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The rest of 2002 & 2003

"What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.” -  Karl Lagerfeld

Happy Tuesday! If you live on the East Coast you know that this weekend was finally gorgeous 🌻. I hope you took that chance to explore the outdoors a little and if you did not, I totally support day indoors on the couch watching Mad Men. Have you seen? I highly recommend. However we are not here to talk about that. 
We are here to talk about something I realized this morning, more accurate something I always knew and it just became clearer. Photographs pick up the slack where our memory fails. It would be impossible to remember moments from 17 years ago but when looking back at my albums they refreshed my memory making me remember where I've been and what I've done. Without that it would be lost never to be remembered again.  If you read my last entry (if you did not, you most certainly should) you know that we are in the year 2002. 2002 seems to have a lot of firsts. My first romantic trip was with at the time bf PS (remember him from Miami) to Rhode Island where I vividly remember spending $500 on a B & B as a present to him. There is nothing worse than teenager with a credit card. I am pretty sure there was an argument or 2 about why I am spending so much money on a place where we'll just sleep but as any teenager, I was certain I knew what  I was doing. As I click on the photos of plush four poster bed and a clawfoot tub I wonder was it worth it? I, for once, strongly believe that every experience we have somehow shapes us into who we are today even if that means living lush at 17.
I am pretty useless when it comes to recommendations based on this trip (as you see from my earlier entry in 2011-2012, I have gone back to RI and spent significantly less on lodging) but I could tell you there was a zoo and a pretty cool one.

The rest of 2002 was uneventful. There was a trip to Poconos for 4th of July but not much was explored. As any good group of young adults, I don't think we did anything more than day drinking and late night card playing but I did manage to snap an early morning or (was it late afternoon) photo of the lake by our house which just proves that in any amount of chaos you can create your own peace.

When digging through some other albums it also appeared I spent New Year '02 in Binghampton, NY where a friend of ours was attending Binghampton U. The only photos I have are of us horsing around and me on a horse (you had to have found that funny, right?) but we are not ready for those to make it into the public eye.

Well, that's it for now. Hope you come back soon to check out how I gracefully move from nostalgic memories to more present day travels & adventures.

See ya soon,
Daydream and Wander


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