USA – Making my way along the East Coast

Last week I went over a few days and weekend trips that I went on, around a little bit of Europe, after my completion of the Berlin Marathon. The purpose was to show my number 1 spectator, my dad from Massachusetts, a little bit of the surrounding areas that are near to where I live in France. You can read it here.

After he stayed with us for a couple weeks, we (me, Julien, and my dad) all flew to the USA in early October. This would be mine and Julien’s first vacation of the year together since snowboarding in the winter. We had a few reasons to make a 3-week trip…first: I was a bridesmaid in 2 weddings, second: we wanted to hit up a few spots Julien had never been to before, and third: if you’re going to fly somewhere that takes at least a half-day to get to and throw in some jet lag, you should make it worth your while.

So here is a continuation from last weeks blog, part 2: USA.

Danbury, CT

Wedding number 1 of my trip back home included an old roommate and one of my best friends from Northeastern University, Jocelyn and her groom Ryan. The wedding was held at The Candlewood Inn in Connecticut. It was a blast and I wish them much love and happiness in the future!

Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal
Bride’s Wedding Party
Bride’s Wedding Party
Julien and Me
Julien and Me
Northeastern Girls
Northeastern Girls
Jocelyn and Me
Jocelyn and Me

New York, New York

Being so close to NYC, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to catch a few days in the city that never sleeps and visit my college friend, Liz. We kept the days packed by venturing out to Queens for a street art run tour with my Instagram friend Marnie, who has the blog RunStreet, visiting the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, brunching with an old high school friend, and then the best part of the trip, taking a helicopter tour over the Hudson, Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Awesome trip with awesome people and Liz just finished her second NYC Marathon yesterday while battling an injury, this girl is a champ!

Fearless Liz and I
Fearless Liz and I
Survivors Stairs at 9/11 Museum
Survivors Stairs at 9/11 Museum
NYC
NYC
Street Art Run
Street Art Run
Queens
Queens
Welling Court Mural Project
Welling Court Mural Project
Liz, Me and Julien in a Helicopter
Liz, Me and Julien in a Helicopter
One World Trade Center
One World Trade Center
Empire State Building
Empire State Building
Helicopter Tour of NYC
Helicopter Tour of NYC
Co-Pilots
Co-Pilots

Philadelphia, PA

Wedding number 2 was held just outside Philadelphia. We were able to take a short day trip to grab food at the Reading Terminal Market and see Liberty Bell and the Rocky Steps. The wedding was for my niece Kailee and her husband Chris. It was held at Normandy Farms and gave me a chance to see a lot of my family in one place. Those lovebirds are having the time of their lives in Disney World now.

Liberty Bell
Liberty Bell
Co-Pilots
Philly Cheesesteak
Dress Rehearsal
Dress Rehearsal
My great-niece Zoey
My great-niece Zoey
Bridal Party
Bridal Party
Kailee and Chris
Kailee and Chris
Family
Family

 

Washington, D.C.

From Philly, we continued driving south through Delaware and Maryland on our way to D.C. Another Instagram friend @clairerunsthere, graciously offered her apartment and took us on a fun run tour around the capital for us to catch a glimpse of the national monuments.

Gravelly Point Park
Gravelly Point Park
Washington Monument
Washington Monument
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
That little place is the White House
That little place is the White House
Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln

 

Miami, FL

From D.C. we took an early morning flight to Miami. Here we finally were able to catch up on a few days of R&R.

South Beach
South Beach
Southern Point
Southern Point
Beach Run
Beach Run
Enjoying the Florida Sun
Enjoying the Florida Sun
Happy Hour and Cuban Cigars
Happy Hour and Cuban Cigars
Don’t want to go home
Don’t want to go home

 

Boston, MA

After a few days of fun in the sun, we finally flew back to spend our last weekend in Boston for a dinner with friends, Halloween and to attend a New England Patriots game. With a win, it was a great way to close out our trip.

Miming it up
Miming it up
French Mimes and Cruella Deville
French Mimes and Cruella Deville
Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween
Dinner with Greg and Liza
Dinner with Greg and Liza
Patriots Tailgating
Patriots Tailgating
Katie and I fit to do splits
Katie and I fit to do splits
Ray, Katie, me and Julien
Ray, Katie, me and Julien
Stacie made it too!
Stacie made it too!
Pats win!
Pats Win!
Til the next time!
Til the next time!

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