fallequinox2006 has written 45 posts for The Dessert Engineer

Hotel Review: Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa

After our plane landed at McCarran International Aiport, we didn’t make a beeline for the Las Vegas Strip.  Instead, we headed northwest towards the canyons, as I had made us a reservation for a 2-night stay at the Red Rock Casino, Resort, and Spa.  While this was Johnny’s first trip to Nevada, I found myself … Continue reading

Watching the last sunset of 2011 on Anna Maria Island, FL

Good bye sun, Good bye 2011… I was a little disappointed when Johnny and I did not get to take a little vacation for Christmas 2010.  There’s just something really special about being in a different place, and creating new memories during the most festive and wonderful time of the year.  At that time, we … Continue reading

Visiting the Mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Florida

A magical thing happened to Johnny and I this past Christmas: We saw Mermaids! While the story of The Little Mermaid originated all the way in Denmark, we actually did not have to travel very far to live out our little fairy tale. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is located about an hour north of … Continue reading

Life’s a peach in Fort Valley, Georgia

This is a continuation of our previous post: The Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley. As Johnny and I were leaving the Peach Festival, we agreed that we were not quite ready to go back to Atlanta just yet.  After all, we were in Georgia’s Peach City, and we couldn’t go home empty handed. At … Continue reading

The Georgia Peach Festival in Fort Valley

In this post, I am going to put the spotlight back on my home state of Georgia.  In fact, it’s going to be about something that’s quintessentially Georgia: PEACHES. Please allow me to introduce you to a small town in middle Georgia by the name of Fort Valley. Despite having lived in the peach state … Continue reading

Reminiscing Florida’s Forgotten Coast

The best time to relive summer beach vacation memories is when I’m cooped up inside on a cold December night.  My last two posts are about Maine’s summer colors and scenic shoreline.  This time, I am going to write about our 2010 trip to a beach town in Northwest Florida. When Johnny’s brother announced that … Continue reading

Color me Maine

When it’s cold and raining outside, like it is right now, I’m glad to have pictures from our summer trip to lighten up the mood.  Maine in the summer time was bursting with color.  Coupled with beautiful weather, the scenery was truly a feast for the eyes.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: an ICE! sculpture exhibit by Gaylord Opryland

Of all the travels that we have done together as a couple, one of Johnny’s all-time favorites is our 2008 Christmas trip to Nashville, TN.  We had only been married for 3 months, and I surprised him with a Christmas package from Gaylord Opryland.  Collectively called “A Country Christmas,” it included a stay at the … Continue reading

A special day on Warbington Farms in Cumming, GA

To cap off our wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, we visited Warbington Farms in Cumming, GA, in order to pick out our first “real” Christmas tree.  Ever since we got married 3 years ago, Johnny kept begging me to have a real tree, instead of the plastic one we got on sale at a local drugstore.  He … Continue reading

Hotel Review: The Mutiny Hotel, Miami, FL

During the first week of November, Johnny and I flew down to Miami to attend a friend’s wedding.  Amy and Matt were to be married in the Coral Gables area.  So it only made sense that we should spend a few nights in close proximity to their wedding venues. After researching hotels in the Coral … Continue reading

Hotel Review: Edgewater South Beach

As many times as we have been to Miami, we have never stayed at the same hotel twice.  In fact, I think half of the fun in visiting this city is checking out its many amazing hotels.  Our experience has included everything from big resorts to independent boutiques.  While we had been very pleased with … Continue reading

Sleepless Night Miami Beach 2011

A few weeks before our November trip to South Florida, I read an article in the Travel + Leisure magazine that Miami Beach was going to host an event called Sleepless Night.  I was so intrigued, that I decided to book a hotel for 2 nights in South Beach so that my husband and I … Continue reading

South Carolina’s SPOOKY Angel

In the spirit of Halloween, I will write about something that could have come out of  Netherworld. Meet Angel.  To be precise: the Angel Oak Tree. While “The Tree” did not actually originate from the otherworld, being around it was enough to give me nightmares. We first heard about the Angel Oak Tree just a … Continue reading

Offbeat attractions along the Southern Maine Coast

Maine is no doubt one of the most beautiful states we have ever been to.  We couldn’t help but fall in love with the quaint villages, dramatic shorelines, and the colorful summer flowers.  On our trip in August 2011, we spent 5 days exploring the southern coast of Maine, and even made a quick visit … Continue reading

How fun it is to pop a klepon!

In June of 2011, Aunt Yeni and Uncle Yopi came to visit from Sydney, Australia.  Aunt Yeni is an expert when it comes to baking.  So we used this rare opportunity to have her teach Johnny how to make klepon, Johnny’s favorite Indonesian dessert. Making klepon is not as easy as it looks. It definitely … Continue reading

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