Sunday, October 16, 2016

The Sunday Post {2}Corsets and Traveling

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Hello, My Lovelies!
I hope you all are doing well!
I absolutely love October in Ohio and the weather, so far, has been perfect Fall weather. So, I decided to take the first week of this month off and get out and actually explore my surroundings.

To kick off my local ‘Destination Exploration’, I stopped at the Ohio Renaissance Festival to check out one of my favorite Scottish bands, Albannach. Not only are they amazing musicians, they’re awesome people. If they’re ever in your area, check them out—you’ll thank me for it!

So, yeah, if you follow me on Instgram, you’ll know that I decided to get into the Renaissance spirit and channel my inner Grace O'Malley and go dressed as a pirate—complete with a corset. I must applauded all of the women who rocked a corset as part of their daily life, because that thing was seriously brutal, brutal I say. I was so glad to get out of it.

I also decided to check out a few of the backroads and ended up finding a local Amish pumpkin farm with a massive windmill that had been transformed into a cornstalk tower.
My last leg of my exploration took me to Serpent Mound, or ‘America’s Stonehenge’ as it’s often called. It’s a massive coiled serpent holding an egg in its mouth. At 3feet high and 1,370 feet long, it’s the longest snake effigy in the world and there’s actually a smaller replica near Stonehenge. It was started circa 300 BC and no one has actually been able to figure out why. It’s been nearly twenty years since I visited this place, so it was nice to revisit it as an adult.

During my explorations, I managed to get through several audiobooks, reviews soon to come, and a few paperbacks.
Here’s what has happened on the blog so far in October:
All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris—having loved this series, I enjoyed catching up with Aurora.
Teetotaled by Maia Chance—I was really impressed with this new-to-me cozy mystery series set in the roaring twenties and I’m looking forward to checking out the first book.
Waiting on Wednesday: The Official Poldark Coloring Book—It’s a Poldark coloring book, need I say more?
An Open Spook by E.J. Copperman—I didn’t really care for this one and I was rather disappointed considering I loved this series.
What I’m listening to: Nobody’s Baby By Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips—Not my favorite set-up, I loathe it when a woman tricks a man into getting her pregnant, but I can’t seem to stop listening because I’m itching to see what happens.
What I’m reading: Three Graves Full by Jamie Mason—ooh, this one has been interesting. Jason Getty murdered a man and buried him in his backyard but things get tricky when the landscape crew he’s hired to fix up his yard finds a skeleton Jason didn’t bury. This one has been in my TBR pile for eons and I’m so glad I finally decided to pick it up.
Have you explored your area lately?
Do you listen to audiobooks when you travel?

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