A few weeks ago I spent some time on the east coast again. It was SO wonderful being back on my old turf and spending time with my best friend. We live far apart (sort of…. she lives in AZ and I live in CO – much closer than we used to live when she was in MA and I was in CA or CO!) But of course with life and our schedules, we don’t see each other as often as we’d like. As best friends typically do, we fell back into our best friendness ways as soon as we saw each other. Her wedding was beautiful and she was a gorgeous bride!
I took an overnight to CT on Wednesday/early Thursday AM. Once in Hartford I picked up my rental car (a suuuuuper cute Kia Soul SUV) and headed to my old college campus – Umass Amherst – to quickly tour the campus, stop by the bookstore to grab a shirt & water bottle and then pick up lunch at my most favorite Mexican hole in the wall EVER before driving to Rhode Island – my destination. It was the first time I’d been back to Umass since I graduated in 2008. What a much needed trip!
After picking up lunch I headed to Newport, Rhode Island. I had visited several years before when Steve and I did an east coast tour. I couldn’t wait to get back to the beautiful town.
On Sunday after the three day wedding festivities I headed to New York City to see Matt, one of my cherished friends from Semester at Sea. Driving in the city was a nightmare as always but so worth it to spend a few hours with Matt.