The trip to Pennsylvania took us through Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and finally PA! I added a few new states to my “States I’ve Been To” list. Those would include North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan. And do you know which states I hated? North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan! Michigan was the biggest offender. I’m sorry if you live there, but good grief it was a horrible drive! Never let me go there again!
I’m here! And so is spring! I’ve been gone, but don’t think I haven’t been doing exciting things. Last week I took a trip to Pennsylvania. I didn’t tell my sister I was flying in so she was quite surprised! My sister is pregnant now so it was soo good to see her! I felt the baby kick too. It’s really exciting. I can’t wait to be an aunt. We spent quite a bit of time with my parents and my brother-in-law too. We went out to eat, bought some Italian ice AND had a surprise baby shower for my sister! I have tons of photos to share with you over the next few weeks.
Soon! Almost! It’s just around the corner. The sun has been poking out more and more. Kitty naps have been had in the sun by the kitty in the house. And kitty naps have been had by me on the couch. I feel like I’m slowly creeping out of my winter hibernation. I didn’t hibernate as long or hard as I have the past few winters. I’ve been trying to juice more and run (is that what we call it?) on the elliptical machine. I’ve been trying to stretch my lazy winter muscles as much as possible too. It’s actually been helping my stiff neck and back. It makes me think I should really take yoga classes. I bet it would help more than just my still muscles.
One place Eric and I keep talking about visiting this summer the Ancient Lake area in central Washington. We paid it a quick visit last October, but we need more! It was our last real trip of the summer/year. I think we went out with a bang! Ancient Lake was way prettier than anything we were expecting to find in the coulee.
Today Youtube recommended a Lana Del Rey song to me. I usually don’t listen to Youtube, but today I gave in. I’ve seen posters for Lana’s new album plastered all over the local record store. Sometimes I don’t listen to the music the record store advertises on their walls because quite often the poster has the face of a hipster on it. But perhaps I don’t listen to certain things because I’m afraid that it *might* be hipster music *and* I’ll like it. What’s wrong with that though? Can’t we all have guilty pleasures?
But in the end I listened to Lana Del Rey today and I am girl crushing! She is gorgeous and she can sing. I’m the type of person who can listen to the same song on repeat for hours AND not tire of it. I did that tonight with her song, “Ride.” She made me want to travel!
“I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast. I am alone in the night.”
“Every night I used to pray that I’d find my people, and finally I did on the open road. We had nothing to lose, nothing to gain, nothing we desired anymore, except to make our lives into a work of art. Live fast. Die young. Be wild. And have fun.”