Our Visit to the National Arboretum

Visiting the National Arboretum

One of the most exciting things about our move to Northern Virginia is that some of the greatest arts, cultural, and historical sites in America are in the District of Columbia. Although we’ve been hard at work unpacking boxes and renovating part of our new house, we managed to sneak out … Continue reading

Treman State Park is a Gorges Place to Spend the Day

Treman State Park 2 MilliGFunk

Originally written and published on my blog, A Year in Taipei on July 3rd, 2006. (Note: all photos in this post are ones I took 2006. If they’re low res or grainy, it’s either because it was my first-ever digital camera, or because the high-res versions have been lost since then. … Continue reading

One of My Favorite Days in Vermont Was at Bragg Farm

Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop on MilliGFunk.com

One of My Favorite Days in Vermont Was at Bragg Farm Sugarhouse & Gift Shop in East Montpelier, Vermont. Bragg Farm has been making its own pure Vermont maple syrup for a whopping eight generations, and their farm is a fun and relaxing place to stop by for a bit. By … Continue reading

A Great Afternoon at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill

The Cold Hollow Cider Mill - MilliGFunk

We spent a great afternoon at the Cold Hollow Cider Mill in Waterbury, Vermont this summer. The Mill has a lot to do, including a luncheonette, a beer sampling room, a big gift shop, outdoor areas where you can sit and relax, a bakery, and more. I think that’s why … Continue reading

A Dark Chocolate Beer Truffle at The Cocoa Bean in Montpelier

MilliGFunk Visits the Cocoa Bean of Vermont

If I’m walking down the street, and I see a chocolate shop, I’m going in. After lunch in Montpelier, Vermont this summer, we passed The Cocoa Bean of Vermont, and I headed inside (for the record, I heard no argument from Nick, my parents, or Small Shaw). The Cocoa Bean … Continue reading

Visiting Beautiful Barre Vermont


Earlier this summer, we had the opportunity to travel to Vermont for the very first time. One of the days of our trip that stands out in my mind is the day we spent visiting beautiful Barre, Vermont. Pronounced “Barry” by the locals, the town is just large enough to have … Continue reading

Guest Post: The YNPN St. Louis Blog

Once upon a time, before I became an Army Wife, I was passionate about my career in nonprofit marketing. I’d worked for several well-known nonprofits, and I loved marketing causes instead of material things. One of the ways I invested in nonprofits was as a volunteer with the Young Nonprofit … Continue reading

Visiting the Dole Plantation

MilliGFunk Being Silly at the Dole Plantation

I promised that I’d share a few of our honeymoon adventures, but our time with family and friends has definitely taken priority since we came back from Hawaii. I shared our perspectives with you on sea kayaking, and I also shared a few pictures of and a blog post about … Continue reading

My Last Thursday Night Run Club


Ugh, this one’s hard to write. Thursday night was my last time running with the Thursday Night Run Club in Colorado Springs. The Run Club gave me something to look forward to every Thursday night while Nick was in Afghanistan. Each week, we’d run, we’d swap stories about recent races, … Continue reading

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