Jon and I had an AWESOME trip together (honeymoon trip? saying goodbye trip? road trip?)! I haven’t traveled much inside the US since I tend to go out of the country when I have the time/funds to travel (all you non-married readers- go travel while single with a friend when you can split the costs- traveling when you have to pay for two people from the same bank account is a bit more depressing), but I am so glad we did this trip.
We started out trip out early on the morning of the 12th (after staying up way too late watching Orange is the New Black). I drove for the first three hours and slept the entire rest of the drive (that’s an entire day of sleeping really, don’t ask me how I did it), aside from a quick stop we made in DC. I loved DC! Unfortunately, it was dreary and I was in my road trip clothes, but whatever. We saw all the monuments in The Mall within a few hours before getting back in the car. My personal favorite was the Potomac River there.
Sorry, no descriptions. Those are major monuments and the river. I’m sure you can all figure it out. We ended up getting to Beacon, NY that night and staying with Jon’s friend, Paul. We didn’t end up getting in till around midnight and we were exhausted after spending the whole day in the car! We had breakfast at a diner early in the morning and then went back to Paul’s to shower and pack our things.
The next stop was Boston! We got into our hotel and I was already feeling sick from eating out for the last two days and sitting in the car for so long, so Jon and I walked a total of 2 miles in the rain for some deli meat and fruit and veggies. He loves me. Then it was time for a Red Sox game! We took a two mile walk there…
We enjoyed some scenery on our walk. We were totally in love with Boston! However, I must say that the insane roads (who has three roads to one intersection) and the traffic made me so thankful that I am not living in Boston for the next three months! But still amazed at how pretty this city is! Anyway, so we made it to Fenway Park for the game. I have to be honest here… Red Sox games suck. I’ve only ever been to Braves games because they’re awesome, but the crowd at a Braves game is so much more fun! We tomahawk chop and chant and clap and stand up and cheer and the camera is constantly on the crowd and the 7th inning stretch is interactive! At Fenway, the 7th inning stretch is just long enough for a quick Take Me Out to the Ballgame and that’s it. I was seriously disappointed. No fun cameras, obviously no tomahawk chopping, nothing. I did learn what the Green Monster was though (see green wall below).
The next morning, we went to a Fenway tour. It was decent. Not my favorite, since I’m really only a Braves fan and don’t even care about any other baseball, but I was fairly entertained throughout the tour. I do have a ridiculously hard time understanding people over a speaker though, so I only caught about half of what the guy was saying (not his fault- I always have a hard time hearing people on any type of tour).
After our thrilling tour, we headed down to Plymouth to tour the area a bit before meeting up with Diane, the woman I’ll be living with. We drove by and saw my new place of employment and enjoyed Marylou’s Coffee. Guys, BEST COFFEE EVER! I am already dreading having to leave this area because there will be no more Marylou’s! It was like instant love with my pink cup of delicious coffee! And I loved the little beach we found!
After our exploring, we went over to my new place to meet Diane! Jon and I really enjoyed meeting her! It’s such a perfect fit for my first travel assignment! I loved both rooms that she has available (Jessica will take the other room)! Also, she lives on an awesome pond!
Seriously. AMAZING. Jon and I spent about an hour talking to Diane and then we brought all of my stuff in and unpacked a bit. We decided to head down to Cape Cod since we’re so close, but it was almost dark when we got there. We had some dinner and then made it back to Diane’s to sleep around 11pm. We got up early (the sun rises at like, 4:45 here!) the next morning to head up to Portland, Maine!
I haven’t made it to going through any other pictures yet, so the rest will be to come! Besides, the rest of the trip was what I loved so much, so more to look forward to now! This was long enough! I’m headed off to run since I have time to kill and don’t feel like exploring anything else since we just finished such a long trip!