I got to see all of my family and a bunch of old friends this weekend. My friend Jill lost an old friend in Philly and was taking a last minute trip to the memorial service this past Friday. I didn't want her to go there alone, so I offered to come along. It just so happens that we got a good deal on two last minute round trip tix to Boston, which ended up costing less than one ticket to Philly. We have friends in both towns, so getting rides and places to stay was no problem at all. We left late Thursday night, and got to Boston Friday morning. We met up with my parents for breakfast, borrowed one of their cars and drove to Philly from there. After Philly, we went to DC to visit with my brother and a few more friends. We spent Friday night in DC, drove back to Boston Saturday and spent the night hanging out with friends and family there. My mom and aunts made this huge dinner Saturday night. So much food, so many people, nothing but family and really good friends. It was the best. Its been so long since the last time I've had a giant homemade meal like that. That alone made the whole trip worth it.
We had a 10:30 flight home Sunday morning. We should've gotten back to Phoenix by a little after 3pm, but we missed our connecting flight in Houston. We caught a later flight though and were back home by 6:30pm or so. We were both exhausted when we got back into town. Jill pointed out to me that we had been in 9 different states over 3 days (MA, MD, CT, AZ, TX, NJ, NY, PA, DE). 10 if you count DC as a state. Hmm, I didn't even realize it.
So needless to say, I went to sleep as soon as I got home. Jill on the other hand went straight to band practice. I'm 80% convinced that she just may be a robot.
All in all, it was a great trip.
Happy moments, sad moments, loud moments, quiet moments, fast moments, slow moments.
And luckily I've been fortunate enough to have slept off all of my jet lag.