Saturday, July 31, 2010

Lots of driving...

Well, it's been a while since I last are some pictures from the last few months in Georgia and my whirlwind trip around VA to see friends in DC and Newport News. More info on my new move in the next blog :)

Memorial Day Weekend -- Finally got my water camera developed - here's a cute picture of Dena and I floating down the Ichetucknee

June 11-15, 2010 -- Natalie and Martin's Wedding Reception in Atlanta
Natalie and Martin were married in December in Munich, Germany but friends and family from the US could not all make it, so this reception was to celebrate with friends/family in the US.

Wedding Festivities included:
Day 1: BBQ and lots of corn hole (my new favorite game!)

Day 2: Pemberton Place -- World of Coke and Georgia Aquarium thennnn the Fiesta Wedding Reception
Lisa Marie and I waiting for our tour to start at the World of Coke

3D fun at World of Coke - FIFA exhibit

FIFA exhibit at World of Coke, yes please!

Georgia Aquarium - Behind the Scenes Tour = amazing!!!!

Lisa Marie and I being cute :)

At the Fiesta Wedding Reception (Me, Natalie, Lisa Marie)

Day 3: White Water Rafting down the Ocoee in Tennessee

Our raft...waiting for all the other rafts that got dumped on the FIRST rapid!! geez

still waiting - lots of fun on the rapids to follow our long wait! Great Day!

Day 4: Stone Mountain

Natalie, Lisa Marie, and I after climbing the ropes course!

Natalie, Martin, Lisa Marie, and I riding the train around Stone Mountain after playing a round of putt putt!

4D movie

Following the wedding festivities, Lisa Marie and I drove to Myrtle Beach for some beach time with my parents and mom's family. Then, we drove to GA for a quick tour of downtown Savannah and a day on the beach with Lisa and Les - they were so wonderful and took Lisa Marie and I out on the boat to the St. Catherines island. Then, Lisa Marie had to go back to Connecticut...

4th of July weekend -- Drove to Gainesville to see Dena then down to Palm Beach to visit with my Aunt Rise and Uncle Peter. We had a great holiday weekend catching up and eating tasty coconut shrimp and thai food!

Uncle Peter, Aunt Rise, and I

July 11 - Marcie came to visit! We "watched" the WorldCup Soccer Final, spent some time downtown, and spent lots of time catching up!

Marcie and I, downtown Savannah

July 16 - Last day at Ft. Stewart

Pretty cake, tasty too!

I drove to work on the 16th with my car PACKED! trunk full (above pict), back seat full, passenger seat full! Immediately after work I drove to NC to see Courtney and Kyle! Our first reunion since they left Germany last summer! It'd been way too long but we had a great time hanging out and catching up.

July 23 - 27 -- Whirlwind tour of VA - DC then Newport News

Katy, Marty, and I after a delicious brunch at La Madeleine's

Random sign in Arlington, VA (Bangladesh is everywhere these days!! signs, clothes, etc)...unfortunately I somehow managed to not take any other photos that night...but we had a lot of fun at Riras (an Irish Pub) in Arlington, dancing the night away to the Sugar Buzz Band

Downtown Alexandria/Old Town - waiting for dinner with A*Phis which didnt work out as planned due to the horrible traffic!! but Christy, Julie, and I were able to get together :)

Christina, Amelia, and I at Maggie Moos in Newport News - after eating Mexican, of course!

I met up with Lacey on campus Tuesday morning -- wow, has it changed! 2 new buildings and a few old ones demolished!