Carolyn and Anthony

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Made It to Minnesota!

This past weekend and early week we made the big move from New Hampshire to Minnesota. Our original plan had been to hook a trailer up to Snoopy the Subaru, but after a long saga of trying to get a hitch on, we ended up just renting a truck and leaving Monday afternoon, later than we had hoped. This arrangement meant we had to drive to whole way in two different cars, Snoopy and a large Yellow Penske Truck (see above). We stayed at my parents in Cleveland Monday night (getting in at 2 am) and took off the next morning. Using some creative navigation around Chicago, we avoided any major traffic (Carolyn was convinced I was lost as I hopped from freeway to freeway).

After 23 hours of driving, we made it to Minneapolis. Our apartment is small, but we crammed all of our boxes of stuff inside. We may be switching apartments on August 1st, so we may wait until after then to fully unpack.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

A 50th Anniversary

For the past week and a half, Carolyn and I have been in Vail, Colorado with my dad's whole extended family helping my grandparents celebrate their fiftieth anniversary. Even my grandpa's cousins from Italy and one of the sons came in for the event. The Alaskan contingent (John & Katie) made sure we had the obligatory family reunion t-shirts, and there were quite a few large family dinners an gatherings over the weekend. We even managed to drag almost the entire family up Vail Mountain for a hike with the aid of the gondola.
In general, Carolyn and I have been caught up in the usual Colorado activities, hiking, rafting, and roller skiing. In particular, today my dad, Carolyn, Ana, and I hiked up Mount of the Holy Cross. It is one of Colorado's 14,000 footers, and was quite a long hike. However, the weather was beautiful and not too hot. We leave tomorrow to return to New Hampshire.

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