This Monday, I returned from a week-long excursion to CIties of Eastern America, namely Boston, New York, and D.C. My trip through Boston was short but high-density, an included an impromptu Thanksgivingesque feast in Framingham. My 4 (!) days in NYC added up to almost 3 days longer than I'd ever been to the city, and included a musical revue of songs written by a friend I've known since 6th grade, lots of visiting with some friends I haven't seen in years and years (1 from high school, 1 from college) and a top-secret meeting with the publishers of a forthcoming Sweet Valley High followup for grown women like myself. This meeting was my real reason for heading to the Big Apple, and I'm excited to share more about it on Sweet Valley Diaries.
Wasn't this enough travel for one week? Why even bother with DC? Well, I couldn't very well miss my best friend's wedding! Technically in Frederick, MD (or maybe Thurmont?), this was a really cool outdoor wedding with tons of rustic-chic touches. And sure, the lavender wedding rice cones I spent hours making from paper and ribbon were ignored by virtually all the guests, but they looked cool and smelled awesome. I got to see typically unemotional people cry tears of sweet joy and sentiment. And I got to hang out with history's happiest, cutest baby.
I'm going to share some more photos and observations about the trip in the coming days. Enjoy! I did. A lot.