Monday, August 14, 2017

East Coast Trip 2017: New York

Check out part one of this three part trip post here. For the second leg of our trip we headed from the Jersey shore to upstate New York, to celebrate my cousin Daron's high school graduation. They live up in Poughquag, which is such a beautiful area of the state. Even the drive up was so enjoyable, mainly because we were riding in a minivan thanks to Budget (the boys were fascinated!), and also because it's just so darn pretty. This part of the trip was just for a weekend and it was filled with all things family, but we did manage to do a few extra things too.

Whenever I'm around my extended family I am filled with SO much happiness. My Mom's siblings- my two Aunts and Uncle- are three of my most favorite people in the world, and being with them is the best. My kiddos love them, it's just a really amazing time no matter what we're doing. Add in our cousins, second cousins and everyone else, and it's wild! You can bet when we get together there's always a few things happening- good food, good wine, and lots of dancing. My Uncle Brian threw my cousin's party at his house and it was such a good day full of all of those things that bring me so much joy, and it was also extremely entertaining to be around all of those teenagers. Hank and I were continuously laughing over how old we felt, and how much we did NOT mind that one bit!

While there we also made a quick stop at George Washington's home (or one of them, at least), stopped by Rutt's Hut on the way into NY, and did a whole lot of hanging at my Uncle's in that beautiful backyard. A short weekend, but the best time ever. Here are some photos from our time with family. A few of the photos below were snapped by my Uncle Paul too. Enjoy, and I'll be back soon with the final post from this vacation- Vermont!


1 comment:

  1. What a fun trip!!!!! Such sweet memories captured in those photos!