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Hi.

Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Palace of Fine Arts

Jordan and I spent 2.5 weeks in April and May of 2016 driving the coast of California. If you'd like to start at the beginning click here. Palace of Fine Arts

It is strange to write these California posts and see my pregnant belly now that Phoenix is 16 weeks old! I look at pictures and then look over at my son and think to myself, "It was you all along."

Now being in the throes of newborn land, I am even more thankful Jordan and I went to California for an extended vacation. I look forward to sharing stories from our adventures with Phoenix, especially this trip since he was there too!

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Another stop on our bus tour of San Francisco was The Palace of Fine Arts. The Palace of Fine Arts was originally built-in 1915 for the Worlds' Fair. Nashville also still has a standing structure from a Worlds' Fair, the Parthenon Building. Most Worlds' Fair structures aren't designed to be a permanent structure, so the Palace has been restored over the years. Including adding a theatre.

The theatre wasn't open, but there was an exhibition of costumes from the Hunger Games. The structures are beautiful and the lake surrounding offers a piece of tranquility amongst a busy city. In addition to all of the tourists, I spotted quite a few locals enjoying the weather on the grassy lawn.

Have you visited Palace of Fine Arts before?

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^ 30 week bump!

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