What a busy month it has been! Not only has July been absolutely beautiful, but I have enjoyed many special occasions and spent a lot of time by the water.
Since I last updated you, the most significant event was the nuptials of Brent’s college roommate Nick and the lovely Brittany. We were both so thrilled to be in the wedding party, and the weekend looked like it would be smooth sailing, until the entire town of Wolfeboro, New Hampshire blew a transformer, and we found ourselves in the dark. One fire alarm and two fire trucks later, we reconvened on the patio of the Inn after stealing every battery powered tea light in the building. It was not what was planned, but the couple kept their cool (more so than I would have been able to), and quickly rebounded.
They even let Brent and I crash their mini-honeymoon the next day, and the four of us went for our first zip-lining adventure in the White Mountains. On the way up, we stopped to see the mountain formerly known as the “Old Man.” When we first moved to New England in 1998, we took the same drive up to New Hampshire, and stopped to see the Old Man of the Mountain. Evey was memorably unimpressed. In her 5 year old voice, she yelled “What’s everybody staring at, it’s just a bunch of rocks that looks like Tarzan!” She would have been even more unimpressed these days. We also enjoyed lots of ice cream and lobster rolls over the weekend. I am still hopeful (but skeptical) that crawfish boils will be an acceptable lobster substitute down south, but I suppose we will have to wait and see.
The following weekend was our annual Bentley reunion trip to the beach. I have grown to appreciate these occasions so much as they become further and fewer between, as coordinating plans for a group of 18 is no small feat. At least we know that we will all be returning to the beach in Rhode Island next summer for Justin and Yoko’s wedding!
This past weekend was equally exciting, as I bid adieu to many friends from Harvard, Bentley, and Rhode Island for my last rowdy night in Boston before the move. So many more folks turned out than I had expected, and I felt so blessed that so many came out to wish me bon voyage, even some old friends that I had not seen since graduation. Thank you for making me feel so special!
Phew! That was a lot to swallow, wasn’t it? August will be even more jam-packed, as I embark on a road trip towards a new job and a new home. I will keep you updated all along the way, and will post things in shorter bursts, I promise!