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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Christmas Vacation Part One

So we just got back last night from our Christmas vacation back home to Mass. We were there for a week but it felt like two days, if that. I'm writing this as I "work from home" and Eric watches nature shows from our long DVR list.

Unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures. I don't really know why, but I'm guessing it was because we were just too busy. It was weird being in MA because it felt like we had just been on vacation to AZ and were coming home to MA, but when it was time to leave to go back to AZ, it felt like we were going home! Follow?

I won't give a detailed blah blah blah of our itinerary, just the highlights as I remember it and I'm sure Eric will fill in the rest later.

Wednesday Sean, Caitlin, Eric and I went to Quan Yin vegetarian restaurant in Worcester. This was a place we used to frequent when we lived in the Woo and we were so excited to be back. Everything on the menu is vegan. YUM. While we were waiting for our food a local "gangsta" came in and asked if it was a restaurant. We told him yes. Then he asked if it was all vegetarian and we told him yes. He was confused and make a comment about how skinny he was already and while holding his stomach said something like "I need some meat" and left. Ahh Worcester, we then started to remember why we love that city so much.

After Quan Yin we obviously went to Wholly Cannoli to get Dynamite Sticks. YUM. They have a new store next to where their old one was. It seems like the Phantom Gourmet's taking to the Dynamite Sticks may have helped out this once tiny Worcester pastry shop.

We left Wholly Cannoli to go to the Living Earth to pick up some food for the week. It felt like we never left Worcester.

Now the action picks up, Woo-billy style. As we were driving away from the Living Earth, a big pick up truck with blazing Red Sox stickers comes barreling down the already tiny-without-huge-snowpiles-on-either-side street. In the opposite direction on the street, because the sidewalks weren't plowed, was a man in a wheelchair wearing all orange and a woman walking next to him in all orange. The truck didn't slow down and nearly missed them. It was frightening, but not entirely surprising.

Next we were driving down May St. to get home. A bus had just let off a bunch of kids from school. I was looking out the window when all of a sudden I saw a weird dog hightailing it up the street. I yelled, "Look at that weird dog!" and Eric says, "That's not a dog, it's a coyote!" And it was running toward the kids. We kept driving.

Finally we were waiting to take a left turn onto Southbridge St. The light turned green and the car in front of us started to turn when all of a sudden they slammed on their brakes because a Jeep had just run the red light from our left. We proceeded with the turn and only to see a cop turn on it's lights and pull over the Jeep! Classic.

And that was just the first day.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Sean said...

It was good seeing you again.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Jen + Kev said...

oh man a coyote on the streets of worcester!! i havent even seen that.

we are very bummed we didnt get a chance to meet up, of course we leave for canada as soon as you guys come back.

I hope you guys had an awesome christmas!!

4:55 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

It was fun going home and seeing everyone. The coyote was weird. Made me miss Worcester.

The way I see it, the Richardsons' absence upon our return means you owe us a visit in AZ!!

5:48 PM  

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