Sunday, May 14, 2017

824. Lark

824. Lark
Definition: (n) a source of or quest for amusement or adventure
Location Placed: Starbucks, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 5/11/17 at 4:16pm



I am looking forward to enjoying what New York City has to offer in the spring time. As I am always on a quest for something new, I feel like there are a lot of opportunities to take advantage of when there. I am hoping to do a bit more branching out in the not too distant future now that the weather is getting warmer, and the days are getting a wee bit longer!


823. New
Definition: (adj) not existing before; made, introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time
Location Placed: New Amsterdam Public Library, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 5/11/17 at 12:42pm



Can't think of a more fitting location to release the crane "New" than in the New Amsterdam branch of the New York Public Library system! I was extremely excited to check out a new to me library and I wasn't disappointing. I took the opportunity to pick up a library card while I was there so that I could take advantage of some of the online entities available through the library. And boy does the New York Public Library system deliver! I am excited to take advantage of all of the wonderful things they offer!

Friday, May 12, 2017

822. Focused

822. Focused
Definition: (v) pay particular attention to
Location Placed: Maryland House Rest Stop, North East, Maryland
Date Placed: 4/12/17 at 2:38pm



It's easy to lose focus on what is most important to you when caught up in the day to day aspects of life. Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and take a minute to realize all of the wonderful things you have going on. Reach out to friends. Pick up a good book. Take some time to de-stress as the weather goes from the cold of winter to the warmth of spring. Shake off winter and open spring with open arms!

821. Bloom

821. Bloom
Definition: (n) a flower, especially one cultivated for its beauty
Location Placed: Potomac Mills Mall, Woodbridge, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 4:36pm



Definitely a perfect word to be used for the spring. This time of year is my absolute favorite in terms of flowering trees. All of the blooms, including the cherry all start to make the world a glorious pink haze of petals. I have such wonderful memories of laying beneath a cherry blossom in the April/May time frame and watching the pink rain down upon me. I'm not the only one who loves them as the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC is an extremely well attended event! While I wasn't able to get over there this year, I still was able to enjoy some of those pink petals before they fell to the ground.

820. Seemly

820. Seemly
Definition: (adj) conforming to accepted notions of propriety or good taste; decorous
Location Placed: Tastefully Yours, Occoquan, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 3:25pm



When in Occoquan... So I decided to get some delicious gelato on my way out. One of the great things about this lovely town, is that there is no lack of places that sell delicious treats! So I popped into this shop to enjoy some nice gelato. They also had a beer and wine tasting room upstairs, and a really wonderful little garden out back to sit and enjoy your treats.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

819. Ineffiable

819. Ineffable
Definition: (adj) too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words
Location Placed: The Mill House Museum, Occaquan, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 3:00pm



In an attempt to see lots of historic houses and sites in one day, I set out to see 4 places. The first was the Marine Museum. The Mill House Museum was the 4th. (One historic house was closed without warning for further notice and the other was closed due to a movie shoot. As you do.) The Mill House Museum is the last remaining bit of the Mill House that was destroyed. It was chocked to the gills with historic photos, knick knacks, and information. It talked a lot about the history of the town of Occoquan and provided a wealth of information sitting at the far end of the downtown district. If you're in town, it's worth a quick peek!

818. Veracious

818. Veracious
Definition: (adj) speaking or representing the truth
Location Placed: The Loft Gallery, Occoquan, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 2:49pm



I decided to stop in Occoquan as it looked like a lovely little town situated along the appropriately named Occoquan River. I am a bit of a sucker for small towns with charming little shops. This one was just as lovely. They had live music playing at one of the restaurants with lots of outdoor seating. They had a variety of mom and pop shops of knick knacks, edibles, and pretty outdoor vistas. It certainly helped that I had lovely spring weather!

817. Pardon

817. Pardon
Definition: (n) absolution, mercy, clemency
Location Placed: National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/9/17 at 11:48am



The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a wonderful museum about the U.S. marines and the history behind them throughout the years. This free museum is staffed by veterans who are extremely informative. They cover the history up through the Vietnam War but are currently in the process of expanding to cover the more recent past. Additionally, there are a ton of wonderful interactive exhibits, video clips, and experiences. It is, hands down, one of the most impressive history museums that I have ever visited!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

816. Avid

816. Avid
Definition: (adj) having an eager desire for something
Location Placed: Spotsylvania Mall, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/8/17 at 4:22pm



As watches often do, mine needed a new battery as it had stopped several days prior. I had gotten tired of wearing a watch that wasn't working, glancing at my wrist only to remind myself that it wasn't really 1pm several days prior. So I stopped at this mall in hopes of finding a place that could replace the battery. Among the plethora of other stores, I did indeed find a fellow who did watch repairs. Success was ever so sweet, and it is certainly nice to actually be able to look down and see the correct time again.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

815. Immaculate

815. Immaculate
Definition: (adj) perfectly clean, neat, tidy
Location Placed: Fredericksburg Visitor's Center, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/8/17 at 2:14pm



I totally wish I had more time to visit the many historic sites that are around Fredericksburg! It is quite the history mecca with Civil War sites, historic homes, a cemetery, and a nice waterfront area. I look forward to coming back to check out all of the good information I got from the visitor's center!