Snapshots of Our August (Arlington, VA and beyond)

We don’t need no jet plane feel like we can fly
We don’t need no cold chain just to watch it shine
Twenty four carat lies we don’t got the time
We’ll be kings and queens in our own mind.
— Matt Kearney

August was somewhat of a whirlwind.

We stopped at Acadia National Park on our way home from Nova Scotia (I still haven’t edited any of those photos). And then I flew to Boca Raton, FL for a girls’ trip to celebrate one of my best friend’s 40th birthdays. Plus, the County Fair came to town (always a thrill for the kids, not so much for me). We finished up the month with a weekend trip to NYC (just Freya, her good friend, her good friend’s mom, and me) and a quick weekday trip to Williamsburg, VA where we spent one night at Great Wolf Lodge (I love a discount) and visited Busch Gardens the next morning, where i learned that all roller coasters now make me nauseous, especially during a heat wave.

So basically - lots of fun, but somewhat exhausting fun.

(Usually I don’t “describe” my photos, but there are some randoms in here - so here goes (1) Parker with her hands up at the County Fair; (2) ribbons from the Color Factory in NYC (temporary pop up); (3) Chinatown NYC; (4) Trout at the fair; (5) girls’ weekend (Boca Raton, FL); (6) In front of the Met (NYC); (7) Busch Gardens (Williamsburg); (8) on the street, NYC; (9) cellphones on the couch; (10) gift shop (NYC); (11) mural (NYC); (12) Broadway (NYC); (13) Chinatown (NYC); (14) the piano from Big (Macy’s NYC): (14) Great Wolf Lodge (Williamsburg); (15) a lazy day on the ocean at the Boca Beach Club (Boca Raton); (16) Nats game (they lost); (17) Heavenly Bodies at the Met; (18) Trout at Busch Gardens (Williamsburg); (19) moms and murals (NYC); (20) Target school supply shopping late in the season when everything has sold out; (21) I begged the kids to take one “good” photo together at Busch Gardens, this is what they gave me)


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