Monday, June 29, 2009

How we spent our East Coast vacation

Started with the red-eye flight to Washington, DC. This was a much better time-saving idea in theory; we ended up sleeping half the day after we arrived. Next time, we'll just fly out in the morning.

Josh and Jessica got to take Nic and I around DC to see the monuments that they have been to no less than one million times. What good sports.

We got up the next day at 4:30 a.m. so we could make it to Boston in time for our Segway tour. Totally worth it.

Made it to Maine where we were greeted by the rest of my family, bearing gifts of L.L. Bean totes, whoopie pies, and blueberry jam. Thanks Dad!

I freaked Nic out within the first ten minutes of being at the lake house. I was just really, REALLY excited to see that loon. It's not my fault he thought my frantic yelling meant I was in trouble.

I usually try to act tough and do whatever Nic does, but I never jumped into the lake. It. Was. Freezing.

Lest there be any further questions: This is how I really feel about lobster.

Everyone else, however, thoroughly enjoyed a daily helping of this Maine delicacy.

We visited Rockland and all the Wyeth museums. Here we are at the house that's in a ton of Andrew Wyeth paintings.

We also saw puffins and seals and lobsters and all sorts of other sea creatures. One of my favorite parts: all of the awesome antique stores.

On our way from Maine to New York, we happened upon Connecticut. Here, we were trapped in gridlock like I've never seen, got dumped on from the sky, and were rear-ended in our rental car. Our poor Yaris didn't even see it coming!

Safely out of Connecticut, we spend the day in New York City to make sure that we were completely exhausted by the time we got home--and we were.

I'm going to go ahead and say that this Wilcox family vacation was a huge success. Thanks to everyone for being so great and especially Mom and Dad for putting it all together.


E.M. said...

that's a bummer about the traffic - poor yaris.

either way, east coast is beautiful and it looks like you had a blast. i'm with you on the lobster...bleh. maybe the immaturity of my mouth is the reason, but there's something about that squeeling cry that...mmm - nope, not interested.

glad you're back.

Paige said...

Thanks to your trip, I discovered I don't like editing as much as I used to.

P.S. The word verification I had to type to leave this comment was "coneman." How awesome is that?

Julia M. said...

Your family IS so cool! What a fun trip! You saw so much in one trip. No wonder you're exhausted. :)

Andrea said...

It looks like you two had a blast! Really though, didn't you feel like the guy from Mall Cop on your scooter things? Were they as fun as they look?

Alissa Rae King said...

see facebook for more details, went a little comment crazy on your photo's for all the world to see, sorry! :) and I'm glad you're an editor, too, spell check and grammer and all that jazz. my spell check says I'm spelling grammer wrong. Grammar. really? that's doesn't look right... well the more I look at it. hmph, anyway, glad you're home and you work for... well that place at thanksgiving point, you know the one *wink wink*

Scott and Stefie Shoell said...

That looks like a total blast! Glad you had a good time :)

Tricia said...

Good thing you got all that "fun" out of the way. Now it's time for the real fun...preparing for convention! I'm super sad I won't be around to help :)