Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brooklyn, Brooklyn, take me in...--Avett Brothers

I did a very poor job documenting the last London Ladies reunion in Brooklyn--we were just having too much fun! The premise of the trip was the Avett Brothers concert, held in Radio City Music Hall, but of course, any excuse for us all to get together is just fine by us. A few of us did a 'touristy' day and walked over the Brooklyn bridge starting from the Brooklyn side. Other than the speeding bikes on one side of the walkway and the unobservant European tourists invariably in their way, it was a highly enjoyable experience--great views of Manhattan, the Harbor, and the Statue of Liberty!
pretty Brooklyn
BK bridge with Manhattan bridge in the background

Toalsie and Sara on the bridge (note Euro tourist in the bike lane!)
lower Manhattan

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

A D.C. birthday

Studying abroad can be an enlightening experience, a drunken experience, and a time when you are allowed to be a different version of yourself, if only for a few months. For me, it was also a time in which I met 4 of my best friends. And though we all live in different cities across the U.S., every 6 months to a year we make the effort to get together and continue to have crazy, sentimental, bust-a-gut laughing weekends. 2010 however was special because some of us were able to see each other more than once; case in point, Sara from the great state of Minnesota came to DC for her 26th bday and Meghan from Boston flew down to join.

We danced, we ate, we toured the hell out of DC (Sara had never been before and was determined to see EVERYTHING) and we parted knowing that we'd be seeing each other again in a couple weeks, this time in NYC. Love study abroad.

(some photos courtesy of the great Sara Ibis)