Left New England and came to VA a couple of days ago. Went in DC this morning with commute train before everything was open. Sat in a Starbucks out of train station for a couple of hours waiting for museums to open. I was frozen half way to death (don’t understand how could they keep the place that cold, guess their DC customers are all wearing monkey suits?)
Walked half of the DC, covered most of interesting and free museums and parks, had my favorite fried noodle in Chinatown, as usual. A tiring day but was worth for.
Visiting Nannan and her husband Yaojun in RI.
Pictures clockwise from top: Hilly road to my friends’ home in RI, Nannan is deep frying fish in her garage (to avoid oily smell inside the house), Our late lunch together (some of dishes showed in picture: stir fry dishes of Shrimp, vege, deep fried fish and bean curd stew, cold cut of marinated pork loin).
Visiting Sandy’s family in Fall River, MA. She is at her late term of pregnancy. Her parents are visiting her from China, will help her after she gives birth.
Pictures clockwise from bottom right: Sandy’s mom is making dumplings from scratch for our lunch together, Sandy and her parents and her daughter Sarah in their living room, All the women together for a picture time.
July 7th wedding at Saint Clements Castle.
Note: Picture at bottom right was taken by photographer Kim and Mike hired, edited and cropped afterwards.
July 4th picnic at Hacklebarney State Park with Serena’s family.
Pictures clockwise from bottom left: A creek goes through the park, Serena’s younger daughter Francisca at picnic table, Serena and her husband Richard and youngest daughter Athena, Alan was getting ready to bbq our steaks.
It was one of the most unique and memorable July 4th parties we had had.
Pictures clockwise from bottom: Lamb Kabobs – our main dish for tonight’s dinner, Serena’s younger daughter Francisca is making our dessert, Serena and her youngest daughter Athena.
Arrived at my friend Serena’s home this evening. Her husband Richard made awesome homemade breads, salad and pizza for our first night dinner together.
Meeting girls in Atlanta, GA before leaving tomorrow. Pictures clockwise from top: Downtown landscape at night view from my friend’s home, Wendy – a long time friend I finally met in person for lunch, Food court in Chinatown where I met other girls at evening, Get-together picture of six of us after having an authentic and abundant Chinese dinner together.
Driving from Tampa up to Connecticut for Alan’s youngest daughter Kim’s wedding in July, we also decided to stop on several placed (GA, NJ, MA, RI) along the way to meet some old and new friends that I have been knowing them through the years. Atlanta, GA is our first stop, we are going to stay here till July 2rd.
We arrived Atlanta before noon, decided to check out its aquarium. It was not as big as I imagined, but was still worth to visit, once in a life.. so nothing is missing out. (the picture at top was a white alligator which was very unique)
Pictures clockwise from bottom left: A quick shot of a building we drove by, Waiters were singing and dancing in a 50s style dinner – Johnny Rockets where we were having our quick lunch, Thai dinner with another couple that we were staying with during the days we were in Atlanta.