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Sunday Stroll in Downtown Augusta

After eating lunch we went on a little walk down Broad Street. It’s a shame people don’t utilize the median parks in front of the Imperial and Miller Theater but I’m hoping the revitalization of the area will result in an influx of people hanging out there. Augusta is still holding on to Christmas but I’m ready to embrace the new year.

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Brunch Date at Bodega Ultima

I hate to admit that I’ve become that person who orders the same one or two things every time we go to a restaurant but when it’s consistently good, it’s sort of hard to switch things up! This time I had the Basque, a croissant with egg, tomato, avocado and chorizo and Alex ordered the Ultima (more or less the same breakfast sandwich but with bacon and an amazing aioli sauce).

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The Hive

One of my favorite things about the Hive is that they frequently host tap takeover nights. Unlike a traditional bar, they have 70+ beers on taps with handcrafted cocktails, wine, and sodas too. During a tap takeover, a brewery will come in and have several taps dedicated to their selection.

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Georgia Aquarium

If you didn't know, my husband studied Marine Biology in college. We've always been a big fan of aquariums and they're usually on our list of must-see places when we travel to larger cities. The tickets are a little pricey for adults, so if you go, be sure to check out the amazing dolphin show and sea lion shows to take full advantage of the purchase cost. My favorite sea animal at the aquarium is the Weedy Sea Dragon by far!

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Hot New Restaurants in Charleston this Spring

At the beginning of this month we had the opportunity to go on a mini babymoon to Charleston. It was probably our first and last real vacation before baby bee arrives in August. We managed to fit in quite a bit of eating between our preparations for A Charleston Affair, the College of Charleston’s signature Spring alumni event, and a day at the beach. Here are a few new-to-us restaurants we were able to try out over our quick weekend getaway!

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Colonial Times at the Living History Park

One of our favorite events of the year was this past weekend in North Augusta. We enjoyed all the new re-enactors at Colonial Times at the Living History Park this past Saturday. My favorite new addition were the grave robbers. It amazes me at just how convincing these actors are. They really commit to their parts and it makes the event a wonderful learning experience.

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Monday at The Masters

There's probably no other sporting event that creates the amount of side hustle we see in Augusta during Masters Week. People will rent their houses and take a week of vacation off of work to cash in on a part time job cleaning houses, chauffeuring patrons, setting up chairs, catering, and a million other hospitality-related tasks that you might be able to imagine. Despite the traffic, the hope of attending the tournament and the excitement surrounding the influx of tourists brings everyone in Augusta together for one incredible week each year. 

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Scenes from My Evening Strolls

I’m supposed to be walking for 30 minutes at least 5 times a week and to be honest, I haven’t been the perfect patient. Up until recently, the weather hasn’t been cooperating and I prefer to walk outside. With the Spring preview we’ve been having lately, I’ve pulled myself together a bit and have really been taking advantage of the 75° evenings. 

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Ottawa Day 5 : National Gallery of Canada

We spent the entire day at the museum, through breakfast and lunch, but it still wasn’t enough time to devote more than about 30 seconds to each piece of art. My personal highlights from this trip included the Frontier photography exhibit, the Rideau Chapel, and some of the impressionist pieces. 

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Ottawa Day 4 : Parliament

I was completely in shock that we saw Canada’s Prime Minister during my first visit to the Capital! We had joked about the possibility of seeing him before scheduling our trip but I certainly didn’t expect to actually get to see him. So I can officially say I’ve visited Canada’s capital and seen their Prime Minister before I can say the same about my own country!

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Ottawa Day 3 : Byward Market

After sleeping in a little bit, we got ready and called our Uber into town. We wanted to spend a full day exploring downtown Ottawa, especially the ByWard Market area. I'm not sure why I picked the absolute coldest day of our trip to walk around outside but we made the most of it! It was still pretty snowy in the morning when we arrived at Origin Trade Co. I'd done a lot of research into coffee shops before leaving on our trip and Origin looked too cute to miss.

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