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Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday: I'm back

Good news! I am back in The Commonwelath (aka Massachusetts). After being out of town for nearly three weeks, I returned last night. What a trip! During the first two weeks, we enjoyed time with almost all of our family, seeing both of my husband's parents, his grandmother, my dad and brother (my mom is no longer living). We drove from Massachusetts to Illinois to Missouri to Colorado to Tennessee to Indiana. He left me in Indiana and continued on home. 

I was in Bloomington, IN for the week to attend a meeting with my professional association, ACUI. It was a lot of work, meeting with colleagues from around the country and brainstorming projects to start and continue others. I did manage to take a few instagrams from the past week to share...
(l) the last leg of the road trip for me (2) I learned driving with a blizzard from DQ isn't easy. Thankfully the mister held the cup for me after he took this shot!
While in Indiana, we ate a lot of good food. I didn't take as many foodie type photos as usual, but I did manage to capture these yummy moments!
(l) dinner at Oliver Winery (m) lunch at Finch's Brasserie (r) breakfast on the patio of the IMU
I flew back to MA by myself yesterday. I must say, after as many hours on the road as we had logged in the previous two weeks I was relieved to fly home. I had to change planes in Hotlanta, which I was skeptical about on a late July afternoon, but I made my connection and so did my bag! When I got off the plane in Boston, I couldn't remember the last time I felt temperatures in the 70s...ahh...
(l) hoofing it through ATL to make my connection (r) back in Boston
What plans do you have this weekend? I'm going to do a ton of laundry, a little cleaning and hopefully lay out in the sun. You see, I bought a cute swimsuit at Target before our trip but never had the occasion to wear it!

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  1. Welcome back! & I'm super excited about the new #shereadstruth study too. :)

  2. wow, I had no idea you were gone three weeks! that went by fast! sounds like a great trip! Wei am going on a road trip with yn family to Maine in a couple of weeks & i'm getting super excited (except for the fact that Joel can't come :() but he and I will be taking a road trip around lake Michigan last next month when the classes he's teaching end :D road trips are THE best.

  3. i didnt realize you were traveling for 3 weeks! i bet you are so glad to be back home. from all your IG pics it looks like it was a fun 3 weeks

  4. I can't tell you how many times I have hoofed it through the Atlanta being so close to Greenville, it's almost always a connection for me. I had hoof it in heels on the way to an audition one time...that was fun. Plans for my weekend? I'm packing for the beach! :D Hope you have a lovely one!

  5. aw girl! i'm your style inspiration?! whaaat? thanks for the love, beth! you could TOTALLY pull off a white dress! and i'm SO pumped for the new #shereadstruth plan, too!!!

  6. glad to hear you made it back safe! what a whirlwind of a trip you had!

  7. Driving and eating a blizzard is tricky but so yummy it's worth it :). Glad you had a good trip and that you're back safely!!

  8. Sounds like such a fun trip! I'm glad it was so good for you. Also, randomly, last week I had a blizzard for the first time in years. So good. And the mini ones are priced really well too! Anyway, I'm your newest follower :)

    Hey, I host a weekly instagram link-up on my blog. If you have 20 seconds I'd love for you to check it out and add this post to the party!


  9. I live in the Boston area and have never rode the T. I have been meaning to, but I always drive in. I need to do it! Glad I found your blog!

    your newest follower


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