Monday, November 9, 2009

There's No Place Like Home

Well, it has been so long since I last posted and boy there's a lot to tell! Over 2 weeks ago Matthew and I packed up the car and, braving all odds, took a loooooooong road trip all the way from North Texas to Lynchburg, Virginia and New York City! Although the trip was planned months in advance, we had no idea it would be so timely, all things considered. Praise the Lord for that!

Here are some photos of our 9-day adventure:

The Fall foliage in Lynchburg was just stunning!

Matty & Me

We visited an old church that one of our favorite
authors, Sheldon Vanauken, who wrote "A Severe Mercy",
used to attend while living in Lynchburg and writes of in his book

Matty "jumping off" of a cliff
in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

We picked apples! This is me
with the bounty :)

Matt's sister, Joy (who lives in VA),
Matthew & Me

Times Square
Such a happenin' place!

Central Park
There were so many cool bridges
and beautiful trees!

Quality time with the Gaffin Grandparents
in New Jersey. They were sweeties!

NY taxi drivers are everywhere and boy
are they craaazy!

We ate at this cute restaurant, of
which the movie "Serendipity" (one of our faves)
is named for. It was scrumptious!

Me about to get run over at a crosswalk
by a NY taxi! Heehee :)

It was a delightful trip, full of adventure, relaxation, and new experiences. But as Dorothy says in the "The Wizard of Oz"....

There's no place like home.

I whole-heartedly agree. :)

P.S. The song "Lucky" that is first on my playlist (scroll down) was Matthew and I's theme for our trip. I think it is quite fitting, don't you?




Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

Gaily, it looks like y'all had a great time. Your pictures are awesome---I especially love the one with you holding the bag of apples---you're so beautiful in that one (and in the others too of course!). Thanks for sharing your adventures, and I'm glad you didn't get run over in the cross-walk! Haha! Love you!

Love, Grace

Kayla said...

Hey Gail,
I found your blog through Grace's and I have been ready it ever since! I love all of your inspirational words. I enjoyed your pics! Looks like y'all had a great time.

Kayla said...

oops i meant reading it ever since!