Desert View

This image is found in my Gallery (which I’m still adding to, fyi).

It was taken along our drive from Scottsdale, AZ to Sedona, AZ.  I loved the landscape along the drive. Exactly what I’ve always pictured what you should see along a drive in Arizona.

Finally starting to upload pics

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Day 17!

Day 17!!
Whew! Last day of driving, but just starting with the picture sharing. This will be my last main phone picture post, SO many camera pictures documenting our adventure to share. 1713 pictures taken with the canon to be exact. I could have used the computer to post this, but it’s been 17 days, I’ll stay consistent for the final day and post with the iPhone app.
We had spent the night in my parents house in Marlboro and had a nice breakfast before driving up. My dad made his Sunday breakfast for everyone. This Sunday was blueberry waffles with a side of fruit salad. Yum! Gobo thought they were very tasty and enjoyed a nice buffet of waffle pieces and Cheerios.
Both dogs have been cordial to one another, but we limit their freedom together, so it’s been a juggling act. Two female terriers living together can be trouble, but everyone has been good so far.
After breakfast we loaded the baby and Sophie into the car and headed to Hoboken!!
We kept telling Sophie she was going to Hoboken and she was doing her cute head tilts.
We stopped off at a Dunkin donuts on rt 9. It was very exciting because we hadn’t had any in over a year! I got a cup of my favorite, French vanilla. For some reason they don’t have d&d’s in Cali, you can only buy the bags in the store. But those never come out the same when you make it at home.
We got into Hoboken and immediately regretted not setting up parking ahead of time. We found a spot and met up with Ali ( Ian’s sister) at our condo. We checked the place out and let Sophie sniff around. She was extremely happy! She was confused why it was empty, but she definitely remembered the place.
My head was totally exploding. It is very very weird to move out of a place and then return 3 years later. It was like a super weird time warp.
We were also having a major culture shock. There were so many people walking around our age! Also there was a definite increase in strollers getting pushed around. So exciting!
We brought in lunch from falippos on first. We love that place. Seriously the best pizza in the country. Their chicken Parm and buffalo chicken slices are amazing.
After we left the apartment we went over to the store to look at paint colors. We wanted to change some colors around, it’s been a while and needed an update.
It’s fun to be able to decorate again.
We went back to Marlboro afterwards. We can’t get into our packrat until Tuesday, so have to crash at my parents still.

We may have reached Hoboken, but the fun posts are just about to begin. Really can’t wait to share our pics! It’s been such an amazing experience!

Thanks for sharing in our cross country adventure! 🙂

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Day 16

Day 16 started in Gaithersburg Maryland. We had spent the night over at Todd’s and Robyn’s. When everyone was up we headed to brunch. Turned out Ian’s other friends with their son were in town! They live in NY so was completely random they were around at the same time. We all had brunch together. It was super great to see everyone and at once! This helped confirm that the east coast was the right move for us.
We all ate in a nice place that was in some outdoor shopping area. It reminded us of the Irvine Spectrum Mall in Cali, but this had a lake with peddle boating.
I ordered oatmeal with scrambled eggs… Sounds weird but was good the eggs were on the side and the oatmeal had carmalized brown sugar on top and topped with berries. Gobo was happy because he loves oatmeal mixed with blueberries.
Ian ordered some breakfast plate that came with a yummy scone with cream and jam – I stole a bite :).
We also shared some sweet potato fries and dipped them in honey mustard. Not really breakfast food but they were on the menu and sounded tasty.
After brunch his friends had to leave so we walked around with Todd and Robyn.
We walked by the lake and showed the baby some ducks and peddle boats. These were the coolest boats I’ve ever seen. They were all different shapes. Some were dragons, some swans, and even some flamingos.
After our walk we got some frozen yogurt. We went to a place called 16 handles. I think it’s a cute name for a yogurt place. It’s a yogurt place where you pour your own frozen yogurt into a cup and put on your own toppings. A trend that was in Cali when we moved there but now is almost everywhere.
After we left we headed back to load up the car.
Next stop NJ!
BUT still not to Hoboken. We drove to my parents house in Marlboro. They have an Airedale terrier named Abby. Introductions were a little stressful, but have been going ok.

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Time to get serious about moving

We have about two weeks left… AH!! If you were to come into our apartment, ignoring the recycling center of broken down boxes, you would never be able to tell that we were moving.  I feel that we are just going to throw everything into boxes at the last second and sort it all our in New Jersey.  Hmm… that sounds pretty good actually…

Car #1 gets picked up next Wednesday to get shipped.  That is going to be weird.  When I found that out my first thought was, Oh-Em-GEEE! how am I going to get to the nail salon?!?!… Second thought was, H*ly Cr*p! We need to pack.

Going to try to make more soup tomorrow (erm, today.. it is 1:12am).  I can’t believe I’m going to have 16 days of no cooking.. actually, its going to be longer than that.  I have to pack my pots/dishes at some point…

That’s right, 16 days. We reduced the trip by 1 day.  Sorry Elvis, you didn’t make the cut on this trip.  We did get to throw in one stop that deals with a musician… SUPER SUPER excited about this stop. I won’t give it away on here, just saying we are SUPER excited!! If you know us in real life you probably could figure it out. I’m going to try to keep our stops a surprise on here. 🙂

Did I mention how excited we were for this musician themed stop?