January 28 – February 5, 2017: Williamsburg, VA

For our winter vacation this year, we contemplated all kinds of warm places. Mexico? Costa Rica? Even Florida, which we’ve always promised ourselves we’d avoid. Then one day, Yen pointed…

Catskills

Having completed Fall outings to the White Mountains and Acadia, we wondered where else we ought to go. We definitely wanted to try someplace new, and started researching the Catskills.…

Yen’s Illinois Adventure

You’ll see this next photo and think, “I knew you were going to the Midwest for Labor Day, but I didn’t realize you were traveling back in time.” No, we…

Yen’s Trip to Iowa

For Christmas this year, Yen made his first trip to the Midwest. He’d been to Chicago, but I think you know that doesn’t count. So to clarify: the rural Midwest. I…

Cherry and Other Blossoms

What’s that? You haven’t seen enough photos of me smiling in front of flowers lately? Well, ok. I think I have a cure for what ails you. But there are…

NYC

Yen says (casually) one day, “I think we need to go explore a city.” And then admits he hasn’t been to NYC in a few years. And so, because we…

CA

I had a very brief visit to CA this week, but did find a little time to myself before I took a miserable 9pm flight back home. I met up…

Playing Tourist with My Dad: DC, MD, VA

Dad had a conference in DC, so I flew down to mooch the free sofabed in the hotel and play tourist. Dad was able to join me occasionally between conference…

West to South Dakota

We went again to South Dakota this year. Mom has a class all summer, so she wasn’t able to come along. Let’s get right to the meat, no chatting: Here’s…

Philadelphia, Annapolis, Manassas, Appomattox

Saturday, Philadelphia I flew into Philadelphia, where I met Dad and David (they’d driven across from Illinois the day before, stopping in at Jenny’s in New Jersey). Jenny was meant…

Washington Crosses the Delaware

So Jenny says to me she says, “You’re a history type of girl, right?” And I’m like, “Yeah, baby! Yeah!” So we repaired to the spot where Washington crossed the…

Iowa and South Dakota

The big vacation this year was to South Dakota. It was like being young again—hanging out in the backseat while Dad drove and Mom navigated, trying to amuse myself while…