Friday, September 24, 2010

Let's Go to New England!

Yep.  That was the little phrase that saved my sanity.
And then occasionally in the ensuing weeks - he would walk around humming "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year".  Because, well, we all know how I feel about fall.

And then he really made it happen LAST WEEK, and it was everything we hoped it would be, except for the part where we didn't stay for weeks.   Because I'm pretty sure that at least one of us was kinda hoping for that.  But "New England for Two Weeks In the Fall" is way more than 5 words, and way more than our budget could handle, even if you count all the frequent flyer miles, so it couldn't work out at all.  But hey, 4 days in New England in the fall?  AWE-SOME.

Now, I know I promised pictures, but here's the thing.

One of us (who shall remain nameless) was offered a really great camera for Christmas a couple of years ago.  But said person (who I think we have already established has mental problems) turned down the camera offer because it seemed really bulky and, you know, that person would have to carry it around and stuff.  And it really didn't seem that important when you could get a perfectly good camera the size of a credit card which would fit in your pocket or purse (I mean if you were the gender that would carry a purse)  (not that there's anything wrong with that) and keep your hands free for other things.  Like 44oz drinks.

Anyway, the other person in our marriage (who shall also remain nameless) really kind of wanted the camera and wanted to be able to figure out cool effects and stuff and so either way we ended up with this great (and heavy) camera.  Which one of us uses A LOT.  And so, if you were the other person, you might think to yourself - "hey! why carry around 2 cameras, when one of us takes really great pictures and has this really great camera.  I mean, look at all the room in your pocket you could save if you didn't take that camera.  You could even carry an extra pack of gum or something."

Or some other completely random - yet clearly RATIONAL thought such as that.

In any case, as it turns out, only one of us carried a camera and took pictures and hasn't downloaded or edited them yet, while the other of us only has a few measly pictures from a phone camera.

Here are the 5 (yes, five) random pictures I took.

 Some cool church in downtown Boston.

 Cemetary pictures from my morning run in Salem, MA.  I liked these headstones because they are so close together, and i like to think its a sweet old married couple. 

 Blurry photo from 55 miles an hour in a 45 mph zone.

This is what happens when city planners have a bad day, and still have to come up with a town name to put on the sign.

I was still laughing 14 miles later. And I will tell you that I'm much more likely to stop for gas in a town named Effingham, than a town with a regular old name like Freedom.  Well, idk, Freedom is really a pretty good name for a town.

More pictures coming... eventually.


Tay said...

Those are a great 5 words. How fun that you two got to get away to a gorgeous part of the country, far far away from troubles. :)

Mallory said...

I spent my honeymoon in Boston....too bad we didn't go to Effingham!

goddessdivine said...

Lucky! New England is gorgeous. And I'm jealous you got to see Boston; I haven't been there (yet).

"Effingham." That's the first thing I noticed on that sign. I love it! (Can you imagine being from Effingham? How would you like to announce that you're from Effingham? Nice.)

jjstringham said...



The name of that town is going to pop into my head randomly throughout the day. So then I will appear to be crazy as I randomly start laughing out loud.

Good thing my kids already know I'm crazy.



Dave said...

55 in a 45? you guys have really mellowed out.

glad you had a great trip :-)

it sounds awesome!!

Rachel O said...

Effingham? What about Bleepington?

Catherine said...

Yay! So glad you had fun. Your picture of Effingham reminded me of a little town in Arkansas called Flippin. When we visited my grandma, we all took a picture in front of the Flippin Church of God.

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rocslinger said...

Is that the Effingham in Il. or are their actually two of them?

rocslinger said...

It's kinda like "Philadelphia freedom", only more emphatic.

Yvonne said...

Those sound like 5 perfectly wonderful words this time of year.

I love Boston. That picture of the two headstones so close together is so sweet.

Glad to see I'm not the only one who gets to try and take pictures in a fast moving car ; )

Can't wait to see more.

The Atomic Mom said...

That really "old church" in the middle of Boston, is actually what is called "The Old State House" (because the new State House was built 100 years later in 1797...:) Anyway, the Declaration of Independence was read from that balcony. Right in front there is a circle in the road, and this is the site of the Boston Massacare, which was really the start of our revolutionary troubles. Ok, there I am a bit of a Boston freak...

And as for cool town names, I really think next time Brain needs to take you to the Leighigh Valley in Pennsylvania to see the twin towns of Hellertown and Hecktown...seriously, it's called Hecktown.

Nat said...

WOW! Awesome hubby! He knew just what to do :) I can't wait to see the edited pics...I hope it gave you a couple days of peace and quality time. YAY! I am glad you have someone to go through this amazing life with that loves you so! Your value is worth rubies (btw is my fav thing for my fav person to tell me when things are tough)

mormonhermitmom said...

(wheeze, chortle, snort)

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Catherine said...

I am sooo jealous! Fall...New England...HEAVEN!!!! Christen served his mission in New Hampshire and I'm always telling him he's welcome to take me there in September. Needless to say, it hasn't happened yet. :)

Corrine said...

sorry you didn't get the camera, but have to say that was effing funny :) ok that was lame wasn't it...but you make me laugh!

Stacey said...

Effingham...awe.some. went to New England? All I saw was Effingham. ;)

Yay for your trip! I went to New England when I was 8. Yeah,I don't recall much. Except that it is just "gargus" in the fall.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Never been to New England, but if I went, for sure I'd visit Effingham!

Super Happy Girl said...

Hahaha @Rachael O.

I so want to go to Boston during the Fall.