It’s almost been a week since I got back from a thirteen day vacation, but I needed that time to collect my thoughts. Jonathan and I drove north to visit family, friends, and new places (well, not entirely). So we drove eleven hours to hit Annapolis, DC, Baltimore, and then Brooklyn and New York City. Here’s what happened:
Stuffed our bellies to the point we never wanted to eat again.
Tripped and shattered my Baccarat ring and nearly cried (the ring, not my knee).
Played with my parent’s new kitten Thorpe.
Watched some Vuelta stages since I wasn’t at work in the mornings.
Toured my hometown of Annapolis on a boat (complete with a tour guide).
Took mom to see Ponyo. Yet another Miyazaki masterpiece!
Observed seacreatures up close and personal at the Baltimore Aquarium.
Visited the Land of Pleasant Living for an evening at Brewer’s Art.
Saw a 1983 Minor Threat video in the Whitney.
Hence, I discovered Dan Graham, a nice surprise.
Saw a cockroach in Times Square, a reminder of Savannah.
Bought a wind-up, jumping Totoro at Toy Tokyo.
Decided that Brooklyn is a bigger, more expensive Philly.
Ate amazing, real-tasting vegan ice cream (not soy delicious) and yummy arepas.
Saw Damien Hirst’s shark tank first-hand. Super scary. I fully appreciate it now.
Stopped by two Deitch Projects galleries.
Finally saw two Joe Sorren paintings up close and personal. Stunning!
Got “art-ed out” from visiting museum after museum, gallery after gallery.
Got a parking ticket last day in NYC for a block party in Bushwick. No notification.
Spent a day in the pool with my nephew pretending to be a turtle and a whale.
Wandered around the Air & Space Museum again (as always).
Rode shotgun while Jonathan drove the entire trip because I can’t drive stick. Plus, I killed his car the last time.
Returned to work sad and tired with a small cold.
After spending so much time in the car, I was eager to return to my bikes and live semi-car free again. I’m probably forgetting a lot, but this caps off the roundup. Like I said, I needed a week to simply process my vacation.