Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"I think I'll go to Boston..."

I have been a busy woman since last week! A good friend of mine, Alberto, and I started driving to Boston last Tuesday.  We split the drive into three days and had a great timewe talked & talked & talked.  We listened to music and random podcasts.  We read some of my articles for school, which led to many interesting conversations.  It was a great time!  We drove through 13 states total but on Thursday, we passed through 9 statesVirginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.  It was a full day!  We were able to drive through NYCit really just made me sad that I couldn’t stay and made me vow to myself that i will go back very soon.  We drove through the most beautiful part of Connecticutthe trees are AMAZING!  There are so many vibrant colors that you cannot even imaginewhy do I not live there?!?  We made a stop in New Haven to visit Yale University where my friend went to grad school.  We met up with some of his friendsthey were all so niceand ate some great sushi!  Then, we got back in the car and headed to Boston.  After getting lostTWICEwe finally made it to Cambridge.  The trip was short but great!  What a great little city to live inthere is so much life & diversity there!

Photo of beautiful trees as we were driving down the highway

On Saturday morning, I flew out of Boston to El pAso.  After I finally arrived there, we headed to my cousin’s house for a family get together.  It was great to see all my cousinsthere were even some that flew in from Cali!  We went out for drinks that nightthere were quite a few of us cousins and let me say, it was a fun & crazy time! I will post pics at some point.  Then on Sunday, we had a memorial at San Francisco Xavier for my dad.  The mass was beautiful.  We had a reception afterward with pozole that my aunt & uncle madeit was super yummy!  We had a chance to talk to a bunch of our family thereaunts, uncles, cousins, friends of my dad’s.  it was a great way to remember my dad and celebrate his life.  Afterward was also special because we were able to have a tour of the house that my dad grew up in as a child when they lived across the street from that church.  What a treat for me and my mom and sisters!  My dad talked about that house so much and was always trying to explain what it was like in that house.  I remember stories that he told me about that house up until the last couple of weeks of his life.  I’m sure that he was there and grinning ear to ear watching us explore the house that he loved so much.  3719 findley streeta very special place. 

I flew back to dallas on Monday morning just in time for my midterm and think that I actually did pretty well.  :) thank goodness!!! 
Today I restedwhich consisted of laying on my couch in my pj’s for many hours.  It was greatness!  I am actually headed back to boston tomorrowstrange story but to make it short, I bought plane tickets for albert & I for the wrong week.  I am going to stay with albert’s friends that I met while I was there.  I think it will be a fun (& hopefully somewhat relaxing) timeI am glad that I will have more time to explore boston.  It seems like such a cool place.  The only problemit is so easy to get lost!  Say a prayer that I make it back!  Well, that is what I have been up to latelylots of traveling & loving every minute of it!


  1. Safe travels!!! How much fun, Ceci. I'm envious. :)
    I secretly think I'd fall in love with Boston, I've just never been. Hopefully one day!
    Take lots of pics!!

  2. Wow! Do you ever stand still?! :) Hope you have a great time on the next trip and that you get a chance to see household sisters! I had so much fun in Boston and Rhode Island when I visited Denise last year. There is so much to see!

    The celebration for your dad sounds beautiful!