9.28.2012

AND A HAPPY NERDY US HISTORY WEEKEND TO US!


and the holbrooks are off! we're taking a mini US history road trip for an extended birthday weekend excursion (a few years ago we did something similar--birthday road trips are really fun, you should try it). for the occasion, mazda's lent us a very  rad, very electric blue mazda 3 for the weekend (we will not be losing it in any parking lots). we're hoping to bottle up some of this lovely early fall weather and see the historic sights of philadelphia, washington d.c., maybe some virginia, hopefully some amish country too. this is something i've wanted to do for a long time, ever since we moved back to the east coast. just two history buffs in a borrowed blue car with a mostly amenable toddler... it's going to be one really nerdy weekend. i'm excited!

here are some babbles to keep you entertained while i'm gone

i did a series of "how i wear my ..." posts for levi's

30 comments :

  1. cheers to history nerds. have fun!

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  2. If you choose to come to Virginia you should hit up the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is the most relaxing drive ever and with this autumn breeze, ahh! It's perfect, I promise! Happy Birthday(s?) and safe travels!

    PS: Here's a link to the Parkway, it stretches through most of Virginia and North Carolina.(http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/)

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  3. Amish country, yay!! Hope you make it, i love it there. Nerdy trips are the best! Have fun and drive safe!

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  4. Sounds like a great trip! I'm very jealous, I love historic sites, me. Enjoy! And happy birthday to all the Holbrooks :)

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  5. road trips, in general, are THE BEST... but birthday road trips?! now why didn't i think of that?!

    enjoy yourselves!! and gooo redskins! (although, i'm sure that is lost on you.. unless you're some closeted football fan... are you?)

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  6. Where is that cardigan from? I really really love it.

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  7. Sounds like a plan! Hope you all have a fabulous weekend : )

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  8. WELL if you make it down to Virginia, you have to come to Charlottesville. Monticello! So American!
    And then you have to stop by and see the old dorm room of Edgar Allan Poe for 3 reasons:
    1. You are a writer. It's kind of a given.
    2. There is a button to push that sets off this whole recording on his time here at UVA. And correct me if I'm wrong, but toddlers dig pushing buttons that trigger noises.
    3. I live in the room JUST next door. And I would so love to meet the Holbrooks!

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  9. Philly's awesome! There's awesome museums of course, but if you stop by you should just roam around the city for a bit. Center City has a NY feel to it, Chesnut Hill is cute but a bit far out of the way. West Philly is a bit gritty but super interesting I think (I'm a bit biased as I live in West Philly ;) ) There's also awesome food in Philly. There's Cappagiro Gelato Artisans( best gelato in the world so says National Geographic) and just amazing restraunts everywhere.
    If you're looking for the cute, touristy part of Philly stay in Center City/Old City though. :)

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  10. Sounds like its going to be a fun trip!

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  11. Have fun! I love how you styled your Levis. I can't wait to fit into mine again after my baby is born.

    Marissa / treetopnest.blogspot.com

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  12. Enjoy the trip. As a History teacher, I can totally appreciate what you two are heading out to do. I am looking forward to seeing your re-cap. Thank you so much for such a great blog. I have been loving all of the topics you cover and how vibrant, consistent, and playful it all is.

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  13. ah i hope you post instagrams of va so i know that you're in my neck of the neighborhood :) :)

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  14. I cannot wait to see the photos of your adventures! I hope you have the best trip and a VERY happy birthday!

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  15. Yeah for road trips! Sometimes you just have to get out and drive...

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  16. I work at the NAtional Air and Space Museum - If you need anything (museum guide? Forever 21 shopping buddy?) I'd be happy to help!

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  17. Yay. Love road trips. If you drive by Maryland you should stop by Ft. McHenry. Mt. Vernon in DC isn't too far as well. Have fun. We're driving to Boston from Baltimore next summer. Of course, a pit stop in NYC!

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  18. Have a blast! Sounds like an amazing trip, can't wait to see photos!

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  19. i went to college in philly and grew up outside DC in virginia - enjoy virginia, the most beautiful state, and d.c. which is such a cool city (and so inspiring as an american). have fun holbrooks!

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  20. That is the comfiest and most stylish display of travel clothes I have ever seen. I loved seeing philly via your instagram!

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  21. Enjoy!! Sounds like soo much fun!!

    www.fashionaddict09.blogspot.be

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  22. I've lived in Philly all my life..and still do! Enjoy! Can't wait to see pictures! Will enjoy your perspective on my city. Also, I hope you get to Amish country. It's totally worth it!

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  23. That is my kind of birthday. Any decade that starts with a road trip, diners full of useful pamphlets and various souvineers in the shape of national landmarks is destined to be an adventure. Or the start to an episode of hoarders. Hello thirties. Have fun!!

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  24. history and road trip?! sounds like a perfect weekend. and the new mazda3 is cute.

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  25. Hope you guys had a fabulous weekend!!!! xx

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  26. Your Instapics make me miss home so much!! Say hello to Springfield, VA for me!

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  27. This sounds like a great adventure. When we were in Boston this summer we made a bunch of day trips to the surrounding area. We never got to go to Amish country though. :/

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  28. How exciting! I've always wanted to do that!

    Theresa
    http://bomamma.blogspot.com

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  29. A friend told me about your blog and your struggle with infertility. I'm experiencing a similar struggle. I love it and I'm glad I found you! New follower.

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  30. I grew up in VA - it really is beautiful, especially this time of year. I would highly recommend Williamsburg, VA if you love history - it is amazing!!

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