I just got back from a whirlwind tour of the East Coast. It was our first real family vacation ever. I know that is hard to believe, but it is true, unfortunately. Having worked through two degrees and then living away from our families, all of our vacation time was spent going to see them. But now that we live in our hometown, we can finally get out to other places.
We did 9 states in 10 days! (Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut) It was a blast. Spent two days exploring Washington D.C., two days in New York City, and then the rest of the week in Connecticut. I found the best used book store in the world! We swam in the Long Island Sound and Atlantic Ocean, ate New York Pizza and Bagels, had New England seafood, and bought lots of books...it was a great time.
Over the next week, I have some observations and thoughts that were floating around my mind while I was gone. I will unload them here.