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Jordan, Emily, Natalie, and Zachary

Archive for February, 2010

Visiting Family in PA Part 1

Sat ,20/02/2010

I decided that this post needs to be split in half. At the beginning of February (end of January) I got to go visit my sister, Nicole and her husband, Nate and their baby, Katie. I also got to see Justin and Julie. I keep telling people that I killed two birds with one stone, but I’m not sure that’s the right phrase to use…

Anyway, Jordan and I drove to St Louis Friday night. There was a snow storm that came in that night, and it was really coming down hard, so hard in fact that Jordan got out of work early. So, it took us a while to get to St. Louis. Here’s a picture of the snow when I was driving to pick Jordan up:

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Try not to think too hard about how I got that picture. So, it started snowing even harder when we were driving, but we eventually made it. We stopped for dinner at Cracker Barrel. Can you believe Jordan had never eaten there!?! That is pretty much a crime in my family. My dad loves Cracker Barrel, when we go on trips, he pulls out the Cracker Barrel map and we try and go there.

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After we ate dinner we drove the rest of the way to our hotel. We spent the night and Jordan dropped me off at the airport the next morning. Surprisingly, my flight from St Louis to Philadelphia was not  delayed. The flight was pretty uneventful, but there are pictures. I’ve flown a lot, but I’m always amazed by it. I love breaking through the clouds and being above them, it’s amazing. I got some pretty cool pictures of the main part of Philadelphia. My flight to State College was delayed because all the lights on the airplane were broken, I guess that’s a bad thing. Apparently when that happens they have to replace all the batteries that power the lights on the plane, which takes over an hour. So I eventually got to State College and Nicole and Nate picked me up.

I can’t really describe it, but somehow when I haven’t seen family or good friends for a long time, I forget that time apart when I see them . I mean, the last time I saw Nicole she was pregnant, but now she had a baby, but it felt like I had just seen her. Does that make sense to anyone?

It was so fun to meet my newest niece, I just had to take lots of pictures…

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