Traveling in Style

28 Aug

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slash not.  By the time we arrived in Virginia last night, I was the most unpresentable I’ve probably ever been.  My mom was impressed that I didn’t even need a bobby pin to hold back my bangs anymore, because they were staying back on their own lol.

It was a pretty neat trip though because now I can say I’ve been to three states that I’d never been to before! Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania!  Although I’ve gotta say- Ohio and Indiana: get off your high “east coast” horses and just admit already that you are part of the midwest!  Like, seriously, you don’t need to be an hour ahead of Illinois & the rest of us.  Also, your agriculture looks exactly the same as the rest of the midwest!

Side Note: Pennsylvania is legitmately not a midwestern state.  The trees were so different and seriously they are the cutest things ever!  My mom had to be sick of me commenting on them by the time we made it into Maryland.  They look like some great being-mythical or not- like a giant, a wizard, or even God, took his pointer finger and thumb and pulled the trees upwards from the ground.  Seriously.  Go to Pennsylvania and tell me the trees don’t look like that.

Anyway, I digress.

I’m happy to be here, finally (remember how I said we were going to leave Tuesday?  Well because of that physical that I had to get we didn’t leave until Wednesday afternoon lol), even if it is just for a day.  We broke our trip up into two days and stayed in Rockford, IL for a night with my cousin.  The rest of the fam was on vacation at Lake of the Woods in Canada except for Miriam (who stayed home to work on projects for her fashion label) and Anna (who had to work).  Sadly we didn’t get to see Anna due to an unfortuneate series of events.  The first of which was a cocktail party (i think) for work that she had to attend, the second was a car accident :(  Total bummer.  At least she is fine though.  And although it sucked that we only got time with one family member, it was totally lovely overall.

&&& I got to meet their new(ish) puppy named Charley.  Cuteeee.  He is a chocolate lab and by now he is past the true puppy stage.  He is more in the gangly adolescent phase now. Presh! although a little naughty at times.  He did pee on my foot. lol. But it was sooo much fun to watch him and GiGi play.  They were vicious!  The teeth totally came out, but it was all in good fun.

Alrighty, well I have much to do before tomorrow’s departure (!) and so I must bid you all adieu.

xxo

p.s. scary thing- my computer logged me out of wordpress because I hadn’t been on in so long!! I promise to be better in the future!

p.s.s. I’m still working on the invisible header thing.  Hopefully it will be fixed soon!

p.s.s.s.  It rained almost the entire two day trip! I couldn’t believe it.  And now, it just started raining like nuts in Alexandria, VA!  What’s the delio, weatherman?

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