East Coast US, Travels

Things with Wings – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, VA

Of all the things we'd planned for our 2016 summer vacation, this was the one I was the most excited for. Why, you ask? Well, because the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center – AKA one of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museums – is home to the Space Shuttle Discovery! The real one. As in,… Continue reading Things with Wings – Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, Chantilly, VA

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Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay – Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

After exploring Assateague Island, the NASA Visitor Center, and Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (yes, we did all of this in one day; we are crazy vacationers), we continued south down the Delmarva peninsula to our campground for the night at Kiptopeke State Park. This was a nice campground and our site was extremely spacious; my… Continue reading Sunset over the Chesapeake Bay – Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia

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I Want to Be an Astronaut – Wallops Island Flight Facility, Virginia

Well, not anymore. At least not overwhelmingly, though some small part of me will probably always dream of looking back at Earth from outer space. But I did want to be an astronaut, from the time I was a little girl until the day the space shuttle Columbia exploded upon re-entry and I decided I… Continue reading I Want to Be an Astronaut – Wallops Island Flight Facility, Virginia

East Coast US, Travels

Thanksgiving in North Carolina

By the time Thanksgiving rolled around, I was still struggling with this whole living in New England and being a grad student thing. Actually, school was going okay. Living in Connecticut was not. I got along well with my roommates and the other students in my department, but I missed my family and friends back… Continue reading Thanksgiving in North Carolina

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Diana’s Best of 2016

2016 was a rough year. I think we can all pretty much agree on that. Nasty politics, violence, and the deaths of our favorite celebrities ruled the news. But rather than focus on the bad, I thought I'd finish off the year with a list of my favorite 2016 adventures. Here are this year's top… Continue reading Diana’s Best of 2016