Sunday, August 18, 2019

941. Benefactor

941. Benefactor
Definition: (n) a person who gives money or other help to a person or cause
Location Placed: Starbucks, Princeton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/28/19 at 11:28am

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One of my oldest friends and I have started a tradition of getting brunch (usually) monthly at somewhere between us. This month we chose a crepe place in Princeton and then opted to snag some tea and sit out in a park to catch up. Princeton is such a fun town with so many different food and drink options. Definitely no lack of places to check out! I'm pretty sure we have our next several brunches planned out just sticking to Princeton alone.

940. Sacrosanct

940. Sacrosanct
Definition: (adj) regarded as too important or valuable to be interfered with
Location Placed: iPlay America, Freehold, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/19/19 at 9:00pm

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Having never been to iPlay America before, we popped over for dinner at the restaurant inside the venue to see what it was all about. The food was nothing to write home about, but if I were a kid, I could see myself loving the actual games and rides portion. It definitely would've been somewhere I would've had a party. If you've got some kids in your life, and either a crummy weather summer day or really cold winter day, it's definitely somewhere that will keep the little folks entertained!

939. Sexy

939. Sexy
Definition: (adj) exciting; appealing
Location Placed: Howling Woods Farm, Jackson, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/18/19 at 12:34pm

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This is probably the best place I've been all summer. The Howling Woods Farm is an animal sanctuary for wolfdogs, aka hybrid between a wolf and a dog. They are bred as exotic pets, only to be dumped when people don't realize how much training, space, and time they need to provide to these gorgeous creatures. If you have a bit of spare time, it is ABSOLUTELY worth a visit to check them out. It had been a couple years since I had last been, and it was nice to see some familiar furry faces and some new ones around.

938. Enhanced

928. Enhanced
Definition: (v) intensify, increase, or further improve the quality
Location Placed: Hamilton Train Station, Trenton, New Jersey
Date Placed: 6/28/19 at 5:24pm

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I've been trying to get a bit more out and about this summer, to varies degrees. I hadn't been to this area of Trenton before, but I recalled reading a lot about it in one of my guilty pleasure series by Janet Evanovich. Mostly the Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, series takes place in Trenton with occasionally forays into neighboring towns. The New Jersey capital does not really have the greatest reputation, but this area is really quite lovely and far from actual downtown area.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

937. Luster

937. Luster
Definition: (n) a gentle sheen or soft glow
Location Placed: Housingworks Bookstore, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/14/19 at 5:20pm

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This is probably one of the cooler places I've been this summer. I am a bit of a sucker for bookstores, especially ones that include cool lofts and do happy hour! Housingworks Bookstore currently has both. Managed to snag some really fun books reminiscent of childhood and definitely want to pop back here again in the not too distant future!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

936. Palpable

936. Palpable
Definition: (adj) so intense as to seem almost tangible
Location Placed: Staten Island Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, New York
Date Placed: 6/13/19 at 1:25pm

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Despite having lived near and worked in New York City for a while, I've never actually taken the Staten Island Ferry from New York City to Staten Island (and back, of course!) It was definitely a lot of fun. I see the Statue of Liberty regularly when on my way to work, but it was nice to see her up close. I definitely was one of those tourists, taking pictures of her and the boat. Definitely a fun, free activity to take part in if you have a bit of time and want to get out to, what natives to Staten Island call, "The Forgotten Boro."

Monday, May 13, 2019

935. Zealous

935. Zealous
Definition: (adj) having or showing passion
Location Placed: Starbucks Kiosk, Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, Florida
Date Placed: 4/9/19 at 11:38am

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Unfortunately the long weekend had to come to an end. But I am looking forward to flying through this airport again as it was super convenient to navigate and security was pretty much a breeze! Definitely don't have to worry about large crowds or having trouble being dropped off/picked up. It is a 3 terminal airport servicing a decent number of flights considering the size. Also nice that the pricing wasn't too crazy for being a smaller airport, especially for a direct flight. If you're headed down to this part of Florida, I would definitely suggest flying into here versus some of the larger airports!

934. Amorous

934. Amorous
Definition: (adj) showing, feeling, or relating to desire
Location Placed: Venice Museum and Archives, Venice, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 3:13pm

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The Venice Museum and Archives is a free museum (donations appreciated!) housed in a really neat building that had been moved several blocks down the road from its original location. Having never been to this area of Florida before, I thought it was a really neat historic look at the area buildings and shops, as well as some of the more notable residents. The Barnum and Bailey Circus wintered down in the area. There was a really neat older looking photos of elephants crossing a bridge on foot taken less than 30 years ago! They also had some locally found sharks teeth and fossils/bones from animals that resided here many years ago.

933. Well Done

933. Well Done
Definition: (adj) (of a task or undertaking) carried out successfully or satisfactorily
Location Placed: Guptill Cottage, Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 2:12pm

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Guptill Cottage is a really lovely historic home on the property with gorgeous old trees and a stones throw away from a boat building shed right along the water. It is impressive that this home has been able to withstand the storms coming off the Gulf for so many years. It was an extremely roomy home for the times, and had some lovely second story porch views! There was also a really lovely butterfly garden and an interesting aqueduct system. Definitely a neat visit tucked away off the main highway!

Sunday, April 28, 2019

932. Truly

932. Truly
Definition: (adv) to the fullest degree; genuinely or properly
Location Placed: White Cottage, Historic Spanish Point, Osprey, Florida
Date Placed: 4/8/19 at 1:35pm

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The White Cottage is a gorgeous home right along one of the inner waterways. It gets a wonderful breeze and has a lovely sunken garden with pretty forsythia bushes. One of the most influential area families lived here. A true business woman, widow Bertha Potter moved down from Chicago, doubled her wealth, and contributed significantly to the growth of the area in the early 20th century,