Monday, February 3, 2020

951. Elysian

951. Elysian
Definition: (adj) relating to or characteristic of heaven or paradise
Location Placed: The Factory, Franklin, Tennessee
Date Placed: 12/22/19 at 12:32pm



After getting a wonderful brunch at Biscuit Love, we jetted over to The Factory in Franklin. It used to be an old stove factory, now turned into a Farmer's Market/local shops venue with a really cool vibe. If we weren't already crazy full, we would've ate at the ice cream place or the donut joint as I do love me a delicious dessert! But we just poked around some of the shops for some interesting wares.

950. Simple

950. Simple
Definition: (adj) easily understood or done
Location Placed: White Bison Coffee, Nashville, Tennessee
Date Placed: 12/21/19 at 12:27pm



While visiting family for the holidays, we popped into White Bison Coffee, which was a really neat coffee chain in the area. They had a large white bison out front and offered a solid selection of hot and cold beverages. As per usual, I went with a fruity iced tea and absolutely was not disappointed! Looking forward to being in the area again and swinging back in!

949. Acclimated

949. Acclimated
Definition: (v) to adjust to a new set of conditions
Location Placed: Treehouses, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Florida
Date Placed: 11/14/19 at 2:27pm



While I didn't get any crane placements, I also went to see the Big Cat Animal Rescue, which was AMAZING. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone in the area. It had a TON of rescued large cats and a variety of other animals. Also I checked out the Tito Goana Trapeze School, which was another unforgettable experience off my bucket list! Tito is an amazing instructor who performed in several shows in his youth and now has retired to teach classes. Such a wonderful class, filled with amazing and supportive people. If you're looking to try something different, this is it!

948. Hooray

948. Hooray
Definition: (excl) used to express joy or approval
Location Placed: Payne House, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, Florida
Date Placed: 11/14/19 at 1:33pm



I went to visit family in Florida and popped into a bunch of different places this time. This was taken at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, which I had never been to before. Tucked away into a very neighborhood area, was this wonderful gardens complete with an orchid house. It was right on the water, so there were lots of really pretty shots among the mangroves. Although it threatened to rain, it thankfully held off until we were done with our excursion!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

953. Becoming

953. Becoming
Definition: (adj) flattering a person's appearance
Location Placed: Newark Penn Station, Newark, New Jersey
Date Placed: 11/8/19 at 5:35pm



I headed from New York City after work to meeting up for a ride to upstate New York. I had never taken the PATH from the World Trade area to New Jersey before. It was a super easy ride but holy cow, it's a heck of a mess trying to get out of it by car at rush hour on a Friday! Won't be doing that again. But taking the PATH? Yeah, that is definitely doable.

952. Psyched

952. Psyched*
Definition: (v) mentally prepare for a task or occasion
Location Placed: California Cold Co., Manalapan, New Jersey
Date Placed: 10/30/19 at 6:12pm



A friend had recommended I check this place out since I enjoy a good iced tea now and again. With a little bit of time to kill before meeting some friends for dinner, I decided to pop in. It did not disappoint! There's a lot of good seasonal beverages, and I had a really hibiscus tea. The shop had a chill vibe and I would definitely go back in again.

*Excuse a little bit of out of order! My crane pouch got a little discombobulated.

Sunday, September 22, 2019

947. Well-Being

947. Well-Being
Definition: being comfortable, healthy, or happy
Location Placed: Thompson-Neely House and Mill, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 2:59pm



The Thompson-Neely House and Mill was a historic homestead that had produced a lot of the flour and cornmeal in the area for a time. The mill is currently functional, but only runs when they have enough volunteers to safely staff it. It was extremely interesting to see the inner workings of the mill and how it functioned. Definitely worth a tour if you're in the area and enjoy touring historic homes and sites!

946. Increased

946. Increased
Definition: (v) make greater in size, amount, intensity, or degree
Location Placed: Locktender's House and Gate 11, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 2:19pm



The Locktender's House and Lock 11 were super interesting! I had no idea there were locks to ship goods up from the Philadelphia area up to the Easton area, passing through New Hope. I figured ships would've just used the Delaware River, but that was not the case. There is also a much greater change in elevation than I would've thought, necessitating the lock system. Currently it is a nice little bike path extending for a good number of miles. If I lived closer, I could see it being a place I regularly visited as it was calm and very picturesque!

945. Principled

945. Principled
Definition: (adj) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong
Location Placed: Marsha Brown's Restaurant, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 2:00pm



I wanted to get something a little different for lunch, so I popped into Marsha Brown's for a bit of southern, creole inspired, fare. It did not disappoint! The shrimp po'boy portion was enormous and the atmosphere in the old church was definitely interesting! It's right on the main drag in town, so you can't miss it!

Saturday, September 21, 2019

944. Enabled

944. Enabled
Definition: (adj) adapted for use with the specified application or system
Location Placed: New Hope Railroad, New Hope, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 8/30/19 at 11:51am



The thing I was looking forward to most when visiting New Hope was a ride on the railway.The railway is part history tour, part open rail journey from one town to another. The scenery along the trip was really serene and it was interesting learning about the local history. They have a really neat Christmas tour that I think I'll pop back for one of these winters. It would be particularly lovely of a trip with one of the indoor cars while it's snowing.