Seven Days of DC: Navigating the District.

I was so fortunate to be able to ring in 2015 somewhere I have never been. I can now cross Washington, DC of the list. The trip was a combination of a fun, new adventure and learning. I was able to experience a lot of what DC nightlife had to offer, on top of being a typical tourist of the District, visiting museums, monuments and other National Landmarks. Like every new place, there came a new challenge of trying to navigate and gain a sense of direction. Continue reading

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More OKC: National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum

It has been a busy two months. In a good way. But I haven’t had the time to sit down and tell you all about it. So, let’s go back to Oklahoma City for a minute. Before journeying back to the Midwest, I visited the National Softball Hall of Fame and Museum. I would be lying if I said the museum was anything above very average, aesthetically. The small building that shared a parking lot with the ASA Hall of Fame Field, was an old building with a large lobby/gift shop filled with cheesy softball t-shirts, memorabilia and wood panel walls. The museum was full of history of the game, famous coaches and record breaking players that I never heard of. This made me realize that, unlike baseball, I didn’t know about any of the “legends” or “pioneers” of softball. I was only familiar only with the coaches and athletes I grew up watching in the Women’s College World Series and Olympic games. I felt a little ashamed knowing so little about a sport I played from the time I was three until twenty-two. Continue reading

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Overhaulin’: Westside Edition

My father is the king of DIY and home improvement. (That makes me the princess, right?) He washes the  cars, rotates the tires, changes the oil, pours the concrete, finishes the basement and fixes all of the technology. If you can pay a guy to do it, he’ll do it himself. Continue reading

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One Night in OKC: Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum

While in Oklahoma City a couple of weeks ago for work, I was told the Oklahoma City Nation Memorial and Museum is a MUST see. While I didn’t think anything could top my experience at the Dealy Plaza (especially so soon), my boss and I decided that it looked like a good opportunity. I was only 5 years old when the bombing occurred in 1995, so I knew very little about it. The museum was a full historical depiction of April 19, 1995 combined with raw human emotion. The only way I can describe my feelings was that I had a lump in my throat throughout the hour and a half I spent in the museum. The world of Timothy McVeigh and how officials were able to catch him as well as the memorial of the 168 victims and the stories of rescuers and survivors left my brain wondering and trying to make sense of this and other incidences of mass destruction and terrorism. Continue reading

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