I’m sure B has asked himself that question a few times over the last couple months. I have definitely hit the road a few times, with and without him, in and out of state. Travel is my mistress, and I don’t care if loving her is wrong!
So beyond our trip to Ohio to check out OSU, B and I have tried saving a lot of our money because of our upcoming move. But you better believe that when an opportunity to get away for very little cash came up, I jumped on it like it was a runaway horse. Wow, I am full of metaphors and similes tonight. We’ll roll with it.
One of the first trips I jumped on was going to New York City with my seniors. Every year, the senior class goes on a trip somewhere as their senior trip during senior week (yes, everything does need to be labeled with “senior”). Last year, I joined in on a trip to Six Flags New England. This year, the class went somewhere new, somewhere bigger, somewhere called New York City. Many of my students hadn’t ever been out of Maine or New Hampshire, let alone outside of New England, so it was exciting to show them a new place. We went all over the city; they discovered street food (though they refused to eat anywhere without running water at first), they discovered the subway (some where thrilled, some swore they would never ride one again), and they learned that people in New York really can be nice (there’s a rumor going around that sometimes they, well, aren’t).
Then, of course, there were the many, many, many trips back and forth between Maine and Massachusetts to interview and do sample lessons for jobs. But those weren’t really picture-worthy, and no one probably wants to hear about that. I know I certainly don’t want to drive that much for quite a while.
B got to join me for the next few trips. He and I went to my friend Kristin’s wedding at the same mountain where we got married and had a blast! The wedding was gorgeous (as were the bride and groom), the band rocked, and we had such a good time getting back to such a special location for us as a couple.
And then… Bestie Alana came to visit! And we. went. everywhere. Holy cats. The first part was Vermont, specifically the Burlington and Waterbury regions. Then she and I went to Lowell to visit Bestie Alexandra and her husband Jimmy. A beach day to catch up together was in order, and we all came home a little pink. Throw in some time in our hometown for Fourth of July and some day trips here and there, and you have all of the trips we have been on. It’s been a little tiring, but totally worth it!
What trips have you been on lately?