On the Road Again…

Aren’t you ready for summer?! This summer I am sucking it up and taking two online courses so that I can travel my little heart out. Spending time with my family in the summer is so special to me. I have only missed two family beach weeks in the past 23 years of my life, to go to camp.

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Gami and I on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2008

This year, we will be heading first to Lake Elmore, Vermont. Instead of flying with my family however, I’m heading up to Maryland to road-trip there with my grandmother, Lee. To me she is “Gami.” Gami and I have an extremely tight bond. In fact, my thesis centers around her life. I find it remarkable that in her lifetime things have gone from phonograph to iPhone and her favorite, “Faceplace.” We will stop in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts for a little antique-ing and pottery scouting.

Boone being a model, Lake Elmore 2010
Boone being a model, Lake Elmore 2010
The Whole Fam Damily Canoeing the Green River (VT), 2010
The Whole Fam Damily Canoeing the Green River (VT), 2010
What happens in Vermont stays in Vermont... 2010
What happens in Vermont stays in Vermont… 2010
We made it to the top! Mt. Mansfield, 2010
We made it to the top! Mt. Mansfield, 2010

Next, my family and I will go to our regular beach week in Oak Island, NC, the place where I feel most like myself. Here we will do strange family things like have our own golf tournament, dance party and snipe hunt (a southern “tradition” of hunting for an imaginary bird).

Oceanside at Oak Island, 2010
Oceanside at Oak Island, 2010
Dockside on Oak Island, 2010
Dockside on Oak Island, 2010
The awards ceremony for the golf tournament, 2010
The awards ceremony for the golf tournament, 2010

Finally, in August, we are heading to the Vancouver area to soak in the great Pacific Northwest. I have been to Seattle and Northern Idaho but I am excited to see what things are like across the border.

Where are you all traveling this summer?