Yikes! I didn't realize it had been so long! Things were crazy for us this summer. First I spent nearly a month in the States (or in travel to them), complete w/ a much overdue trip to North Carolina to visit a great friend. We've been friends for a few years now, but had never met in person. When I wound up in the Carolinas around 4th of July (with no AMC flights due to the holidays) I was graciously invited to visit and crash for a few days. I was treated to some awesome Southern Hospitality (tm), including an introduction to Bojangles, and this:
A good ol' Crawfish boil. It was AWESOME! I have before had the pleasure, and it was so worth it. The only regret I have is that The Guy and The Kid weren't there to enjoy it. :(
This doesn't even scratch the surface of the carnage she caused. (Love ya, girl!)
It was a completely rad time. I also was treated to fireworks by the waterfront. Just like when I was a kid...
Someday I will have a kick ass camera that can take quality pictures at all times of day. I vow it.
It also included the worst. sparklers. evah.
But it was a great time, all the same. We will definitely have to do it again before another three years lapses.
When I finally made it home we had a houseguest from Iowa for most of four weeks. Just like when we lived in Hawai'i it took someone coming to visit to go see some of the best things out there. We observed John running amok w/ some great results...
And also some failures. The stinkin (no pun intended) Kimchi Field Museum was closed the day we showed up! Boo!
We found the best Brunch and Waffles in town. W/ the tiniest syrup pitcher in all the world...
We made time for a trip to the DMZ, and the Third Tunnel of Aggression, which I knew was going to be exhausting, but I am glad I went all the same. To say it was an odd experience is an understatement.
After the hike, Me, The Guy, and John.
Actual sign at the actual DMZ. I wrote more about the trip here.
And, of course, lots of great street food. NOM!
After John flew home (but not until unlocking Pyro!), we packed our gear and headed out for the States again. In the name of keeping these posts from being too insanely long (I need to figure out the html coding for adding a jump) I will break that into another post.
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