Friday, July 14, 2017

838. Impassioned

838. Impassioned
Definition: (adj) filled with or showing great emotion
Location Placed: Starbucks, Marlboro, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/13/14 at 5:58pm

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On my way home from work, it just started pouring down quite heavily. I started playing the game, will I or won't I get drenched on my walk to my car. I managed to stay dry getting into my car, but got soaked as I went into Starbucks. It was all worth it as I picked up a chocolate croissant to eat on my way into work the next morning. Sometimes you just have to treat yourself!

Monday, July 3, 2017

837. Fantabulous

837. Fantabulous
Definition: (adj) excellent, wonderful
Location Placed: The UPS Store, Lincroft, New Jersey
Date Placed: 7/3/17 at 2:47pm

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After having a lovely holiday weekend, popping back into work before the 4th of July holiday was a bit rough. Thankfully we were given an early dismissal, so I used the time to place a crane. Hope all my Canadian friends had a wonderful Canada Day on Saturday and my American friends have a fantabulous Independence Day tomorrow!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

836. Honey

836. Honey
Definition: (n) darling, sweetheart
Location Placed: The 9/11 Museum and Memorial, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 6:48pm

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I cannot recommend this museum/memorial enough to anyone. It was an extremely emotional and wonderfully done memorial. I could have easily spent way more time here than I did, and will definitely be going back again to see all the things I didn't leave myself enough time to see this visit. Never Forget.

835. Giving

835. Giving
Definition: (v) permit, grant, allow
Location Placed: Trinity Church, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:42pm

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The first Trinity Church was constructed on this plot in 1698, only to be destroyed a little more than a century later in the Great New York Fire of 1776. The second Trinity Church was finished in 1790 in the same location. This church is important as our first president, George Washington, and his governmental colleagues used to go there in order to worship when New York City was still considered the capital of the United States. It also takes up a large plot of land and includes a cemetery, much like St. Paul's Chapel down the road.

834. Influential

834. Influential
Definition: (adj) powerful, strong, persuasive
Location Placed: Starbucks on Dey, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:32pm

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I've been working on planning out some other crane placing adventures around New York City to take advantage of some of the places nearby that I've never seen. There's a number of museums, shops, and other attractions to keep me busy doing some fun things over the course of this summer. So expect some fun things to pop up here this summer!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

833. Rare

833. Rare
Definition: (adj) unusually good or remarkable
Location Placed: Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Fulton Center, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:27pm

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I stopped in the Fulton Center as I figured there would be a place to put a crane out, and I was correct! The Irving Farm Coffee Roasters little store front was just the place. If I hadn't already just had an iced tea, I would've certainly purchased one there. Fulton Center looked like it had a lot going on, but I was on a set schedule and couldn't do more exploring or I would miss my time slot at my last stop of the day!

832. Sagacious

832. Sagacious
Definition: (adj) having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgment; shrewd
Location Placed: St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:22pm

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Another historic religious building for me! Built in 1766, St. Paul's Chapel is the oldest surviving church building in Manhattan. It was one of a few structures in the area that didn't burn down during a massive fire in 1776 when a quarter of the city at the time burned to the ground. The church even has a cemetery that surrounds it as it sits on a full city block. It is a part of the National Historic Landmarks, so hopefully it's around for hundreds of more years to come!

831. Sunshine

831. Sunshine
Definition: (n) cheerfulness, happiness
Location Placed: The 9/11 Memorial at St. Paul's Chapel, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:19pm

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St. Paul's Chapel is a stones throw away from where the Twin Towers used to stand. There is a very lovely memorial room in the chapel. My favorite thing about the display was the numerous hanging displays of paper cranes. Lots of people sent in 1000 paper cranes to send well wishes, support, and hope from wherever they came from. It was extremely touching.

830. Available

830. Available
Definition: (adj) free to do something
Location Placed: Starbucks at Broadway and Barclay, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:08pm

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As the last day before summer officially starts, I will be the first to say I am ready. I am very ready to enjoy BBQs, reading outside, outdoor activities, and taking adventures where I can. This last year has held a lot of change, and I am ready to have a relaxing summer!

829. Utmost

829. Utmost
Definition: (adj) the most extreme, greatest
Location Placed: St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 5:03pm

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I love stopping into churches because they are often not only really pretty architecturally, but also have a lot of history. This church is the oldest Roman Catholic church in New York. This building was built in the 1830's. Additionally, the American Old West gunfighter Billy the Kid was christened here as a youngster!

828. Exclusive

828. Exclusive
Definition: (adj) chic, high-class, fashionable
Location Placed: Starbucks at Church and Murray, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:50pm

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It wouldn't be a crane placing trip without a few Starbucks in the mix. They are basically on every street corner in New York, so it's hard to avoid them. I popped in to get a drink as well since it was getting a little warmer walking around outside. Did make taking pictures of the cranes a wee bit harder, but I do enjoy a good challenge!

827. Intuitive

827. Intuitive
Definition: (adj) easy to use and understand
Location Placed: The UPS Store, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:47pm

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I've been really enjoying the warmer weather lately.While we've had a few days that were a bit warmer than I like, most of them have been very pleasant this spring. Good days for taking a walk around the neighborhood or in the city after work. I'm hoping that memories of these nice weather days will help me get through this next winter!

826. Potential

826. Potential
Definition: (n) latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness
Location Placed: Blue Spoon Coffee, New York City, New York
Date Placed: 6/20/17 at 4:43pm

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Now that the weather has become nice, I decided to take the evening after work to do a little walking and have a little adventure. I realized I hadn't taken advantage of the area much, and I definitely want to make sure I am doing that. Be a tourist in your own area, wherever you might be at the time. So I took a bit of meander and found this little coffee shop tucked in down one of the streets. Among the many corner Starbucks, I thought this was a quaint little shop with lots of different options. If I am looking for something a little different, I'll definitely pop back here!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

825. Teach

825. Teach
Definition: (v) to show or explain how to do something
Location Placed: Wissahickon Library, Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
Date Placed: 5/20/17 at 3:01pm

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All of my friends who are teachers are counting down the days until summer vacation. Some are very close, and some wish they were much closer than they actually are. I certainly miss the days of having a summer vacation to enjoy! So to all of the teachers out there, good luck for the last remaining few weeks until a few months of well deserved freedom!

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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! 

814. Love

814. Love
Definition: (n) an intense feeling of deep affection
Location Placed: Agora Downtown Coffee Shop, Fredericksburg, Virginia
Date Placed: 4/8/17 at 1:42pm

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I enjoy going to a new place to see what sorts of different things they have that I've not tried before. I enjoyed myself some delicious blueberry iced tea. It was really delicate in flavor and a wonderful treat since the day was unseasonably warm for April. Definitely made for a nice addition while walking around the adorable town of Fredericksburg!