Falling Water

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I was so excited to find out on our Honeymoon the hotel we booked in Pennsylvania was only a short distance from Falling Water. The next morning, we drove into the forest and behold! The wonder that is Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece!

Alright, we didn’t go on the tour of the house. Sadly. We didn’t have the time. But! We did get to walk around the grounds, which was awesome, and gave us more than one vantage point for photos. Access to the grounds was $8 per person. I found that more than worth it, since there was a little visitor center, we could take all the pictures our little hearts desired, and we could wander through the gorgeous trees and long as we wanted (well, as long as the grounds were open).

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(Please excuse the gentleman enjoying his tour, and simultaneously ruining my photo. Oh well, at least he’s having a good time…?)

I wish we would have had the time for a tour. However, as you can see, we got all kinds of up close and personal. The general house tour is $25 a person, in case you were wondering, and children under six aren’t allowed. It’s also closed on Wednesdays. The house also has some mobility issues, so if you’re contemplating a visit, check out their website before you make any final plans.

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See? All sorts of different views of the house are available with only access to the grounds.

If you’re one for art, architecture, or nature, I would definitely add Falling Water onto your travel bucket list. It’s beautiful.

Maybe I just like to see really famous things with my own eyeballs, but I loved it!

Churchill Downs

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Okay. I’m only a mild horse racing enthusiast. But! I’m incredibly happy with our decision to make a pit-stop there, while passing through Louisville.

For our Honeymoon, Husband and I drove from little ol’ Utah, across the country, as far as New England. I picked out a few places for us to explore, and Churchill Downs was one of them. So grateful I did!

As I said, I’m not HUGE into horse racing. I make sure to catch the Triple Crown races, and that’s about it. Once, when I was in my youth, my mom took me to Evanston Wyoming to watch the races for a day. And it was a really fun experience. Sunburn and all. I had a blast.

So, I definitely wanted to visit the home of the Kentucky Derby, if only to dream of wearing a fancy hat. (They had some to buy there, but I decided I didn’t want to try to cart that thing all the way back across the country without bending it.)

Technically speaking we visited the Kentucky Derby Museum, which included a walking tour of Churchill Downs, a 360 degree movie, and you get to meet the resident thoroughbred.  The movie presentation made me cry a little. Husband, not being an American, didn’t understand my emotional state watching those racers win the Derby, but I didn’t care. It was cool to watch American Pharaoh win the Triple Crown on my TV live, and cool to see again with the sweeping music in the place it began. Anyway! I highly recommend visiting the museum for the walking tour alone, and it wasn’t too outrageous of a price. $15 for adults. Not the worst we’ve paid for an attraction. But, not the cheapest either. Worth every penny though, for someone like me. So I wasn’t upset about it.

They have other specialty tours available. I can’t say anything on those, since we didn’t go beyond general admission, but I bet, for fans at least, they’re super awesome.

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See? The hats! Including one worn by Queen Elizabeth II. That’s a royal hat! They were all so gorgeous to see, and such a fun tradition to relish in.

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This is how close you get to the actual track. Yes. I’m not using zoom.

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Okay. Okay. I did zoom in for a better photo of the Finish Post. But, you could clearly tell what it was in person. An awesome thing to see.

To sum up, if you’re in or passing through Louisville Kentucky. Give this place a looksee. I absolutely loved it, and was all tingly with excitement over the dreams made there. Very cool.

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As an added bonus for reading the entire post, here’s a picture of horse poop, because I thought it was funny.

LA Nightlife

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I kid you not, we took these all on the same night, on the same mountain top, within half an hour of each other. GORGEOUS.

We visited the Griffith Observatory (which has FREE admission and is incredible), and arrived right at sunset. Breathtaking.

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Hello Followers!

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All right… So I know I haven’t been on here much. But, I have a really good reason.

I wrote a book!

There’s a link on my side bar in case you’re interested. It’s kind of  a sci-fi, dystopian toned, novella in which the title character Kevin is planet Earth’s newest inmate. It’s neat.

But! That’s not why I’m here. I’m here to tell you that I’m really hoping to post more photos and things on here. Boyfriend and I have still been traveling (and loving it) so I have some good content for you. I just wanted to let you know I’m still alive and I’m back.

Thanks for following!