July 4th in the Carolinas

This past 4th of July week, Michael and I went to North and South Carolina for both family time and a vacation. Our trip spanned a week, from July 2 to July 9. Each 4th of July, Michael's side of the family comes together for a reunion at his grandma's house. She lives right on… Continue reading July 4th in the Carolinas

Father’s Day Weekend in Pensacola

Over Father's Day weekend, my husband Michael and I decided to celebrate our four-year anniversary on the beach. We invited my parents to join us, and the weekend could not have been more perfect. Of course, it was very hot -- that's to be expected in June -- but it was not overly hot to… Continue reading Father’s Day Weekend in Pensacola

Memorial Day Weekend in East Tennessee

As a resident of Tennessee, I have not spent much time in the Knoxville or Gatlinburg area. I went to Pigeon Forge once when I was in my teens and didn't remember much about it except that an aquarium was there. My husband Michael is a big theme park fan and really wanted to visit… Continue reading Memorial Day Weekend in East Tennessee

A Houston Weekend and “The Love of my Life” by Rosie Walsh

Last weekend, Michael and I visited Houston for the wedding of his brother Jason and now-wife Alex. It was beautiful, and the weather was perfect. Not too hot, not too cold, and breezy. Accommodations: Hotel Zaza - Downtown Museum District Hotel Zaza Houston Museum District Nestled beside the Houston Museum of Fine Arts and several… Continue reading A Houston Weekend and “The Love of my Life” by Rosie Walsh

A Weekend in Chicago, my Favorite City

This past weekend, my husband Michael and I visited our favorite city of Chicago for my baby nephew’s first birthday. Since we got married three years ago, we’ve tried to make a trip to Chicago annually. Of course, COVID-19 changed our plans in 2020, so we’ve been eager to go back this year. Accommodation: VRBO… Continue reading A Weekend in Chicago, my Favorite City

A Weekend in Branson, MO, and a Review of Instructions for Dancing

https://open.spotify.com/episode/0ct9wDF65ftPhu38g2VxpA?si=F7aNpH9nTp6MVAQ2rUnHJg&dl_branch=1 For our anniversary weekend, my husband Michael and I drove up to Branson, Missouri. I had never visited this area of Missouri before, and Michael was excited to spend time at Silver Dollar City, a theme park by the creators of Dollywood. Accommodation: Chateau on the Lake We stayed at Chateau on the Lake,… Continue reading A Weekend in Branson, MO, and a Review of Instructions for Dancing

Miami and a Mystery Novel

https://anchor.fm/jasmine-zust/episodes/Miami-and-a-Mystery-Novel-e102vs3 Last weekend, we took our first trip to lovely Miami, Florida, for the wedding of our dear friends Conner and Alex. My husband Michael was an usher, so we had to be there, but even if he wasn't, we would have made any excuse to visit Miami! Who doesn't want to spend a few… Continue reading Miami and a Mystery Novel

Disney World and The Dating Plan

Towards the end of February, we had the opportunity to go to Disney World! The last time I've been to Disney was when I was 10 or 11, so I was very excited to take a trip. Originally, the plan was to go in 2020, but of course, COVID-19 had delayed those plans. My husband… Continue reading Disney World and The Dating Plan