Monday, July 23, 2012

Weekend in Numbers: Connecticut

This past Saturday morning, I took an early flight to Boston, rented a car at Logan, swung into town to pick up my sister, and then drove to the northwest corner of Connecticut to spend the weekend at our grandparents' house.  We had a fantastic time, though I did wonder...

Tomorrow's post will be filled with photos from our mini-vacation, but today I'll share the details with you in numbers:

We heard What Makes You Beautiful approximately 10 times/hour while listening to the radio in the car on the way to/from CT.  It’s a fun song, but that’s just excessive.

Pappy tried to start 9 conversations with Nana as they swam laps together in the pool.  Nana was wearing earplugs, so Pappy was largely unsuccessful.

I suggested we bring Charlie up to CT 8 times.  He’ll have such a good time as a country dog with all the fields to run through, the ponds and streams to swim in, and the wildlife to sniff out in the woods!

It’s possible that we each consumed 7 spare ribs for dinner on Saturday night.  What?  Pappy is a really good cook!

Sarah waxed lyrical as she tried to explain 6 inside jokes from her time at Trinity as we passed through Hartford.  One had something to do with a closed mountain.  That's all I know.

I arrived at the airport at 5am to catch the shuttle back to DC this morning.  A calorific breakfast sandwich and a gorgeous sunrise made the hour more bearable.

Sarah and I spent 4 hours sunning ourselves by the pool.  Don't worry, we slathered on SPF 30.

I explained 3 blogging terms to Nana: linkup, vlog, and sponsorship.  She now understands one of them.

We are so lucky to have 2 loving grandparents who are brilliantly vibrant and overwhelmingly generous.  I’m already looking forward to my next trip to New York in the autumn to see them again.

All in all, it was 1 amazing weekend!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Betsy! I saw your comment on my post over on "Story of my Life" yesterday, and thought I'd pop by and say thank you! It's always so fun to meet fellow Harry Potter lovers :-) You're right...those books are so rich...I discover more and more each time!

    On another note, it looks like you had a wonderful trip to CT! We spent some time up there last beautiful! Hope your Monday has been a good one so far.


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