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13 de agosto del 2017, domingo

The flight back from New York took forever. Fitz was picking me up and we couldn’t wait to see each other again. The airplane landed, Alyssa, Monique and I grabbed our luggage and headed out of the airport to wait for our rides. It felt weird parting with Alyssa and Monique having had spent the last two weeks with them. Saying goodbye felt sad but I caught a glimpse of Fitz driving up in the car and gave them both a hug. I thanked them for the amazing adventures and told them how much I loved them. I quickly hopped into the car and said hello to my fella. I felt nervous and my heart was skipping. We pulled into our garage and Fitz carried my bag up to the apartment while I talked his ear off about all the things I saw. Once inside, I immediately opened up my suitcase in the middle of the living room to pull out the gift I had gotten him, a snow globe with New York’s skyrises. Fitz took the globe out of the box and smiled, told me he loved me and that he had missed me too much. He grabbed my face and kissed me and gave me a big bear hug. Clothes flew off in the kitchen and we ended up in the living room. Coming up for air and some shots of vodka, I felt I was finally home. I never wanted to leave this warm and happy place again.

New York, NY

1 de agosto del 2017, martes

Postmark: June 5, 2014

Lover,

What can I say about New York? It’s New York! I am so in love with this city! We are lucky enough to be staying at a friends apartment in the very heart of Manhattan (Broadway and Wall Street!). So far we have gone to a Broadway show (Once), hunted for the statues in Central Park (Alice in Wonderland, Hans Christian Anderson, and  Shakespeare), got caught in another rain storm, and today we went to the Empire State Building! Alyssa’s work has an office there and we were able to in as her guests. We got to go to the top and soaked in the beautiful view. My moms friend took Monique and I to the 9/11 memorial and told us how wrecked the whole city was. She told us her experience of the tragedy, where she and her family members were when it happened, and how many people got stuck and stranded as the bridges were closed down. There was a lovely memorial for the firefighters as well. Tomorrow we plan on going to High Line Park, which is super cool because it was an old railroad that has been converted into a park! Continue reading “New York, NY”

Philadelphia, PA

24 de julio, 2017, lunes

Postmark: June, 2 2014

Lover,

I miss you! Today was an interesting day. I think the three of us were a little overdosed on history from D.C. but we toughed it out. We stood in line to see the Liberty Bell! We waited FOR.EVER and pretty much lost our minds and took a picture at “LOVE Park.” Well, we held up a postcard of the sign of LOVE Park and tagged ourselves in it. We did get to touch a piece of the original Liberty Bell and that was pretty cool. When we got done there, we decided to walk across the street and over a small chain rope. A random man started yelling at us and  chased us back into the street. Luckily, there was no oncoming traffic so we kept walking around that same building until we found a nice abandoned bench to sit on. There were a lot of shady trees around and a statue (there are a lot of statues) of some random person. One of us Googled where we were because it seemed like an official place. It turns out that we had just gotten ourselves kicked out of Independence Hall. How were we supposed to know? Continue reading “Philadelphia, PA”

Washington, D.C.

24 de mayo del 2017, miércoles

Postmark: June 1,  2014

Hello Lover,

The drive from Nashville to D.C. was a real adventure! It was my turn to drive and we spent 3 hours stuck on the highway and only went 10 miles! To say that it was a nightmare would be an understatement. Seeing a tractor stuck in traffic with us was something I never thought I’d see. This bump in the road had us contemplating weather or not to sleep in the car at a rest stop. Alyssa was our champion and drove the whole night through Virginia. We checked into our really cool hotel at almost 4am. The morning was rough and a few shots of very low end vodka and coffee woke us right up. We spent our whole day walking around The National Mall. We also spent a lot of time pointing at things asking “what’s this? what’s that?” We did it so much that we ended up singing our own version of the Nightmare Before Christmas tune-with some revisions, of course.

We met up with Monique’s cousin, Jessica, and she became our tour guide (we no longer had to sing). We went to The Museum of Natural History and we got to see The Hope Diamond and it was beautiful! We just barely made it to The National Gallery, which houses the only DaVinci in the United States. It is really quite special as the whole back is painted with an inscription that no one knew was there!
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Nashville, TN

15 de mayo del 2017, lunes

Postmark: May 30,  2014

Lover,

Nashville has been joyously filled with non-stop amazing live music! This is truly the place to be for anyone that wants to make it in the music business, even our Airbnb hostess is involved in the music scene and her husband is currently on tour himself. We have been bouncing around from bar to bar where the energy is so high and lively both day and night. We dressed up a little fancy last night and went to a really cool speakeasy called The Patterson House. The craft cocktails were deliciously on point and the atmosphere was really relaxing. Alyssa told us there were rules we had to follow and one  was no staring at celebrities. We heard a rumor that Kirsten Dunst had been there a couple nights before us.

The other rule was that boys were not allowed to talk/approach girls unless they were invited to do so. I think every bar should apply that rule immediately.

There were no televisions in the bar, which made it really nice to have conversations. We got to hang out with Alyssa’s family and met her niece who sat up for the first time on her own while we were visiting. Her brother took us all, baby included, to the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge in the evening and we got to see the city all lit up.
I hope we could come here soon.

XOXO,
Sherry

Ps. I’m pretty sure I stepped in dog poop when I was on the phone with you. I suppose it’s my own fault for walking around the grass in a public place with no shoes on.

Nashville
Nashville!

Memphis, TN

6 de mayo del 2017, sabado

Postmark: May 29, 2014

Lover,

We made it to Memphis! The rental car we got at the airport leaving NOLA was quite the surprise. Monique and Alyssa were looking at a nice shiny silver SUV and I spotted the number that matched the ticket the lady gave us. Right there in front of me was a bright red 2015 Chevrolet EQUINOX…with Texas plates. There we stood, three liberal California girls stuck with a red Texan car. An attendant saw us gazing at the car with what I can only imagine were 3 very sad faces because he asked if there was anything wrong with it, our response was “no, it’s just from Texas.” He didn’t quite get it. We named the beast Texas Red. After about 6 hours on the road from NOLA to Memphis, the first thing on our to-do list was to experience Beal Street. We checked into the hotel and got out of our road clothes and into our cute outfits. We were ready to immerse ourselves in the live music but most of the bars were already locked up and shut down for the night. There were just a handful of people out and Alyssa rightfully declared,

“Memphis is closed.”

We found one bar that was still open and decided to have a few drinks because when in Rome… We quickly ran into an insolent, drunk schmuck.
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