Today is the big day. After a month of driving, visiting friends and family, more driving, more friends and family, we are taking off for Europe! It's been such a blessing to have the time to see the people that we love and miss. A few photo highlights!
This is a photo from a fab Portuguese restaurant. Mom claims she had the best meal there ever (Baked Schrod). Estoril, Fall River MA. Thanks to Mom and Dad for putting us up for a week!
We visited Grandma and Grandpa. They're looking great!
Sadly I didn't get any great photos of my sister, Katie, her husband Fred, and daughter Sarah. I did get this really adorable one of Freddie. There's also another of the mess he made at dinner. The kids are adorable and I look forward to seeing them more often when I return.
We made our way to Boston and visited Maddy. She's taken up playing the harp and is more angelic than ever! Maddy is an inspiration for following her dreams.
Vanessa and Scott put us up for the week in Cambridge. They took us to a Sox game (they won!) .. and Brandon's favorite part was Sweet Caroline. I love the energy of the crowd. Next time we're sitting in the bleachers so we can have up close views of all the fights.
We came up with a new game -- drumstick fencing with our feet.
We said goodbye to everyone, ditched the car, and headed to NYC. Brandon's friends Tim and Carmela put us up for a few nights. We walked all over and got an obligatory shot of Times Square. What a huge military recruiting station (bottom left of photo).
Now we venture into unchartered territory (for us). Next report: from Europe! It's hard to believe we're doing this.. not sure when it will set in.
Val's Life and Travel Blog
In April 2010 I left the security of my FT job to travel for eight months -- across the US, Europe, India, and SE Asia. I spent six weeks in Spain in Feb 2013 and experimented with working remotely for an extended period of time. (It worked!) This blog is mostly about my travels and occasional life updates.
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