We got to go on vacation 2 weeks ago and boy was it a trip. Lots and lots of driving, but it was fun and way better than flying (because I hate flying).
We drove to New Jersey the first day and spent some time with Chris's friend Mark. It was great for them to catch up and nice for me to get to know Mark a little more because I had only met him at the wedding before now.
After that we headed to New York City where we met up with Chris's parents and brothers for a couple of days. We spent some time in the city -
did some walking and site seeing,
relaxed in central park,
and visited the Museum of Natural History.
From there we stopped in Connecticut to see some family friends of the Kauffman family. We ate dinner with the Pecks and had a great time just hanging out.
Finally made it to Boston from there where we stayed with Kyle and Matt (Chris's bros) the rest of the time. We went downtown/site seeing, did some shopping (specifically picked up a couple of Red Sox items for the baby), did lots of sleeping in, and hung out with the family. (PS - new transformers move = waste of time).
THEN we got to drive back...the trip up had a few stops, which was nice. We decided to take a different route home because on the way up we got stuck in DC traffic for over 2 hours. We left Boston at 6 am, and drove, and drove, and drove.... and drove. As of now I despise Virginia and Pennsylvania because they take a million hours to cross. :) We ended up stopping somewhere in North Carolina around 7pm (yeah 13 hours of driving with few quick stops) where we got a hotel for the night. It ended up being really nice because it was a brand new Fairfield Inn and it was just a really nice last night of vacation to relax, do some swimming, get some sleep and get a free huge breakfast. :)
I did fine throughout the vacation. I was kind of sore after sitting in the car so long both ways (especially in my neck which spurred on some headaches) and I had to do a lot of stopping and sitting in New York but other than that, no problems other than an ankle blister. :) Now if I could just get back into my routine of getting up early and working all day. :)
There's a lot going on the next several weeks. Our new senior pastor is finally coming next week. We are pretty pumped and looking forward to that. Chris has some activities coming up at work and we will finally get to start doing some decorating in the baby's room once we know what it is...we just have to lock sneaky people out of the room so they don't try to find out the sex. ;)