D.C.
- Baltimore & Havre de Grace, Md.
- Highlands, N.J.
Most of the destinations themselves would be repeat visits for me, except for the Highlands area of New Jersey. D.C., Baltimore and Havre de Grace…I haven’t been to those in years, not since before I started with digital photography in the mid to late 2000s. Wherever I go, I’ll post photos on here as well as blog about the trips on WordPress. I also want to work on some creative nonfiction writing inspired by some of these travel experiences, for material toward my MFA. If I do get to go abroad this summer, I would love to go to Ireland!
NYC in April 2014
So excited to be heading back to New York City soon and to see “Of Mice and Men,” starring James Franco, Leighton Meester and Chris O’Dowd, on Broadway! I just bought tickets yesterday for the show and now, just have to get bus tickets from a local company. That’s part of why I’m not staying overnight this time around, like I did back in late October. I think when I do stay overnight there again, it might just be when I’m not going to see a show. I hope that can be a weekend visit. But while I’m there for this upcoming trip, I would love to make a stop at Serendipity 3 for ice cream and also to check out the Strand Bookstore. Maybe I’ll buy tickets for one of the city sightseeing bus tours to get around within NYC.
It’s on my travel bucket list to visit Australia sometime; Happy Australia Day!
A memory from an OCNJ trip last summer.
My “Romeo and Juliet” on Broadway rose from Oct. 26; decided to save it as another keepsake of the NYC trip to see the show.