Weekend at a Glance: Family First #73

Recently, my grandfather had open heart surgery. Not sure how that affected everyone else but it made me very scared being that he’s my only surviving grandparent. Yesterday was his 80th birthday and I’m so glad that God saw fit that we could all spend a little time with him. He is a very caring and quiet man and I love him very much.

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13 Places to Travel To Before I Die

The best part of the new videos on Instagram is being able to see live shots from places I could only dream about visiting. In my heart, I am a wanderer. Working hard only to give it all away in rent money has never been an ideal situation for me. I’d much rather save all of my pennies and spend all of it on experiences. And everyone knows that travel and exploration are the best teachers in life. If I had all the money in the world, I would get lost around this magnificent world forever and ever. Unfortunately, I can’t right now. I’ve been blessed to have visited Belize, BahamasLondon, Germany and Nigeria. Now, I’ve started saving for my trip to Thailand next year. Yay. But I still daydream about the other places I want to visit, too. In no particular order…

1. Maldives – an isolated oasis of peaceful bliss. About 500 miles from Sri Lanka and Heaven, basically. (Photo credit)

13 Places to Travel to Before I Die

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Notes on a Plane

9:37pm EST 10.17.12

It’s almost ten pm est and I cannot sleep. Not sure where I am. In the sky somewhere, on my way to Frankfurt, Germany. I did really good with this flight. I made it to the airport on time. Checked my one suitcase and it was smooth sailing from there.

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Weekend at a Glance: Family #48

First of all, I’d like to thank you all of YOU for reading my little ole blog. Seriously. I hit over 50K views over the weekend. I’m sure that doesn’t mean anything to you but it means a lot to me. I’ve only been seriously blogging for two years and I’ve come a long way. I’m never satisfied so more fine tuning to come! ^___^

Last weekend, I spent some time with family in South Florida. I have a ridiculously large family. There’s never enough time in a visit to spend with everyone but what can you do.

At one of the rest stops, I saw this AMAZING bouquet in the restroom of all places. That was definitely the cleanest rest stop I’ve ever been to.

I’ve never really been a lover of animals but I finally found a dog that I love. His name is Cookie and he’s the sweetest little thing! Although I still haven’t warmed up to him actually touching me, I did take him out for a run or two. We really bonded…I totally miss him.

My grandfather turned 79 last month! BOSS.

Just a few of my cousins that I got to see. Random fact: I am the second grandchild of seventeen grandchildren. There are seven GREAT-grandchildren. I repeat, I, 27-year-old Lucy, am the second grandchild of seventeen. There are seven great-grandchildren. For now. I am childless. Folks are out there putting in work.

My cousins: Bryna, Bry’Ann and baby Bryce (#17). They annoyed me but I love them to pieces!

We ended up going to a resort in Kissimmee, FL but I could not stay. I hope they had a blast at Disney World.

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Lucy’s Pearls Travels: Washington, DC

Two weekends ago I took a trip to Washington, DC. I’m looking for a new place to call home and DC is a possibility. If you love or hate DC, tell me why!

Here are a few shots from my iphone to you.

Definitely the highlight of this trip was FINALLY meeting “Koos”, of The Feisty House blog in real life. I came up for her birthday celebration and had a BLAST.

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Travel Destinations Near Water

Here are some pictures I’ve taken of travel destinations over the course of 2009 that made me proud. Climbing temples, diving into deep blue seas and taking in the sights from around the world are a few things I’ll never forget from my travels. The world is a beautiful place!

Here are a few travel destinations near water that I’ve been to:

Belize, Central America

On Top of the World
Xunantunich Archeology Site
Belize, Central America
March 2009
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