Monday, October 4, 2010

Where the heck have you been for the last month???

Last week we returned home for an over month long hiatus from Florida. We've gotten a ton of questions from friends and family about what the heck we were doing, so I thought I'd put them all to rest in this blog entry called "Where the heck have you been for the last month???"

Question #1:  Where in the world did you go??
Answer:  First we went to Wisconsin for about 4 weeks.  Then it was on to Philly, Baltimore, and NYC before returning home.

Question #2:  Why did you leave?
Answer:  Ryan's grandma passed away and we went to Wisconsin to help out with cleaning out her house so it could be sold.  We went to the northeast at the end because that was a previously planned vacation. 

Question #3:  You must work for a pretty sweet company to get a month off!
Answer:  Well yes, and no.  We actually worked from home while we were in Wisconsin.  The only days that we took off were for bereavement right at the beginning and for our planned Northeast vacation right at the end 6 days total.

Question #4:  Wow, I bet you guys got sick of each other working in the same room day in and day out.
Answer:  Nope! :)

Question #5:  What else did you do while you were gone?
Answer:  See photo tour below...

While in Wisconsin, Ryan inherited his Grandpa's old Lionel train set.  We immediately set up a little round track in the basement and watched the trains go round and round and round.  Once we get a house of our own, Ryan will make it his mission to have a sweet train display that we can break out during the holidays.

 We also took in a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau field - my first time!  Cheers!
After our month long visit to Wisconsin, we headed to Philly for my bro-in-law's surprise 40th birthday party.  Check out the cool sidewalk chalk that the kiddies did.
 My sister went all out...even got a tent and caterer!
Next it was on to Baltimore for a day trip to visit some friends and take in the sights.  I got to make a pilgrimage to Charm City Cakes, which is the setting for the TV show Ace of Cakes.  You can only go in by appointment, so we just did a "drive by and hop out of the car" photo op. 
See that glass building?  That's the Baltimore Aquarium.  We toured the whole place and it was fantastic!  Afterward we took a stroll around the inner harbor where I took this photo. 

The next day we headed for an overnight trip to NYC to see the new play "Lombardi".   It is based on the life of legendary NFL coach Vince Lombardi.  Vince was the coach of the Green Bay Packers back in the day.  Gee...I wonder why Ryan wanted to see it.... 

We also paid a visit to Serendipity 3, our favorite place in NYC to get dessert.   This place was made famous in the movie Serendipity with John Cusak and Kate Beckinsale.  Here I am with their speciality -  frozen hot chocolate.  Mmmmmm!
And now we're back in Orlando!  I'm looking forward to fall and doing some cakes and DIY projects soon.  :)

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