Eagle Creek Pack-It System Starter Set

We loved the Eagle Creek Pack-It System Starter Set so much…we bought another one!

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Eagle Creek Pack-It System Starter Set

The starter set comes with a garment folder (M), a half cube and a cube.

The half cube is great for smaller things like underwear, socks, bras etc.

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Half Cube

The full cube is awesome for things like t-shirts, night clothes, swimwear etc.

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Cube

With all the cubes you can either roll or fold the clothes and you can compress them when you zip it up.  They really help you maximize space.

The garment folder or envelope, is probably my favorite thing!  It comes with a plastic board that guides you on how to fold the clothes and then you are able to compress the items very neatly for packing.

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Garment Folder | M

We were able to pack 12 shirts in one folder and they only needed a light pressing when we got to our destination.

The system helps us not only keep our clothing organized and compact, it also helps with other items too.  We use a smaller cube, the quarter cube, for our essential electronics accessories like our phone chargers, camera battery chargers etc.

The cubes come in a variety of colors and while the packing cubes are a little expensive, they really are worth the investment.  They’ll help make your traveling life easier by saving you space in your luggage and keeping your items organized.

Hope this helps y’all as you plan your next adventure!  We’ll be posting a video soon on how we use our packing cubes.

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

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The Fremont Troll

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One of my favorite websites (and apps) is RoadsideAmerica.com.  I love visiting odd and unusual roadside attractions and the website has tons of them!

I’ve visited the Freemont Troll before but it’s always fun to see.  Have you ever been?  Do you have any pics?  What things do you like to see when you visit a city?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

The Gum Wall in Seattle

This might be gross for some but I think it is awesome.

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All these pieces of gum represent folks that have put a piece of gum in their mouth, chewed it for a bit and then stuck it on this wall.

Okay.  Maybe it is a little gross.  But we did it too.

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Awwwww – he made the letters M and L.  Our initials.  That’s pretty much true love, right?

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(((hugs))) ~lisa

A Visit To 1912 Pike Place

I’ve visited Seattle several times but this time I was making a point to visit 1912 Pike Place.

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Without googling, do you know what this place is?  Can you guess?  I mean if you know me and know what I drink most mornings….was that a big enough hint?

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Yes.  I made a trip to my hot chocolate motherland.  Now I know Starbucks didn’t invent my hot chocolate but it is oh so good there!!

There was a bit of a line to get in but it moved quickly enough.  I got up to the counter and was able to order my venti hot chocolate. 🙂

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I don’t know the girl in the background but I am sure that she enjoyed the whole Starbucks experience too!  haha!!  Have you ever visited the original store?

Stay awesome y’all!! ~lisa

Yes, I am slightly obsessed with bathrooms…

I’m not sure why or even when it started, but I have an obsession with bathrooms.  Particularly cool  or interesting looking bathrooms.  Like the ones below.

This restroom is inside The Salt Lick outside of Austin.  I’m thinking that the multiple rolls of toilet paper and the plunger might be necessary items as The Salt Lick is a bbq joint.

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This volcanic restroom is located in Granger, Washington at their dinosaur park. 

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This restroom was in Seattle, but it no longer exists.  When inside you could see outside while you went.  A little awkward.

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This restroom was in the Spokane, WA MEPS.  It took me a second to figure out how to flush it.  Can you figure out how?

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Have you seen any cool bathrooms lately?

Next time you are in a restroom, you’ll think of me. 

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

So we tried a pastrami sandwich at Katz’s Deli…

And it was pretty good.

We definitely either wanted to try Katz’s Deli or Carnegie Deli.  We didn’t necessarily have a preference but a scene from, “When Harry Met Sally” was filmed at Katz’s Deli so that won out.

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Here are some shots of the inside.

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It was definitely crowded and lots of customers coming in and just picking up food to go. 

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Very close to our table was this pic of Mike Logan and Lennie Briscoe.  Yes, I know that is their name on the show and they are just actors but that’s how I know them.

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Here’s the menu and when we walked in we were given this blue ticket thing.  The blue ticket thing wasn’t ever clearly explained to us but we were told to hang onto it.

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The waitress brought to the table a plate of cucumbers and pickles.  And even though they were basically the same size, the cucumbers tasted like cucumbers and the pickles tasted like pickles.  I’m assuming there was some different process or pickling involved but either way they both tasted good.

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So the waitress comes up to the table and said, and I quote, “Whaddya want?”.  And that’s how she took our order…haha!!  We asked about the pastrami sandwich and since we’d never had one she brought us a sample.  She let us know that one sandwich was more than enough to share so that’s what we ordered.  At $18.75 for one sandwich I sure hope it was big.

And it was.

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That’s just my half of the sandwich!!  Loaded with meat…actually a little too much meat but it definitely filled us up.

On our way out I had to take a pic of “Where Harry Met Sally”.  In case you aren’t familiar with the scene, CLICK HERE.

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A close-up of the sign.

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I also saw some vintage looking signs on the way out.

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I’m curious to know what liver puffs are.  I may have to google that.

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Not sure what the “No Connection with any other store” means but I’ll assume there is some drama and you can just save that for your mama.

Back to the blue ticket that we were told to hang onto.

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Apparently it had something to do with paying for our meal as this was written on the back.

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And a super important thing to note is they only take cash!

After our meal we decided to try and find a place to have a cannoli.  We found a quiet little place and shared a vanilla and a chocolate one. 

And yes, they were yummy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Have you ever been?  What did you order?  Did you have what she had?  😉

Stay awesome!! ~lisa

The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty was an obvious stop for us while exploring NYC.

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The day we went was windy and a bit cold.  I was still very excited to finally see Lady Liberty in person.

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The strong cold wind was really trying to make my hair go cray cray!

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Even M looked a little cold!

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We are getting closer!

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Once we arrived we headed inside because I was a little chilly.  We were able to see the original torch.

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And then we headed up to the pedestal.  We tried to get tickets to the Crown access but the website said it was sold out.  I was a little bummed about that but maybe next time!

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Heading back down the stairs.

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Some pics from down below.

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Of course we had to take a selfie.

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Just being silly. 😉

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The gift shop had cool door handles.

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The tickets for the Statue of Liberty were $18 for me and $14 for M since he is a Senior Citizen.  Unfortunately, even though it’s a National Park they did not honor our National Parks Pass. 

We took the ferry to Ellis Island and you know, I thought that Ellis Island was going to be different.  Some of the artifacts were not on display due to the hurricanes but it was still fun to say we had been there.  

I think I was thinking that it was going to be like in the movie Hitch where there was a book and you could flip the pages.  But apparently it was never like that.  The pages were much longer and they had so many pages that they would have filled up like 15 train cars.  The NP Ranger told us that they microfiched the records and then burned them.  That made me a little sad but they did have a genealogy are which was cool. 

Plus I was able to get a smooshed penny.

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And two cool patches.

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And an awesome mini statue.

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Have you ever been?  Did you take any great pics or have any great stories to share?

Stay awesome!  ~lisa