Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Test Drive


In about three weeks I leave to embark on an east coast mother-daughter vacation of epic proportions.  The first part of the trip will begin like my normal adult life:  Andrew and I have a friend's wedding to attend in Baltimore.  After the Fourth of July, the dynamic will change; my mom, who is a teacher and has summers off, will be flying out to meet me and thus begins two weeks of a mother-daughter adventure unlike any other...

I haven't been to the east coast since I was twelve, and I believe this will be a different experience.  For one thing, I'm about a thousand times less awkward.  I also have zero agenda for this trip - leaving that to my mom who is a compulsive over-planner / over-researcher when it comes to traveling (something I've grown to really appreciate since I became an adult!).  This is not to say I don't have expectations or ideals about how things are going to go.  When we started talking about this trip, I started fantasizing about strolling along some boardwalk somewhere in preppy white shorts, summery heeled sandals, and colorful tank tops, sporting a glorious tan.  My mom and I would be sipping diet pepsis through straws and snapping pictures of ourselves with beach-scapes in the background.  I have no idea if this will actually happen, but I'll be dressed for it and today I am taking one of these summer outfits out for a spin, just for fun.

4 comments:

Michela said...

Wow! I knew you were going, but two weeks!! how did you swing that??!!

Monica said...

I have the PTO save up, actually. Yay!

Ani said...

i'm pretty sure you and your mom will be completely adorable sipping diet cokes with straws!
p.s. nice earrings ;)

Alexis Bayley said...

Have so much fun Monica!