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Travel to Salem, Massachusetts in October

Completed: 5. Travel to Salem, Massachusetts in October I know there are a few more uncompleted goals left on my 2014 list, but I think it's safe to say that visiting Salem in October may go down as as my favorite completed goal of the year. It was a dream come true -- some women dream about … Continue reading Travel to Salem, Massachusetts in October


Visit Hamlet, North Carolina

Completed 14. Visit Hamlet, North Carolina My dad is from a small town called Hamlet, North Carolina. He’s very proud of where he grew up. I wish I could describe the joy on my dad’s face when he talks about Hamlet or goes back to visit. He’s in his element and I love to see it. … Continue reading Visit Hamlet, North Carolina

Find Out Our Family Secrets

Completed: 11. Find Out Our Family Secrets I don't even know where to begin... I guess I'll start like this: every family has secrets. Secrets might not be the best word for it, but  work with me here. My initial plan when I came up with this goal was to make sure I knew everything … Continue reading Find Out Our Family Secrets

Eisenhower Executive Office Building

“Tours suspended indefinitely due to renovations,” said the lady on the other end of the phone line when I called the Eisenhower Executive Office Building Tour office on Monday. Boo. Hiss. Officially can’t complete #24: Visit the following places that I’ve never been: Executive Office Building in 2012. - Lyssa

Visit Tudor Place (Unrelated to Henry VIII)

Done! #24.2 Visit the following places that I’ve never been: Tudor Place. Note: I stole this pic from the internet. The front of the house is currently under construction and the picture I took doesn’t capture how it usually looks. After I read “Martha Washington: An American Life” last year, I started doing research on … Continue reading Visit Tudor Place (Unrelated to Henry VIII)