|I still do 1996-2016|
I'm not a big fan of travel, so it took me a few days to really feel settled and enjoy myself being away from home (and by then it was nearly time to head back), but we did have a wonderful trip and enjoyed our unhurried, calm, quiet time together. I have tagged along for a day or two of a work trip that Kirby was on, and we have "house-swapped" with my parents to celebrate an anniversary or gone away to a nearby town for one night, but this was our first real TRIP together (out of state, kid-free, no work commitments at all) since our honeymoon. It was just what we needed.
Our plane landed in Hartford (after an early-morning red-eye flight and a layover) in the early afternoon. We picked up our rental car and grabbed some lunch. Then we headed to the cemetery where my grandparents headstone is located. It was a beautiful day and I LOVE cemeteries and I hadn't seen the marker for my grandparents since it had been placed in the ground, so that was a great way to start our trip. Then we drove to Boston and walked around downtown for a few hours. We went in the Boston public library, walked through the public gardens, went by Cheers and saw the Boston Marathon finish line. After our quick self-guided tour, we hopped back in our car and headed to the hotel we were staying at that evening. Travel had worn us out, so we had pizza delivered to our room and turned in early.
|State Veterans Cemetery, Middletown, Connecticut|
|Boston Marathon Finish Line|
|Super cool book art at the Boston Public Library|
|cool church window in Boston|
|Ships Knees Inn (we highly recommend you visit!)|
|Our shadows on the morning of our 20th anniversary|
|A pair of seals in the water (hundreds more on a sandbar in the distance)|
|glorious sunset on Skaket Beach 9.20.16|
|amazing sunrise on our final morning|
|the "old" married couple who need major work on their selfie skills!|