Thursday, June 24, 2010

East Coast Adventure

it's been a while since i last blogged.. and that is because we've been across the country visiting the east coast.  we figured now would be the best time to see some of this beautiful country, so we packed up and hightailed it over to Boston, New York, and DC.  sort of an "our nation's old and interesting places" tour.  It sounded like fun, and it really was, in Boston and New York.  lots of sightseeing, walking, eating, walking, sleeping, walking... but by the time we got to DC it was more like this: sweating, walking, sweating, walking, sweating, eating, sweating, walking, sleeping, sweating, walking, sweating... you get the picture.  at 90+ degrees and around 100% humidity, i am not really sure how people who live there deal with it!!! I was so hot and sweaty i literally sweated through a few shirts.  gross.  so, needless to say, DC was not as much fun as i had hoped.  my feet were tired, we were hot and sticky, and we (nick) were beginning to get on each other's (my) nerves.  we are sooooo happy to be home, where 70 degrees is just warm enough.

on another note, i have found a new appreciation for nick's job:  most people say "oh it must be so hard having nick gone for whole days at a time"  well, no its not hard.  in fact, i really enjoy it.  by the end of our 10 day trip i was just excited to be in a different room than him.  that is not to say that i don't love him with all my heart, or that i didn't have fun on our trip, but i just really appreciate my personal quiet time.  that doesn't make me a bad wife, does it??  hopefully you are not shocked by my honesty.

Here are a few photos from the trip:


 Boston Common


hooker entrance? that's just inappropriate.


Battle of Bunker Hill memorial


this is about halfway up the 275 steps of the Bunker Hill Memorial... Ugh.


Times Square


At the Capitol