Monday, June 24, 2013


My brother recently moved to Montreal so I made a quick weekend trip to see him. I had never been to this city before and I was pleasantly surprised. It was much more français than I expected, so my horrible high school French got a little bit of practice deciphering signs. 

We walked up Parc du Mont-Royal for a beautiful view of the city below. 

We also spent a rainy day in old town and warmed up over some hot tea in a Chinese tea house. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wintergreen, Virginia

Wintergreen is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia in Nelson County. My extended family has had a cabin there since before I was born, and this look out nearby called "THE PLUNGE" is still my favorite spot in the world. 

The fresh mountain air, beautiful view and solitude that it offers is always the best cure to whatever ails me. 

I feel so lucky to have grown up in such a beautiful part of the country, and I'm glad I had the time to visit this spot before moving away.