Saturday, October 13, 2007

Week 1 and 2 USA tour

in a way, i've been just kind of dreading this.... not that i don't want to share all of the wonderful things that we did and amazing places we went and great friends that we saw... it's just that there is so very much to say. i'm not sure i can do it all justice. i guess since you've all been BEGGING ME (yes, i am aware that i said begging) i'm just going to try to show some photos and go over what we did... on the USA tour 2007.

let me first say that it was so amazing to see all the friends and family that i DO NOT see nearly enough of. let me also say that one of the best surprises was that caitlin decided not to go back to africa when she was supposed to and she stuck around to hang out in duxbury. christian and alana came down from new york and we just chilled.... and chilled. and drank lots of wine and soaked till we were raisins in the hot tub. it was ... magical.

after their visit we went down to new york and crashed with p's big brother. this is the view from his place. as you can see, it's a pretty average view ;-)

Since my sister, erin, lives ON a cranberry bog (notice i didn't say "NEAR"), she had organized a "Harvest Party" for the weekend after we got back from new york city. her house is awesome. the dogs are superfun and it's just really nice and very new englandy to be there.

The intention was to eat and be merry and watch all the cranberries being harvested and such. Unfortunately due to the dry season, the harvest was not ready to start on cue, but whatever, that didn't matter - we still had an awesome time. The icing on the cake - it turned out to be a little bit of a birthday party for p and i... something i really didn't expect at all!

auggie:Later on that week we went to Maeve's soccer practice - ted coaches the team. Dillon was cool enough to come along and keep p and i company. i know everyone says to younger people (yeah, i called them younger people) 'oh my goodness - you've gotten so much bigger since i saw you last!', but when i say it i really mean it. i mean, not that they don't, but i feel like i mean it more. anyways, i mean... it's not really fair... all this growing up behind my back.

they are awesome, anyways. the best. just the best.

Somehow, and i really have no idea how, seriously, i have NO good photos of alex's wedding. i robbed a few from katie and i'm hoping hags is gonna pull through with some amazing ones. it was just such an AWESOME night. she looked amazing. her dad made me cry. and then made me cry again when i told him how much he had made me cry. gail cracked me up. josie raised the bar and the roof with her speech. dad danced with me. grace danced the whole night. actually everyone danced the whole night. the dancing was amazing. a set list that was OUT of this world. the grand finale being, of course, stairway to heaven - just as alex wanted... straight out of a middle school dance. 'cept a lot prettier. we got to meet loads of people. we got to see mr. hagerty seriously get down. we got to see alex tuck her wedding dress into her underwear and get down. we got to see a kid fall and take out a table. the night was this and oh so much more... most importantly it was my dear, dear friend alex getting married. and then we walked home, in a desperate attempt to let it all sink in, oh and sober up... so that's all for now.... stay tuned for the second installment... vancouver, victoria, seattle, olympic national park, portland, redwood park, humboldt state forest, san francisco, monteray bay, santa barbara and duxbury... wow.

1 comment:

sognatrice said...

Looks like *so* much fun! Kind of makes me want to do a USA tour of my own....