Montserrat Mountain | Team Starnes Takes Barcelona

30 Jun 2014

James and I spent the second part of our day excursion at Montserrat Mountain, which is located just about an hour outside of Barcelona. The mountain is easily recognizable for its peculiar rock formation, but most of its visitors are drawn to its "rare" La Moreneta, which is a statue of a dark-faced virgin Mary with infant Christ.

A Stroll Around the Capitol

27 Jun 2014

It's easy to overlook your own home country when you are so actively trying to explore new ones, but coming back to the good ol' U-S-of-A proved me wrong. There is plenty of beautiful and historic buildings and places right under all of our noses. Washington, DC is one of those places. So much history, so much beauty. It might not be as old as the Roman Forum in Rome, but it sure does deserve the same amount of respect.

Week Thirty- Seven | Team Starnes Takes Washington DC

26 Jun 2014

Let me start out by saying, I'm almost three weeks behind on my Weekly Recaps and I am having such a hard time getting back into the swing of things here on the blog. While I should be working on Week 39, I am struggling to get through Week 37. So much has happened in such a short amount of time— these past three weeks have just blurred together. I haven't had any time to devote to this blog, so bear with me.

Colònia Güell | Team Starnes Takes Barcelona

23 Jun 2014

The Colònia Güell is another one of Antoni Gaudí's works and it is located in the town of Santa Coloma de Cervelló, just outside Barcelona. Just like Park Güell and La Sagrada Família, the Colònia Güell definitely has that signature Gaudí style that people recognize so well (organic shapes and textures like corals, rocks, seashells, fluid lines, etc...) 

Abbey Road | Team Cigary Takes London

20 Jun 2014

When our friends Erika and Jesse mentioned they wanted to visit Abbey Road, I knew it was something I was going to be a part of. It's been on my bucket list, but it was just a little bit out of the way for me, so it was perfect timing for me to get around to it.

Tower Bridge | Team Cigary Takes London

12 Jun 2014

The Tower Bridge, NOTTT the London Bridge, is one of London's most iconic landmarks, and it is for good reason. The Tower Bridge is actually a fully working drawbridge, (or bascule bridge, for you more technical folk) and every day it is trafficked by approximately 40,000 motorists and pedestrians. Hey y'all, not only is she pretty, she's smart too!

Week Thirty-Six | An Anniversary Weekend

10 Jun 2014

James and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary this past weekend on June 8th! YAYY! We made it!!  :)  James handled Saturday plans and I handled Sunday plans and together we created a weekend full of fun, love, laughter, relaxation and I even had a leeettle bitty health scare just to give it a little dimension and, you know, round out the weekend!

James Starnes, my life with you is never boring. I can't wait to see what round two brings! 

Love you babe! Happy Anniversary!

Week Thirty-Five | Team Cigary Takes London

4 Jun 2014

I woke up Monday morning bright and early to see our friends off to the airport. 10 days flew by in an instant, but our memories will last a lifetime.

Surprisingly, our final goodbye wasn't as dramatic as expected. Between mapping out train schedules and sharing one bathroom in the early morning hours, there wasn't enough time to build up the emotional tension. Eh, I guess the epic cry Erika and I had last week will have to do...

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