Monday, January 2, 2012

Hello Boston!

yup... today we went back to boston. buuuuhhhh, i didnt want to leave that warm weather and blue ocean... but on the other hand i am looking forward to my own bed, and some selfmade meals again. beeghhh, thats what i dont like about staying in hotels; what to do with dinner?! but h/motels turned out to be cheaper and easier than for example airbnb (which was our original plan). also... (un)packing the suitcase was not something i enjoyed, and having to choose in advance what you will wear (i always bring too much and never what i want to wear), the dirty laundry you accumulate, and how all that stuff never fits into your suitcase anymore when going home, while it did neatly and perfectly when packing for the trip.
it was beautiful! we saw so much, and so many different things. different landscapes, incomparable cities and climates.. etc etc. we slept in 6 different places, crossed parts of 4 different states and drove approximately 1865 miles! (or... tim did, i should say. thats 3000 km!!), i took almost 2000 photos (but those need to be sorted out yet), and saw even more that i didnt photograph...
above is around boston. i liked this one... you can interpret it however you like.... ah yes, we also saw many, many such slogans during our trip. some i photographed, some i would like to remember (should i write them down before i forget or is that weird?), some that made me laugh, and many that i already forgot... one day or another i will post them... the first load of laundry is done already, and now its time for my own bed. jeeejjjj!!
ah, i would almost forget; this is my conclusion: the us of a is very, very beautiful, and unbelievably ugly. sometimes its either one of those, sometimes its both at the same time. anyways; now i even want to see more of this country!

5 comments:

biebkriebels said...

Leaving is great but coming home is also nice. As you say sleeping in your own bed again is the best part. 2000 photos to sort out....that will keep you busy for a long time!

Jack said...

Hi. Today I stumbled across your comment on one of my posts last month when I was traveling, so I thought I would check out your blog. Amazing! You just finished a hugely ambitious driving vacation in the southeast. I am exhausted just thinking about it. (You drove past my winter home in Fort Myers, too.) Love your perspective on America. I will visit the blog again. By the way, in your post about the Hancock Tower you mentioned an ugly church in front of it. That is Trinity Church, by the famous American architect H. H. Richardson, and Bostonians love it.

CaT said...

hello jack! hmmm, that is interesting. perhapsi then should visit that church, once... but it really does not look pretty... :)
we liked the area around fort myers a lot, really too bad we did not have too much time around there. the motel we were in was extremely good too, so we might go there again. i myself was very excited about sanibel, i read about all the shells, and somehow i got the idea there was a shellfactory there. it turned out to be a museum, and most beaches seemed private, and the public had paid parking and not that many shells (i imagined shell beaches instead of sand beaches)...

Kay said...

What a great trip, Cat! Thanks for sharing your pictures and perspectives. This is an amazing country and you're right -- sometimes beautiful and ugly -- and the same can be said for the people. Welcome home to your own bed! And, on packing: I've given up taking "everything." I got really, really sick of hauling a bunch of heavy stuff around. I only take stuff I really like to wear, usually the most comfortable. Look at what you took and wore the most. For me it's my favorite stuff. I can get by now with one small suitcase and rarely regret not taking something.

Eyeliquor said...

Ik vind ze geweldig!