Thursday, August 19, 2010

Cheeseburger in Paradise.

I flew back to Michigan this past weekend. It was a sort of impromptu family reunion/ homecoming. My Mom, and I hadn't been back to our family's lake house since 2003, my brother in 15 years. We were long overdue. We also timed our trip for the annual Cheeseburger in Caseville. A huge event spanning the entire week filled with Jimmy Buffet, Margaritas, Music, events and of course cheeseburgers.

We went to Air Margaritaville Saturday night a tribute band for Jimmy Buffet. It was a lot of fun though abnormally hot for Michigan. The best part I think was just being back there. Spending time with my family and being at our lake house. I'm making plans to go back next year and bringing Eric this time.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

First Anniversary vacation!

Eric and I took a long weekend to celebrate our anniversary in Washington, D.C. It was a fantastic trip. We explored the city, a lot of the museums and ate a ton of great food.  We did end up exploring some of the eateries Anthony Bourdain explored on his trip to the city. We are pretty big fans of his. We went to Ben's chili bowl for a half-smoke and fries. A half smoke I learned is half sausage half hot dog with chili, onions and mustard. It was awesome.

The Smithsonian is amazing. We checked out the National History museum, Art museum, Air and Space. We walked miles inside the buildings looking at everything.

The National monuments were also amazing. The WWII memorial and the Korean memorial were two of our favorites. Seeing old Abe was pretty cool too.

We had a wonderful time to visiting Jose Andreas restaurant's Jaleo and Oyamel.  We sat at Jaleo eating spainish tapas for a while. Drinking Sangria and Estrella Damm Inedit beer. So good. Jaleo lead into one of our favorite evenings  there. We ate great Spanish tapas reminiscent of our honeymoon in Barcelona and we went to see Avenue Q.  If you have a chance to see it go. It is hilarious. 

We also went to the historic Tabard Inn restaurant for our anniversary dinner. It was a wonderful dinner and a great way to cap off our first year of being married.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Happy Anniversary and a mini vacation.

I can't believe it's been a year. It's been a whirlwind of change.  We are both working in our respective fields. School is finally behind us. Eric passed the bar, we moved, and the excitement of being newlyweds has been fun. It has been a challenging year but it has ended up amazing.  I am ridiculously happy. I now look back on my wedding pictures and wonder how it can be possibly be a year. Time seems to have stretched in one sense then flown by in another sort of like the movie Inception but much happier.
I still dream of the amazing time we had on our honeymoon in Barcelona and long to go back. Maybe in a few years we can go back and celebrate, but for now I am looking forward to our trip to DC creating new memories.