Erica R Hopper 542
Centreville, VA
A displaced Yankee living below the Mason-Dixon Line; copyeditor; lover of food; bookworm; sometimes writer; diagnosed with Wanderlust.
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Carmel Beach, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CaliforniaCarmel BeachCarmel-by-the-Sea, CaliforniaI've never seen fog roll off the sea and meet land like I did here. The ocean was wild, loud, and so much different than my familiar Atlantic....Steinbeck Plaza, Monterey, CaliforniaSteinbeck PlazaMonterey, CaliforniaWith gulls calling and the mix of old and new buildings, it's possibly to mentally picture the landscape as it would have been in Steinbeck's...Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey, CaliforniaMonterey Bay AquariumMonterey, CaliforniaOne of the best aquariums I've been to. There's something marvelous about looking at sea life next to a loud and angry ocean.Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, CaliforniaSanta Cruz Beach BoardwalkSanta Cruz, CaliforniaComing here in October left me confused. From where I hail, the boardwalks shut down by October and the air has an almost icy chill. But in...Burke Lake Park, Fairfax County, VirginiaBurke Lake ParkFairfax County, VirginiaBike, run, walk, fish, row. Burke Lake has a multitude of activities and is a gentle surprise when you begin to walk along the lake's edge and see...Yosemite Valley Visitor Center, Yosemite Valley, CaliforniaYosemite Valley Visitor CenterYosemite Valley, CaliforniaAmongst the tall trees there is even taller stone looming in the background, a wash of gray with a light white sky. #nationalparks #mountains...Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax County, VirginiaFairfax County Government CenterFairfax County, VirginiaAt the start of June, the government center is covered with booths and rides. The county fair, as one could consider it, is proclaimed "Celebrate...Frederick, MarylandFrederickMarylandIn the historic area of Frederick, MD, be sure to not just look at store fronts but at the buildings as well. #maryland #roadtripRockefeller Center, New York City, New YorkRockefeller CenterNew York City, New YorkIf you head to New York in November, keep an eye on the news to see if the famous Rockefeller Christmas tree is set to deliver. I was lucky enough...Grace Church, New York City, New YorkGrace ChurchNew York City, New YorkSitting in traffic, moving so slow, I look up to the sky when the sun is suddenly blot out and see this. I grabbed my phone and took a quick...Stanley Restaurant, New Orleans, LouisianaStanley RestaurantNew Orleans, LouisianaNew Orleans comes to life later in the morning than I am used to. So when you have tours to get to early in the morning, it's hard to find a place...Cajun Encounters Tour Company, St. Tammany Parish, LouisianaCajun Encounters Tour CompanySt. Tammany Parish, LouisianaAlligators. Love. Marshmallows. (But really, they do! In the Honey Island Swamp at least) #travel #neworleans #south #louisiana #swampHotel Provincial, New Orleans, LouisianaHotel ProvincialNew Orleans, LouisianaThe courtyard of the hotel feels like a fair landscape in the early morning hours while the air is heavy with humidity but the fairy lights are...St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, LouisianaSt. Louis CathedralNew Orleans, LouisianaA former Catholic, there's something comforting from the scent of churches. It's familiar and reminds me of Easter Sunday's and late Christmas Eve...Little Hogback Overlook, Warren County, VirginiaLittle Hogback OverlookWarren County, VirginiaRumor has it that Shenandoah National Park is home to the largest black bear population. During the summer months when the bears are foraging for...Pass Mountain Overlook, Page County, VirginiaPass Mountain OverlookPage County, VirginiaSkyline Drive is now one of my favorite places in Virginia. #findyourpark #nationalpark #mountains #roadtrip #hikingVirginia Monument, Adams County, PennsylvaniaVirginia MonumentAdams County, PennsylvaniaThere's so much to see in Gettysburg, PA that it's easy to miss other photo opportunities. Across the street from the Virginia Monument in...Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway, Jim Thorpe, PennsylvaniaLehigh Gorge Scenic RailwayJim Thorpe, PennsylvaniaThe train station in the tiny, quaint town of Jim Thorpe, PA takes you back in time. You can picture people of the past waiting for the train to...Tidal Basin, Washington D.C.Tidal BasinWashington D.C.Peak bloom of the cherry trees in Washington, DC bring the largest boom of tourists to the area. It's also the "start" of tourist season for the...Tidal Basin, Washington D.C.Tidal BasinWashington D.C.During the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC, there are plenty of things to do and see. A note to travelers: the tidal basin is a...
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