A Squared: East Coast Love

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

East Coast Love

I'm feeling a little groggy this morning since I am back at work after Alex and I returned late last night from a long weekend in Los Angeles.  Once I go through all of our photos I will post some updates on our trip and let you know where we went, who we saw, and of course, what we ate.  I'm also feeling very blessed this morning that we were able to make it home without a hitch (and 20 minutes early, actually).  When we were waiting for our bags at O'Hare there were a ton of people camped out in baggage claim for the foreseeable future.  We were on our way home to sleep in our bed and they were sleeping on the floor and awaiting their cancelled flights to the east coast.

I am also very thankful for social media right about now.  My family and the majority of my closest friends live on the east coast (and in New York City, no less) so it's been both fun and comforting to read their updates-- to know that they are weathering Hurricane Sandy and that they're making the best of being evacuated, stranded, and without power.  Especially after seeing blackouts, flooded streets and beaches, and an explosion in lower Manhattan I am very happy to have been able to keep tabs on all of my loved ones remotely.

Even after living in New England for 12 years I never actually experienced a hurricane.  There was a threat of one when I was in high school once, but that was it.  My family is no stranger to inclement weather conditions (a blizzard was a common occurrence growing up in Michigan!), so they've been having fun in the wake of this Sandy craziness.  Plus, my sisters have had the last two days off from school and no teenager will ever complain about that.  Check out this cute video my dad sent of the two of them at the beach in Wickford, RI yesterday... love these girls!

Continue to stay safe and dry, east coast friends!

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