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Dog Beach, CA – June 2015

In honor of Winnie’s first birthday, we took her big sister, Broccoli to Dog Beach in Huntington Beach, CA.

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The things you learn when you travel with others

In 2005, I started a job as an admin at a boutique investment firm.  10 years later, I’m still friends with 4 of my former co-workers from that firm: Leela, Cody, Marcy and Blair.  Since leaving in 2007: Cody and his wife have had 2 kids; Blair has gotten married, bought a house on Staten Island and had 2 kids [as recently as summer 2014, I took ferries, buses and trains to get to and from her house, 2 hours each way]; Marcy has been promoted within the firm where we all worked; and most recently, Leela has gotten engaged, her wedding coming up in 3 weeks.  For the occasion, Cody, Marcy, Blair, spouses and I decided to rent a house in Woodstock for the weekend together. Blair texted me over Saturday night that she and her husband, and Cody and his wife are taking Friday, June 19 off, leaving their respective kids with grandparents and driving to Woodstock midday.  I told her I’d have to check with my boss on Monday.

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Whirlwind New England tour

Because I have some amazing friends, I managed to hit CT and RI in one hectic weekend.  You know the week after you return from vacation?  Imagine that plus your team has recently been reduced by 25% and you’re somehow still the only person who knows how to use PowerPoint.  2+ hours after the market closes, I am finally on a MNR train to New Haven and the only person in sight reading a bona fide library book I had just picked up earlier that day.  The week was finally improving.   Continue reading Whirlwind New England tour