So, we’ve been a bit quiet lately. We haven’t been DIYing and remodeling as much as we have in the past. We’ve accomplished so much in such a short amount of time, we really just need a break from all the hard labor. We’ve been crafting a bit, which you’ve read about (and will soon read about again) and we’ve been handling regular maintenance type stuff around the house, but we have no major projects in the pipeline at the moment.
With that being said, we recently took a much-needed break! We went out to L.A. to visit some family and friends and it was a GREAT time.
We had been to L.A. 2 times before, but this was the best trip yet. We’ve done all the touristy things in the past and this was the first time we had a rental car for the entire trip. We spent a lot of time visiting with people, walking (lots and lots of walking) and just soaking up the CA sunshine. Even I managed to get a little color (I’m practically Casper otherwise).
We ate at In-N-Out Burger (obviously).
We visited the Getty Center. We had drinks at the Dresden in Los Feliz, the bar from the 1996 classic, Swingers. Check out these sweet lights… We went on a self/friend-guided brewery tour.
We had fun.
All in all, it was a fantastic trip! So while we are cooking up some more posts related specifically to this Fresh Nest of ours, please enjoy some more snap shots from our vacation. And don’t forget! …You can connect with us on a daily basis by following/Insta-ing/Pinning with us! Click here to see all the ways to connect with us. Now enjoy the rest of the photos…
This past weekend we took a road trip up to Cape Cod. For us this is a 6 hour drive and we didn’t have much time so the emphasis was more on the road rather than the destination. We left super early to avoid the rush hours into and through New York City and Connecticut. The plan worked and we were in Hyannis before noon.
That’s a picture of Sandy Neck Light, on Sandy Neck, a spit of land not to be confused with Sandy Hook. This view comes courtesy of the Long Pasture Nature Preserve, a very cool park run by Massachusetts Audubon.
That’s a view from our hotel, and yes, it was that dreary the entire trip. That didn’t stop us from visiting the Cape Cod Potato Chip Factory!
On the way home we decided to make a few stops, one of which was Jamestown, Rhode Island. Jamestown is on an island in Narragansett Bay, and was the filming location for films such as Dan in Real Life and Moonrise Kingdom. The latter was the reason we wanted to check it out. Check out a few pictures.
That’s a still from the Moonrise Kingdom trailer and below is the way we saw it that day at Fort Wetherill. Fort Wetherill is a former fort turned park and was one of the more iconic settings in the film.
So, this post didn’t really have anything to do with the house, but we’ll be getting to that. Stay tuned for some interesting things we found at an antique shop on the trip.
That’s right…we’re back from our vacation and we’re married. #1 Question: What’s married life like? #1 Answer: The same!
Andrew and I have been together for over 6 years now, and it’s great to make this legal, but other than my last name, nothing’s changed. We spent our “honeymoon” in Playa del Carmen Mexico. Most people are shocked to learn that we actually found this trip to be a bit boring! It rained more than we would have liked and we’ve come to find out (as we suspected) we’re not “all-inclusive” people. We’re more like all-adventure people who want to see and do as much as possible while on a vacation. I always say that I work harder on vacation than I do while actually at work. Needless to say, we’ve had better vacations. Lucky for us, we were together for all of them.
Here’s a little look back at all of our adventures and some snap shots from Mexico last week. Coming very soon…wedding photos!