We spent the weekend in DC with my brother Nick, who came down from Toronto to see us! We walked probably a hundred miles, ate lots of good food, did some touristy stuff (since Nick had never been to DC), and hung out in some shady parks to escape the almost 100-degree heat. Nick surprised us with tickets to see the musical Memphis at the Kennedy Center. It was really good. I'm a bit of a musical junkie, and it had been awhile since I'd been to a show, so it was such an awesome surprise! I was also able to meet up with my friend and fellow blogger, Amanda, for lunch one day. She's just wonderful and I'm so happy our schedules worked out and we could connect!
It was really, really great to see my brother. It's not all that often that I get to see my family, and it's been that way for years now, since I've spent the majority of the past five years living abroad as an ex-pat. Because of that though, I've been lucky enough to do some pretty wonderful travelling with my parents and brothers over the past few years. Tokyo with my brother Nick. Shanghai with my brother Alex. Hong Kong with my mom. Paris and England with my dad. I'm lucky that my family loves to travel just as much as I do. I guess my brothers and I got it from my dad, who has travelled more than almost anyone else I've ever met. I can only hope I'll be able to do even a fraction of the traveling he's done over the course of my life.
I sadly didn't take many pictures, and these mostly consist of us just lying around on the grass, but I figured I'd share anyway!
As wonderful as it's been to have my mom and brother visit and do all this adventuring over the past two weeks, I'm really looking forward to finally have some downtime to focus on the work I have to do, which I am very behind on after a couple weeks of such a busy and inconsistent schedule. We're pretty much staying put for the rest of the summer, aside from some day trips here and there, and honestly I'm really, really excited about that. My last two summers have been full of lots of moving/life-change chaos, so I'm really looking forward to the change of pace for this summer.
Do you have any big plans for the next couple of months? Maybe you're keeping it low-key too? Happy Tuesday!