Brigid Travels

Updates from The Road

Scarborough England [2018]

We took a day trip from York to Scarborough, which was really gorgeous and very walkable. We had breakfast (and 4-across) at Sunny's, went to Anne Bronte's grave, to Scarborough Castle (next set of pictures) and walked down to North Bay, stopping to watch some skaters at HairyBob's Skatepark and Dirtjumps, around to South Bay and took the funicular back up to town!

And the main attraction: Scarborough Castle! Spectacular!!

York England [2018]

One of the fun things to do in York is pick up a Cat Trail map and explore the city!

Harry Potter Stuff!

Food!

Where we stayed - the Beehive!

March for Science - Earth Day in DC [2017]

An estimated 150,000 people showed up in DC on April 22 for this event. It was very inspiring, even though it was cold and rainy!  

Our experience:

 

And some favorite signs!!

House Changes

Before and After...

And one of YinYang enjoying the sunshine this morning and waving hello, for good measure!!

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Yes, she is laying on my zip-up sleeping bag with arms from when I was a wee one!!

Womens March San Diego [2017]

I attended the Women's March in San Diego because I believe in government policies and action informed by compassion and empathy, balanced by realistic economic progress and scientific/studied basis. I do not see that being a motivating approach by current policy makers (and those going through the nominating process). Here are some of the signs from the march - the crowd was estimated at 40,000!

And some people shots

Canyons Park City [2016]

We headed back to Park City for skiing, since last time there was no snow (!). Once again, we started with a trip to the amazing Red Iguana in Salt Lake City! Yummy!! This time we had TONS of fresh powder, almost every day! Wheeee!!

And we explored the geothermal pool inside Homestead Crater - nice after a long day on the mountain.

Asbury Park [2016]

To follow up on actually meeting Springsteen, I arranged for our first family Girls Weekend to be in Asbury Park! We actually stayed in the neighboring town of Ocean Grove - absolutely beautiful! Saturday morning we did a self-defined Springsteen tour involving most of the places he lived in the area and other obvious spots (like E Street!).

Meeting Springsteen [2016]

Not exactly a trip, geographically, but it was quite trippy!! Reap of my red letter Bruce Springsteen day:

  1. Got up at 2:30am, drove to LA, in line by 4:30
  2. Had great line buddies, Brad and Bradley
  3. Got initial wristband at 6:30, proving I was in the first 1100.
  4. Paid for #BornToRunTheBook and got wristband at 10:00 guaranteeing I would get a pic with Bruce (scheduled to be there 12-2, but he started just before 11:30)
  5. Got a pic and approximately 4 seconds with him (I used it to hem and haw and say 'thank you')... his jacket was soft as buttah and he called me Darlin... plus a signed copy of the book
  6. home by 4pm

If you have known me a while, you know that I am a huge fan, and was borderline obsessed with him during my formative years... if I had a bucket list, this would be on it! yay!!!

Sarah + Brian Jansen Wedding [2016]

And where we stayed, first at the Madonna Inn, then in a tree house by the Mystery Spot!

Kristen Grad [2016]

Colorado Rockies [2016]

We had a great time meeting up with Carl & JoAnna at the Dillon Dam Brewery at the beginning of the trip, and stayed with them at their lovely flat in Denver on the last night. In between, there was lots of skiing and snowboarding with Larry & Jean at Keystone and Breckenridge! And on the last day we were able to hook up with Swede, a Sigma Nu frat brother of mine from CMU!