well, we’re back in the sunny bay area. sorry i wasn’t able to post sooner. now there are a huge amount of pictures to upload, but i’m going to do my best here. Dev and i had a blast. she’s so amazing, and there’s no better way to figure that out than to spend 7 days together on the other side of the country. no regrets here. onward to the photos!
i spent the night over at Dev’s house so i wouldn’t have to get up too early. yes, leaving for the train AT six is too early. i do not enjoy mornings, but i was woken up with a cup of good coffee.
the flight wasn’t bad. we were delayed in Detroit for two hours, but it went by quickly since we stopped for a martini.
landed in Rochester, rented a car, drove to Doug and Brandie’s place, went to get Garbage plates. that was the whole first night in. Doug and Brandie are the cutest. it’s so great seeing them and their awesome cats.
Dev and i wake up early(ish) to drive up to Niagara Falls. now begins the dependency on Dunkin Donuts coffee.
it was COLD!!! i was over it very quickly. Dev took a bit longer to chill, which was good because it’s an amazing sight. definitely something i took for granted while living east.
we drove straight from the Falls to the Faculty Art Show at Brockport. surprisingly, this is why we flew out in the first place. Dolly Parton was supposed to play Boston the following night, so we figured we’d do both. unfortunately, Dolly’s tour was postponed. at least we got to see some new artwork.
DAY THREE and FOUR
here are Myron and Champ…Doug and Brandie’s cats.
Dev triumphs over iced up windows.
i managed to win both Rocky and Squeaky at the same time in one of those claw games at a rest stop on the thruway.
driving up to Cambridge, MA to visit Dev’s sister and brother-in-law who are expecting their first baby.
this is Ink, who is shaved from a recent surgery. i liked his boot paw.
and here is Blot.
i need to upload more photos.
we went on the Red line before heading to Vermont with Kesh and Kami to visit Pan and Dinny.
tea out back by the pond in Vermont.
Pan, Dev, and Kami in the kitchen.
Dev’s family is so wonderful. i’m really grateful that i was able to meet everyone out east on this trip.
we head back to Rochester from Vermont. it was a smooth drive most of the way, just some mild rain. the closer we got into the Rochester area, the more the snow came down. i wasn’t worried, it hasn’t been THAT long since i drove iin snow. on the otherhand, this was a new experience for Dev, and she was NOT having it. we made it back without too much of a delay, but we brought a few inches of snow with us.
we went to Sticky Lips for our last meal in upstate ny.
William and Sean
Doug and Brandie
but i figured that i couldn’t leave the east coast without a few games of bowling. Dev and I got Sean and Lindsay to join us. of course Lindsay was being a productive scholar and wrote a statement of purpose during the games.
i’m probably making fun of her for it here.
we even got the bottles that are shaped like pins!
not too bad.
up before dawn…again.
i leave my phone charger at Lindsay’s house. read some books and nap a lot on the plane.
we stop at the martini place in Detroit again and have the same waitress. and she remembers us. but not before riding the whole underground walkway. without walking. so we can experience the fake rainstorm/ rain forest light show. everyone should try it at least once.
so that was it. and i’m probably missing something or forgetting what happened on which day. this is just a rought outline. we had a great week long adventure and we were able to spend time with a lot of our favorite people.
i know a few more people that might check out this blog from time to time. don’t be afraid to leave a comment. it’s nice to know who’s actually reading this sometimes.