Last weekend, we went up to Watkins Glen, NY so I could meet Matt's family. It was a loooooooong drive up, partially because the TomTom directed us on a "shortcut" which ended up being TWICE as long due to the fact that halfway through the shortcut, TomTom died. Not just the battery... that would be easy to fix! No, we had complete software failure. It rebooted itself about five times and then went to a glowing screen and no more. Sad. But we did eventually make it. The one good thing about that trip was that we went to Krispy Kreme... my first trip, and the light was on! I was fascinated by the process of how the donuts are made... and oh, the hot ones are amazing! :) New Jersey does not have any KK retail stores. How sad!
We had a nice weekend, despite the long drive up. Matt's parents had gone up on Thursday night, so they were already there when we arrived. On Saturday, after an AMAZING breakfast at the Bout Time B&B I met two sets of family members, including one teenager (Jay) who was performing in his high school's production of Thoroughly Modern Millie that evening. (He played the male lead, Jimmy Smith - his only audition ever and he lands a lead!)
In the afternoon, we went to a chicken place (the aptly named Mr. Chicken) and then over to Famous Brands store... where I got a pair of pink Tevas. (cute, no?)
After a bit of a rest in the afternoon we headed over to the high school for the show. It brought back a lot of memories... I have fond memories of my theater geek days in school. Jay did a great job in the role, and we had fun poking around the school and having root beer floats during intermission!
On Sunday... another unbelievable breakfast started the day, then we visited one more house for a bit before we headed home. It was a very quick trip, but nice to finally get up there. It even snowed when we were there - a surprise! I want to go back up when it's green - there is a ton of great hiking and outdoor adventures to be had, and I want to take a trip to the Corning Museum of Glass as well... it looks like such a great place! There are also a ton of wineries that look interesting and lots of other things to do. Next time, however, we will not do a whirlwind weekend!
(I'll hopefully get the few pics I took uploaded soon.)