Greetings from Albany! I spent this weekend back in my hometown in order to cheers to the latest of my high school friends to tie the knot. It was a beautiful wedding and I was grateful that the bride texted me last year within hours of booking the venue and told me I better be present while she said I do — how could I not comply? And bonus! The night before the wedding, Aziz Ansari performed a surprise show at a comedy club four minutes from the house I grew up in, in a comedy club that used to be a Chinese restaurant. Apparently he wanted to work out some new material, and needed an intimate venue in which to do so. My mom and I talked our way into the final of three sold out showings, and I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard. I felt so lucky to catch the show, in Albany of all places!
I had actually planned to spend the entire week upstate tying up loose ends from the summer and preparing for my next big takeoff, but when I realized that my mom, my pup and my sister were all going to be in Martha’s Vineyard I couldn’t stand kicking around in a big ‘ol house alone while they were all just a few hours away. So I hopped on a bus and squeezed in a last few magical Vineyard days before saying goodbye until next summer.
Tuesday is my big take off for the West Coast and beyond, and I won’t be returning back to New York until the spring. That’s a long time to say goodbye for, but there’s little time for nostalgia as I try to pack and prepare as many posts as possible before my departure time. Pre-trip nerves have begun to settle in as I take stock of my to-do list and watch the minutes run down on the clock!
Next week, I’ll be reporting from Las Vegas. But for now, a look back at the week past…
Sunset over the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard
My favorite dog and my favorite cottage side door
At home in Oak Bluffs
Toasting to the new Mr. and Mrs. in Crooked Lake
Which photo is your favorite?
Nothing like a good sunset…
Photo C or D- I can’t quite decide.
It’s a cute little cottage, huh? 🙂
Glad you went! Who couldn’t. Love that cottage & Tucker so the best one is B!
Took the bus down there for the first time ever! It wasn’t so bad. Well worth a few more days in paradise.
Well, obviously Photo B. Because Tucker!
A! Though I almost bought those exact pillows. Kathryn and I were clearly meant to be 😉
You guys are going to have a LOT of renovation gossip to do when you finally meet 😀
This one’s really tough. They’re all great, but I’ll vote for E. Bon Voyage!!
Thanks Jason! Looking forward to being back in the air!
B! It’s always the one with Tucker in it!
A girl after my own heart 🙂
Love B – Your dog looks such a happy chappie!!!1
He was happy! We had just gone for a gorgeous little jog up to the lighthouse 🙂
Tucker’s cute little face wins for me this week! Enjoy your last bit of time with the fam!
I certainly did. It’s hard not knowing when we’ll see each other again, so a six hours bus trip suddenly seemed more reasonable 🙂
Photo B- who can’t love that dog 😉 Also the cottage door is so pretty- I love little places like that.
I couldn’t agree more! He is my little munchkin.
I will be forever a sucker for tucker! So it’s Photo B for me!
Ha! Love it. I am too 🙂
Photo A, but those pillows are adorable in Photo C!
My mom is a great shopper 🙂
Photo B. The dog gets me every time!
Tell me about it!
Photo B – the dog looks so cute
Thanks Rashaad! He’s my little man!
I’m choosing A this week Alex. Just the sunset. You captured it well.
Thanks Steve! It was a magical moment and I scrambled to run up to the ferry deck to capture it 🙂
Photo B the dog is so cute i am in love
Tell me about it 😉
I just randomly came across your blog today ….And Im from the capital district too! Troy to be specific! glad to know someone from Albany is a world traveler doing big things!
Love it, Adilah! Always nice to meet another Capital Region-er 🙂 Troy is awesome….
I love the styling in photo C! What cute pillows!
My mom is great at bargain pillow shopping 🙂 Thanks Erica!