Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
But enough with all this romanticism; what I was really getting at, was a really enjoyable day that I had with Ashley picking raspberries, blackberries, sour cherries, and peaches. I always prefer picking my own fruit to buying them, but I don’t always have that option. However, now, during summer time, I finally have the chance to do that again.
I was just about to call Ash and ask her if she wanted to come with me, when my phone rang and she asked me the same thing!!! Crazy, right? Even though we didn’t have the chance to pick too many blackberries because they were still very sour and not ripe enough, we picked as many peaches as we wanted, as well as enough raspberries to snack on. We both really enjoyed the weather, the fruit, as well as the experience.
Once we were done picking our fruit, we stopped by Carisa’s house to hug Genna for a few minutes, and share some of our peaches with them.
It is hard to believe that in a few weeks I won’t be able to just stop by to see those girls, and they won’t be just a simple phone call away. This is why, I am going to take as many pictures as I can, and make as many memories as my mind can hold, so I can close my eyes and replay them all in my head… or just open my iPhoto.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Being only about 1 ½ hours away from the magnificent city of Chicago, one would think that I would have already discovered every big thing there was to discover about it. Well, surprisingly enough I haven’t. Yes, I have been there multiple times, and I have seen a few astonishing museums, inspiring Shakespearean plays, the amazing botanical garden, as well as enjoyed some mind-blowing meals. However, I never really got the chance to simply walk around this grandiose city, find out about the history behind the multiple architectural buildings, or just simply enjoy the beautiful sites and streets of the windy city…until this week.
I love my mommy /On our way to the windy city
My mom’s cousin Elena, and her daughter Stephani came from Italy for a two week vacation, and after seeing Detroit, NYC, and Niagara Falls, it was time for them to discover Chicago. So together with my parents and I, the five of us left for Chicago around 10am on Wednesday morning. Needless to say, finding a reasonable parking price in downtown Chicago took some time. After we parked the car, we started walking around the city, and took about two hundred pictures of everyone and everything. Elena, Stephani and I even took the tourist boat ride. We all really enjoyed finding out about pretty much why and who built every building in the city. The thing I loved the most was the view we got of the entire city from Lake Michigan. Everything was just breathtaking, and we had an amazing time.
Of course we had to do a bit of shopping also. We bought some really cute purses and jeans from Levi, and enjoyed a good meal at a small “hole in the wall” restaurant. After about 7 hours of walking, plenty of blisters on my feet, and a really good time with family, we headed back home. I treasure those memories that I am making with my family so much. Once I move away, I am really going to miss the simple thing I did with my family, like joking with them, laughing with (or mostly at) my brother, and shopping with my mommy.
This day was so amazing; I really could not have asked for anything more.
Beautiful Chicago Scenery