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About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Winter is “full on” in Knoxville, Tennessee, where we live, but already we long for the vibrancy of spring. If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe Shelley For more entries in … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic

If you’re in retail, you already know that it takes a certain amount of optimism just to stay in the game.  But add to that a cold December in New York City, a temporary tent, and goods that only big-city … Continue reading

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Five ways to spend less in (of all places) NYC!

You know it.  You just do.  Going to NYC will cost ya! (Well, to tell the truth, traveling anywhere has its unavoidable expenses and serendipitous must-have purchases.)  But there are things you can do to ease the financial pain. When … Continue reading

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Oh, that building: New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Although we’re book lovers through and through, we don’t make it a habit to visit libraries wherever we travel.  But maybe we should.  Now that we’ve seen the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, we’re curious to know … Continue reading

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Whitney to High Line to Chelsea Market: A newer New York

Mindful of our friends’ recommendations for what to see during our Christmas Holiday 2015 in NYC and loving art for art’s sake, we headed to the Whitney Museum following our usual routine:  look up address, find appropriate bus or subway, … Continue reading

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Trees of New York: Christmas Holiday 2015

  Looking back on a trip extends the pleasure of travel for us, and that usually happens when we review the photos we took. Oh, sure, we have pics of famous sites — that’s the main thing we come to … Continue reading

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Wishing you all the best in 2016!

It’s been a great year for us, albeit a quieter one in terms of travel.  But any year with good health, connections with family and friends, and a few getaways is a good year for us.  At the top of … Continue reading

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The amazing Christmas windows at Saks!

As much as we wanted to see Rockefeller Center, Central Park and the museums of NYC decorated for Christmas 2015, we placed the windows of NYC department stores at the top of our must-see list.  Magical, sparkly, elaborate — these windows … Continue reading

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Fave Christmas windows of New York: Lord & Taylor, Macy’s

It doesn’t take much to make us happy in NYC, I suppose.  Walking the streets, riding the subway, and taking in city sights rank right up there with visits to museums and restaurants.  (See, I said it doesn’t take much.) … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas every day at American Museum of Natural History

Our Christmas Holiday 2015 in the Upper West Side of Manhattan positioned us near Central Park and one of the biggest draws for tourists: American Museum of Natural History located at Central Park West at 79th Street. With 27 interconnected buildings and 45 exhibition … Continue reading

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