Philly to DC Bicycle Trip

My super athletic brother, James, and … I … decided to “ride bikes” earlier this week from Flourtown, PA to College Park, MD.  We left on Sunday from our parents’ house in Flourtown after a delicious Mother’s Day brunch.  I snapped these photos with my iPhone throughout the 4 day trip.

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We said goodbye to Dara and hit the road again, making a quick stop at a bike shop near the University of Delaware.
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A big thanks to our friend Ryan Stava for hooking us up with all kinds of bicycle gear before we left.  You have to pack the gear!IMG_6012 copy IMG_6015 copyIMG_6014 copy IMG_6023 copy IMG_6024 copyJames thought this shopping cart was his bike for a second.
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Somehow we made it to Baltimore!!IMG_6032 copy IMG_6036 copyIMG_6040 copy IMG_6042 copy IMG_6046 copy 2 We met this fellow bike-enthusiast outside Baltimore on day 3.  He started in NYC about a week ago and he’s headed to California.  Good luck Peter!IMG_6051 copyIMG_6064 copyWe couldn’t find a hotel under $500 in the downtown DC area so we settled on College Park.  It felt so good only riding for 35.08 miles the third day!

IMG_6061 copy IMG_6065 copy IMG_6066 copy What do you do when finish a fun bike trip from Philadelphia to DC?  Obviously get a mani/pedi!!IMG_6067 copy Look who drove down to meet us in DC?!  Steve, James and I toured DC a bit and wondered around the Smithsonians for the day.  One of the highlights was finding out what we would look like as early humans at the Natural Sciences Origins exhibit.  IMG_6079 copy IMG_6081 copy IMG_6084 copy IMG_6085 copy IMG_6088 copy IMG_6097 copyIMG_6092 copy IMG_6095 copyJames is continuing his biking adventures all the way to Lexington, Kentucky for his best friend’s wedding on May 25th.  You can do it James!  Love you!!

Washington, D.C.

A few weeks ago my mom and I spent a couple day’s in our Nation’s capital touring the beautiful city.  We spent most of our time at the Newseum, but also hopped on and off a bus that winds through the city.  We didn’t plan it this way, but the cherry blossoms were in full bloom while we were there too which made the get-away even better.

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Multiple Exposure

I was inspired by this article I read online from Petapixel, and decided to play with making a few multiple exposures this morning.  I’ve been extra busy lately so I forced myself to take 10 minutes to do something fun and creative.  I am now forcing myself to take another 10 minutes to blog about it!  I definitely look forward to making more multiple exposures as soon as I can (preferably not from my office chair next time).

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An Amaryllis Photo Essay

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 I planted this amaryllis bulb on January 17th in my office window and thoroughly enjoyed watching it grow a little bit everyday.  Somedays I felt like I was actually watching it grow before my eyes!  It bloomed yesterday (on the second day of spring!).

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