Hats off to Paris, Texas!

It’s been a whirlwind summer, jetting from one destination to the next. I can finally say all the laundry is done and the suitcases have been unpacked—at least for a little while. The next adventure isn’t too far away.

Between birthday celebrations, anniversaries, a wedding and just some good old R&R, I feel like I’ve been on the go more this summer and any summer prior. And I’m definitely not complaining about that. Travel is my passion.

One of a unique places I visited this summer—Paris, Texas.  It’s a small town in Northeast Texas, about 2 hours from Dallas.

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Hats off to you Paris, Texas for building a replica of the Eiffel Tower to draw crazy tourists like myself.

I had heard of the city before, but never really thought I would have a chance to visit. It wasn’t until we picked up our rental car and I opened the navigation that I noticed how close we were. So, I did a little research (aka stalked the city on Instagram) and found the Eiffel Tower, complete with a red cowboy hat. A must-see, obviously.

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Traveling is all about discovering something new, finding something that makes you smile and making memories. While the 3-hour detour to Paris was a little out of the way, it is a memory I will cherish forever. Plus, I can always say I had my first Whataburger in Paris.

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Happy First Day of Summer!

It’s not summer without a trip to the beach. And for me, it’s not summer without a trip to my favorite beach: Captiva!

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While it has been a bit rainy and cloudy, I still managed to get enough sun to resemble a lobster. This is what happens when you only go to the beach once a year and try to soak up as many rays as you can in a few days. Oops.

Besides all that, it’s still the most relaxing and beautiful place to spend the first day of summer 🙂

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Enough with the Rain, Florida

I get it, it’s been a long time since we’ve had any significant rain in Florida, so we need it but why does it have to rain on my beach day?

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I look forward to this trip to Captiva Island all year long and the last place I want to be in sitting in my room, listening to the rain fall ALL DAY LONG. I want to be out there, lounging on the beach, sand beneath my feet.

However, at least I was blessed with an absolutely perfect sunset last night.

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The sun will come out tomorrow, I hope.

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