Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Road Trip!

I am wondering if I will have East Coast withdrawal in a couple of months when we move to Alaska. I am pretty sure there will be a long list of things I miss about this area, I am just hoping there will be enough new, exciting things about Alaska that it won't be a huge disappointment. We went on a road trip last weekend, up to Boston. It was so amazing, and it really hit me how lucky we are to have so many big cities close to us.

We drove all the way up I-95, taking a small detour to drive through New York City, which was a huge adrenaline rush! I was driving while Bradford navigated and we saw The Statue of Liberty (which we call the statue of bolivity, thanks to my little bro. Eric), Ground Zero, Radio City, Central Park and The Empire State Building. It was a whirlwind and actually seems like a dream now.

We got to Boston feeling a little cranky and tired and checked into our hotel. This was the view from our window, so we quickly lost our bad attitudes! The next morning we headed out to do part of the "freedom trail". Which is a walking tour through downtown Boston. My favorite stops were the old cemeteries that had tombstones all the way back to the 1700s! They were amazing!

After lunch, we headed to Gillette field to see a USA Soccer match against Panama. This game was the main reason Bradford wanted to go to Boston! The stadium was HUGE and USA won, so everyone was happy. Bradford kept getting really funny looks when he would yell things out in Spanish. It was so funny to see people's reactions to this crazy Gringo cheering in Spanish!

This is the main Quad at Harvard. We spent a couple of hours walking around the campus and neighborhood. It was just like I imagined, all lush and green with tons of old brick buildings. I even felt smarter when I was there.

Another thing I loved about Boston was the parks and public gardens. They were so well maintained and clean! Lucy enjoyed lunch in the shade more that once on this trip.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

By far the best shopping district in Richmond, Virginia... Carytown! And the best store in Carytown... Heidi Story. Aside from being able to by my jewelry there, you can find really cute and affordable "up and coming" designer's clothing and bags. Heidi, the owner, teaches sewing classes all week in a room right there in the store. I miss Carytown since I have moved to DC, and that says a lot since I have Old Town and Georgetown about ten minutes away.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

June Rewind!

Somehow we are almost half-way through June and I haven't posted once for the month. Lucy and I started the first month of summer in Atlanta with the Allen clan. We flew there with Kimball and met up with Dantzelle, Brad, Grandma Lewis, Delon and Larry and Myreel at the semi-annual BSA meeting. Dantzelle was receiving the Silver Antelope award for all her service in scouts, and of course our trip was filled with site-seeing. We toured the MLK sites, the Carter library and saw the laser show at Stone Mtn. It was a great to see everyone and explore Atlanta. Kimball and I stayed a few extra days and toured the Coke factory, CNN and the Olympic Plaza. It was such a blast to see family and spend some extra time with Lucy's favorite Uncle. Congrats to Dantzelle for her achievements in scouts, she is such a "celestial-ebrity"!

Lucy and Uncle Kimball

Me and my "sugar bean"

At the Coke factory

Stone Mountain ... Ode to our Confederate Soldiers!

Lucy at the Coke factory, right after the 3D movie!

Brad and Kimball in front of the home Martin Luther King Jr. grew up in.

This is the Church where Martin Luther King Jr and Sr both preached

The CNN Center.... Where is Anderson?