Friday, June 23, 2017

Trip // The Day We Went to Boston

you know you love this picture, comment below if you love this picture!!! *winks*

Bright and early we were up and ready to pile into the car. Of course we had to wait for Felicity *winks* I don't know how she always is the last person ready to go.
But we headed out to spend the day in Boston.
It's not a super long drive - just two hours - and soon we were there. I've got to say, I was glad we had Tyrel with us and he was the driver. The traffic in Boston is crazy!! He kept saying it was way better than NYC, but I've never been there so I wouldn't know.

Our first stop was The New England Aquarium. That was a lot of fun. Wandering around and looking at all the fish. There are some really ugly fish out there! Really. I didn't take any pictures of the ugly ones though, I was in shock or something. We'd walk up to a tank and I'd be like, "Ewwwww!!! It's so ugly!!"
But, guys, I love sea turtles!!!! They're so big and adorable! *watches a video Felicity got of us at the Aquarium and realizes Tyrel says, "I am Daminka and I am obsessed with turtles"* *dies laughing* I guess maybe it's true. But aren't they just so cute!?
Also we got to touch some rays and a small shark. *squeals* I kinda liked the way the rays felt. But the shark was gross *shudders* It was sleeping, otherwise I may not have dared to put my hand anywhere near it. *laughs* 

After the Aquarium we just took off walking, and found a Panera Bread. There we stopped to have lunch. I had never ate there before and I had no idea what to get. So, that was when Tyrel shoved me up to the counter and started ordering for me. He got me some kind of chicken sandwich and some kind of green tea. And it was so good! I got the same thing on the my second time at Panera Bread, it was that good. Mostly it was the tea. *craves it now*

this picture is the greatest. *laughs* thanks Emily *winks*

After lunch, we wanted to find the Freedom Trail - which is a brick trail through Boston, with Historical markers and places all along - so Tyrel pulled out his handy-dandy phone and found which way to walk to find it. Once we found it, we looked at the map and pointed ourselves in the direction of Paul Revere's house because that was one thing almost all of us wanted to be sure to see.

this girl was dumb, and didn't bring a coat. guess her mind was elsewhere? *chuckle*
so Tyrel let her wear his for a while

I didn't get a single picture of Paul Revere's house! No pictures where allowed inside, but I didn't take any of the outside even. I guess I was too busy living in the moment and posing for other people's pictures. *winks* But it was great! Even some of the furniture where once used by Paul Revere himself!!!!! 

So we walked a lot, let me tell you - was so tired by the end of this day. We ended up walking through Little Italy and Tyrel and Kirsten got some Gelato. I tried both theirs, but Tyrel's was the best. I almost died. I think he got strawberry and Kirsten got Espresso. I love ice cream y'all, but Gelato is ten-thousand times better. It's that good. *craving it so bad*

It was a lot of fun, walking along the Freedom Trail and hopping in any store we thought looked nice. People could probably tell we were tourists from a mile off. We sure acted like tourists. *laughs* Pointing out every little thing, squealing and gasping - it was great.

LaKaysha and Tyrel - 'cause they're too cool to come in the gift shop ;P
the statue of Paul Revere *hearts*
after even more tries than this, we got the perfect selfie *feels proud*

The next stop was The Old North Church. *dies* Just think, I've actually been in the church where they hung the lanterns - "One if by land, two if by sea" *dies some more*

I was the first one to see this, and I almost passed out and died, and was like, "guys!! come read this!!"
I stood where Lafayette stood, and seen what he seen!!!!! *squeals*
look at those tourist faces! *laughs* 

After The Old North Church, we walked some more down the Freedom Trail, but it was getting late, and we basically seen all we had hoped to see, so we turned around and headed back to the parking garage to get the car. But once we recognized where we were and knew how to get back to the car, we went to walk by the Harbor.

Felicity, taking a picture of us (go to her blog and you'll see I'm telling the truth *laughs*

It was right along here ^^^ that Tyrel, LaKaysha, and I did The Monkee Walk. *shrugs* I don't know why, we're just cool I guess.

After the Harbor, it was back to the parking garage and we were headed home again. It was a great day and I loved every minute of it. *happy sigh* 

We must've ate some sort of supper or something, but I don't remember what it was. I just remember that I drank some tea and Josiah came over. *laughs* like he did every night. *winks* 
oh, and our uncles TP-ed our rooms. *nods with a sigh* they're funny guys

We watched a movie that night, and soon we were headed off to bed. Kirsten and Emily's vacation was over. The next day they flew out and we were left alone. One of the rare moments when I felt sad on this trip was the night after they left. Babysitting at Mary's, knowing they were on their way home, not sure what I was gonna do for the rest of my time there. I didn't want to go home - nothing like that. I was just tired and lonely - I have a right to be that way sometimes *winks* 

But the rest of my trip was just as great as the two weeks Emily and Kirsten were there with us!! We'll save that for another post, though *laughs* 

Hey gang! What do you say we do Seattle next!? *winks* 

Ever been to Boston? Isn't it just amazing!? 
Have a favorite pic from this post? Would you dare to be seen with my group in public? *laughs* 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trip // Just Another Day - Short Post


   This was the Sunday of the Special Services, and we stayed for both. Eating lunch and standing around between services. I was so tired and sore I hadn't heard a word of the first sermon, so I was sure to drink some coffee between the two, but it did no good - almost fell asleep in the second sermon anyway. *laughs* 
   We watched the twins between services, and those little guys are so cute!! *dies* I kinda felt like a was sleep walking... not sure why I was so tired, but I was. *winks*
   My cousins' grandpa died while we were out there, and this Sunday was the day of the Calling Hours. We were supposed to go to the other church to help make the meal for the family. But church went later than planned and my grandpa chatted more than he should've... so by the time we got there it was mostly all done. But I did wash some dishes and dumped chips in a bowl, so maybe I was a little help *shrugs* Oh, and of course I chased Cormick and Callen around so Mary didn't have to *winks*
   When that was done, we took Grandpa's car - stealing Janeya too . *winks* We got coffee, and headed home. There we stayed the rest of the day. *laughs* and can you believe it? I got basically no pictures from this day! We mostly did nothing but sit at Grandma's so not much to take pictures of I guess. For supper we ordered Pizza Haven. Tyrel drove, Kirsten went in and picked up our order, and LaKaysha, Janeya, and I sat in the car chatting *winks* 

 Calzone yummy-ness *hearts*

   After supper we sat around the small table my grandma has, and chatted. Then Tyrel had the brilliant idea to get pencils and papers so we could all doodle - and that's what we did.
a l l  n i g h t.
   That was when Tyrel showed me his drawings *hugs his sketch books, they're all so good* plus he taught me some drawing game he plays with his friends. He draws some random lines and I have to turn them into something. Then I draw random lines, and he has to turn it into something. It really makes you work your imagination! Tyrel has a way better imagination than me, he'd be like "oh a dragon", and I'm like, "another Elvis Presley?" *laughs* we did that until I was so tired I couldn't even see Elvis in his lines *winks* 

   When it got really late, we decided we should go to bed because we were going to Boston in the morning. Yep.


So, at one point before our trip, Kirsten mentioned something about maybe going to Boston one day while we were out there. I thought that was a great idea and tossed it around a bit. But when we got out there, I figured it would never work because at least one guy would have to go with us and guys work you know. *winks* And all our Saturday's were taken up. So I just kinda dropped it. Then Tyrel mentioned wanting to go, and BAM. We didn't even have to mention it to him! He came up with it on his own. And it was Mary who told Tyrel to just take Monday off, and it was settled.

So, are you looking forward to the next post!? *winks*