Showing posts from April, 2013

The BIG Travel Secret

There's this secret I've been holding on to for way too long. Waaaaaay too long. It's been killing me to not be able to say anything. I mean, a few people knew, but not the main person. The person that is a part of the secret. The person who knows nothing about what is going to happen.

I'm going to Europe this summer. And I'm taking Elias. And until last night, he had no idea.


I didn't think I'd be able to keep the secret for as long as I could. There were so many times I almost said something. But I didn't. Mom didn't. No one did.


This secret started a while ago. Michelle mentioned her daughter Meghan was getting married in Amsterdam and asked if I would be interested to go to the wedding. Michelle and I went to Moscow several years ago when Meghan was studying there (if I get the gumption, I'll transcribe my notes onto the blog one day). So I know Meghan. And Michelle knows I'll take any opportunity to go …

The Washington DC Spring Break Extravaganza - Day 3

March 29, 2013

We noticed this morning an unfortunate trend. Or at least an unfortunate trend for Elias. My head hits the pillow at the end of the night and I pass out as if someone pounded me on the head with a mallet. Elias...not so much. He's been dealing with restless sleep and waking up early. Poor kid. It will always catch up with you...

Since Elias was up early (which meant I would be up early), we were able to get ready for the day pretty quickly. Brunch wasn't until 1030a, so we had to figure out how to kill some time beforehand. A little digging and we decided to tour around George Washington University.

GWU was one Metro stop from our hotel, so it was wildly easy to get to. The problem with touring a college is that if you don't plan ahead, you don't get to see anything, because you just don't know where to go. We found a map on one of the streets and we tried to find a place to go...a place that might have a bookstore where we could get Elias …