My brother was like, "Dude, I've been watching your Instagram feed... how long have you been on vacation??" And then I was like, "Dude, one week! This was is my first week off in four months!!"
... The trick is to make it count.
So in that spirit, I bring you the long long post with many many pictures from my one week off. :) (Don't worry, Linds, there is not much reading involved, just tons of photos. ;))
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We start in Seattle, where I dashed off to right after my last exam for an über-short weekend for my friend Katie's wedding.
|Space Needle! Got to have brunch up there.|
|Dahlias - looove these.|
|Tommy, open your eyes!|
|That's better. :)|
|Here comes the groom!|
|Check out the shoes!|
|The bride with her parents.|
|In their own world.|
|which was long but beautiful...|
|and entirely in Sanscrit...|
|and we didn't understand a word.|
... so Tommy and I got real mature and played games with my camera
(I wish I could remember the questions we were asking each other for these faces).
|Ooo! It's almost over.|
|I think it's official...|
|Yep, sure looks like it...|
|Yay! They're married!!|
|Time for a drink.|
|Represent, UVA post-bacc.|
|Drunk on the gorgeous color.|
|Cell phone self-portrait.|
|Obsessed with my mehndi.|
|Cutest name-card holders ever.|
|Totes adorebs, right??!?|
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Next stop: Asheville, to visit my friend Jay and his wife. I didn't take many pictures here, sad face.
|Izzy is awesome on road trips.|
|Stained-glass in their awesome new house.|
|Just mountains and rivers.|
|Runs in the NC Arboretum.|
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Final destination: St. Simon's island for beach time with buddies.
|Getting close... I can smell the saltwater.|
|Su casa es nuestra casa. :)|
|Such a good dog.|
|First night taco dinner.|
|Time for cards: Spoons!|
|Close to perfect.|
|... ready... set... relax!|
|Izzy the beach pup!|
|Dog meets crab.|
|She wanted it SO BAD.|
|Fave picture from the whole week. :)|
|Hey Chels, strike a volleyball pose.|
|Contemplating our next move.|
|Another night, another epic game.|
|Your turn to drive.|
And that's all she wrote, folks. Now back to reality!!
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**Many of the Seattle photos were contributed by the talented Brooke Coleman, a Duke med classmate of Katie's; many St. Simon's photos were taken by Nick Dolby and Chelsea McCullough; the rest came from my camera and iPhone. All shared with permission.**