As the end of the semester draws to a close, Christopher and I have been busier than ever. Christmas decorations, fluffy scarves and the occasional snowfall are reminders that fall is ending and winter is almost upon us.
Despite the constant papers and projects we have been working on, there has been a little time for fun. We celebrated Christopher's birthday at Allagash Brewery in Portland. If you are beer lover like us, I would definitely recommend going.
Allagash Brewery was founded in 1995 by Rob Tod. It was one of the first American breweries to specialize in Belgian beers. The brewery became immensely successful and currently distributes in seventeen states.
The brewery tour was fun, informative and short. You also get four tastings at the end of the tour. Did I mention all of this is free?
It was a super fun way to celebrate Christopher's birthday and was definitely something I would experience again.
What has everyone else been up to?
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
On their second day on the East Coast we paid tribute to Bunker Hill and drove around the North End. We then then drove up the coast to our home in Bangor and stopped in Portsmouth, NH along the way.
Monday, November 4, 2013
I feel like I should preface this post by apologizing for my absence. This semester I am not only a full-time grad student, but I am a teaching assistant for a undergraduate class and I work part-time at Staples. I have very little free time. The only reason I was even able to sneak in this post this morning is because I am rather ill.
A few weeks ago my mom and little sister came to visit me. We had such a wonderful time together and I would love to share some of my favorite moments from that week.
My mom and sister flew into Logan International, so Christopher and I drove down to Boston to meet them and spend the weekend showing off Massachusetts.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
|The Pennsylvania Memorial|
|The Virginia Memorial|
|The Maine Memorial|
|Little Round Top|
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Be warned that you need to book tickets prior to the visit. I simply called the day-of and ordered them about two hours before our visit. Have fun!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I know I have said this in the last two to three posts, but life has truly been a whirlwind lately. That being said, it is time for me to get to the good stuff: Travel!
When my little brother, a Percy Jackson fan, heard I would be in Nashville, he absolutely begged me to visit the Parthenon. Part of the movie (specifically the scene where the security guards turn into a hydra) was filmed at this location.
|"Persephone's Pearl" used in the movie|
The Parthenon itself was pretty neat. Inside is you can find history about its construction, a replica of the actual Parthenon and a miniature art museum. The grounds around the Parthenon are lovely and are perfect for a picnic.
Later that day we found ourselves in Bristol, Tennessee. Both of our dads are huge racing fans, so we took a few pictures outside of the speedway.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I loved Memphis. The BBQ….the buildings…the people. I am so glad Christopher and I decided to stop there for dinner. We didn’t have the chance (or pocketbook) to visit Graceland, but we thoroughly enjoyed Memphis BBQ and chatting with some of the locals at the BBQ Restaurant.