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Random Bits and Pieces, Washington Events

Goodbye 2013 Hello 2014

Can you believe 2013 is just about over? It’s been a crazy busy year, so full and amazing that I missed Re-Discover Washington’s birthday on November 3rd! The blog celebrated TWO full years, and I am still amazed at how much it has given me: discoveries, friendships, life lessons.

I’ve been a little quieter this year, especially the last couple of months. However, I am still here, re-discovering Washington and sharing my finds online with you. 2013 in review? I can try…

We lost Mannwell’s downtown… Still hoping somebody will open a nice cosy atmospheric coffee shop downtown… Until then, we have Cafe Tinto’s for delicious Kaldi’s brew. {A blog post on them is coming soon}.

A popular place for lunch, The Blue Duck moved on Front Street in a brand new wonderful space, and they are now open for dinner Thursday through Saturday. Delicious food, river view, a full cocktail menu and all. Check them out if you haven’t yet.

Definitely try The Blue Duck for dinner soon!

Definitely try The Blue Duck for dinner soon!

Discover Outdoors downtown closed doors, but we now have the Painted Home on its location on Main Street. I love going there for inspiration, and they also offer workshops and classes that can teach you how to freshen up your own furniture and turn it into a piece of artistic home decor.

The Painted Home has become one of my favorite stops on Main Street.

The Painted Home has become one of my favorite stops on Main Street.

We enjoyed a couple of Thirsty Thursdays this year, the 32nd Annual Art Fair & Winefest, the Main Street BBQ and BluesfestSunset on the Riverfront, the Chili Cook Off, the Fall Festival of the Arts and Crafts, the Washington Art Walk, Pumpkin Palooza and many other festivals and events.

There's nothing better than a festival downtown!

There’s nothing better than a festival downtown!

My list of people, businesses and events to blog about keeps getting longer and longer, which only goes to prove that there is so much more to Washington than we think. Downtown is as vibrant as ever, and I enjoy walking there daily, chatting with the store owners and shopping.

On a personal note, between August and November, I turned 30, we moved to a new house closer to downtown, we took a three-week European trip and visited my family in Bulgaria, I said Goodbye to my job at the Visitor Center and Hello to more of Slava Bowman Photography. Always curious to search and explore, I am looking forward to seeing where 2014 will take us.

Looking ahead to what 2014 has to bring...

Looking ahead to what 2014 has to bring…

Thank you for following Re-Discover Washington and helping this personal project of mine grown and evolve into a community affair. Washington, MO is definitely a great place to be!

One of the last 2013 sunrises I captured...

One of the last 2013 sunrises I captured…

 

About Slava

I am a twenty-something Bulgarian girl in the USA, re-discovering the world through the lens.

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