Thursday, December 4, 2014

The Long Distance Years: 2011

Things started to pick up a little in our second year.  There were the first rumblings of Project Relocation and lots more time spent together getting to know one another and falling in love.


I was gone on work trips for a good portion of this time period so we didn't see each other too much these first few months of the year.  I did manage to make Chris a candygram for Valentine's Day.  And we certainly went all out celebrating his 30th Birthday!  We also made a quick trip to Philly for a night of karaoke fun with friends.

If only this was an audio clip instead of a photo :)


We celebrated our first dating anniversary with a little road trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame and Norman Rockwell Museum topped off with experiencing Charlie Sheen and all his insanity.  Charlie totally wasn't "winning", but we made up for it with an amazing hibachi dinner and a Chris Rock broadway show the following week.


We ventured up to Oswego for a beautiful wedding over Memorial Day weekend and played some mini-golf with my visiting brother and sister-in-law in May.  We took a trip over to Boston to catch the US Soccer team in a friendly in June.

Awesome backdrop at Eric and Coleen's Wedding...


We had a lot of fun in Cleveland during the early part of July.  We toured the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and celebrated the 4th of July enjoying America's favorite pasttime - a baseball game!  Later that month, we made the trek to Kentucky for my birthday bash.  We saw Rascal Flatts in concert, hit two stops on the bourbon trail, and even managed a wine tasting.  Our time in Kentucky came to a close with a tour of the Louisville Slugger Museum.  And we managed to catch Newcastle on this side of the pond for a soccer match in Colombus before we headed back to NY.


We attended a couple of concerts - Phil Vassar in Saratoga followed by Nas & Damian Marley in Central Park.  We joined some friends for a fun day at Six Flags New England.  And we managed a weekend getaway at Glen Cove Mansion out on Long Island.


Over Labor Day weekend, we attended a wedding in Albany and had some fun at the track in Saratoga before the rain washed us out there.  We also had a lot of football fun - in Pittsburgh, New York, and Kentucky.  Then, we surprised my dad for his 60th birthday!

Hanging out on the golf course at Mike and Jess' Wedding...


Halloween was exciting as we played the dress up game again.  We also did some apple picking and ventured up to Vermont to check out more covered bridges.  And our parents met.  My parents came to NY prior to our adventures in London, Paris, and Rome so Chris and I figured it would be a good time to introduce them to his parents!  We enjoyed a nice dinner and conversation!


My brother joined us for some fun with friends at a Bills-Jets game in Buffalo.  We were a tribe divided for the day.  And we attended a beautiful wedding on 11-11-11 :)

Such a neat venue for Nicolas and Allison's nuptials...


In early Decemeber, we flew down to Jacksonville for a Monday Night Football game in order to check off another stadium!  And we rang in the New Year with a champagne toast and some fun glasses back in NYC.

*If you want to catch up on our love story*

Andrea :)

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