On Monday, Paul and I got back from visiting New England.
Pictures will be forthcoming. I have to figure out which ones to upload, and I’m afraid if I wait till they are ready then I will never write this post! So you’ll get a prose overview.
We left very, very early on Friday morning – we got up at 4am after going to bed at 1:30am. (We are such night owls that it is hard to go to bed early, especially when we’re both excited about a trip!) We took MARTA to the airport and flew to Boston. Note: I have decided flying is EXTREMELY annoying. It used to be fun, but not anymore. All the security stuff and no-liquids-or-gels are SUCH a hassle. For one, I had to leave my face soap and moisturizer here because I couldn’t find them in small travel sizes. Perhaps in the future I will buy refillable 3oz bottles but it’s just SUCH a pain. I’d almost rather buy more for my stay in New England. I think from now on, I will opt to drive if it’s an option.
Anyways, our trip was uneventful and we got in and got our rental car. We realized that the guy upgraded us to a bigger car even though we told him “no”. That annoyed us, but we didn’t feel like dealing with it (probably his plan all along). Paul dropped me off at Becky’s, and he went to see some old friends from when he lived and worked in Rhode Island. I meanwhile visited with Becky, daughter Katherine, and sister-in-law Amy. I also had the opportunity to visit Rhode Island Right to Life, an organization I’ve had the privilege of doing freelance design. It was fun to meet my biggest client!
In the afternoon, I had the distinct pleasure of a visit from Susan and little Hans! :-) Now I KNOW y’all are jealous! It was WONDERFUL to see them, and I miss Susan so much! We spent a lovely afternoon together, until Susan had to leave and go home. :-( (It was lovely being with you, too, Becky! :-))
In the evening, a third blogging friend Nichole came over with her husband Micah. Nichole is 8 months pregnant with their first child, and it was so much fun to see her with her cute baby belly! (You looked GREAT, Nichole!) We had a delicious meal that Nichole and Becky cooked, and then we proceeded to watch the pilot episode of Firefly in an attempt to convert Matthew to a browncoat. (I think it worked. Maybe.) The Millers have a pretty sweet home theater setup – a projector and a blank wall, with Manchew as company. And I haven’t even begun to talk about Bugaboo and Bungalow, the most adorable and sweetest Bengal cats (after my own kitties of course)! I fell in love instantly and tried to sneak Bungalow home but Matthew caught me.
Paul and I ended up leaving late and getting to bed around 3am. Yes, if you’re keeping track, that means we were up 23 hours after only 2 1/2 hours of sleep. :-) (We think we’re still in college.)
I decided to finish writing about the rest of my trip later, as I am tired and need to go to bed. I’ve been working on this post all evening and keep getting interrupted. Maybe tomorrow I’ll have pictures! :-)
Oh and I highly recommend the Chuck Diesel.