Month: August 2016

Our South Carolina summer in photos

In honor of National Photogrpahy Day I wanted to share some of my favorite photos from our summer in South Carolina.

Most of these are from my birthday weekend surprise, which included a photography tour of the state’s most scenic spots. (Guys, take notes from Mr. Bryen. He rocked my birthday this year!!)

So before we jet off to Europe and spend the fall in Yellowstone, here is a look back South Carolina.

BULL ISLAND

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BOTANY ROAD

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CHARLESTON

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HUNTINGTON BEACH AND ATALAYA CASTLE

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BROOKGREEN GARDENS

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Which one is your favorite and why? Comment below. I love hearing from you!

Back on track.

After six weeks at home in Oklahoma, our adventure is back on track.

Our first stop back on the road was Washington, D.C.

We spent a week gawking at the swoon-worthy architecture and soaking in our nation’s history. I stood in the very spot where George Washington read his resignation speech at our nation’s first capital and read from the actual Declaration of Independence. We were in awe.

My top five spots are: 

  1. The Library of Congress
  2. The Bill of Rights
  3. The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
  4. The Star Spangled Banner
  5. The Korean War Memorial

According to our rough estimates, we have driven more than 6,000 miles across 15 states in less than three months despite our detour home. Take a look at our interactive map to see our route so far, complete with photos and comments about some of our favorite spots.

Next up, we are headed to Colorado for a few days before flying to Europe!!!!! Stay tuned for more on that later this month. For now, enjoy a few of my favorite photos from our week in Washington.

The Washington Monument.
The Washington Monument.
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The Korean War Memorial.
The Korean War Memorial at night.
The Korean War Memorial at night.
The Lincoln Memorial at night.
The Lincoln Memorial at night.
The Korean War Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial at night.
The Lincoln Memorial at night.
The WWII Memorial.
The WWII Memorial.
The Vietnam Memorial.
The Vietnam Memorial.
Arlington Cemetery.
Arlington Cemetery.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.
The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery.
The changing of the guard.
The changing of the guard.
Arlington Cemetery.
Arlington Cemetery.
The Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress.
The floor at the Library of Congress.
The floor at the Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress.
The Library of Congress.

Have you been to DC? What was your favorite spot and why? Comment below.