Tag Archives: Vacation

Goodrich Summer Tour

We have been everywhere this summer. Our latest trip was to New Jersey to see my aunt and uncle. We had a great time and they made it a fantastic trip. We ate delicious food, saw some beautiful sights, and enjoyed the Garden State and some respite from the Texas heat.

On our trip, we visited New York for two days as well.

We saw some amazing art at the Museum of Modern Art, enjoyed a long walk through Central Park, and soaked up the architecture and city scape. We walked all over, honestly. My tennis shoes did their duty well, but it was well worth it to see all the random stuff we came across.

We also saw some amazing things in the Museum of Natural History. Nick and I love dinosaurs, and their collection was impressive. Very impressive. I think we walked through it five times. The whole museum was amazing and huge with so much to see.

The last day on our trip, we visited the Martin Guitar factory in Philadelphia and took a tour to see how the guitars are made. These guitars are intense and now I really wish I knew how to play more than just Ode to Joy.

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Ohio Thrifting

Our last day in Ohio, we found some great thrift stores. If I could have, I think I would have bought a few suitcases full of things.

Some items on the top of my list were these vintage dresses. I love them all!

Love these!

The great thing about these beauties is all the ruffles and colors. I don’t think I’ve ever worn ruffles, or at least I haven’t in two decades, but there is just something about these dresses that I think I could get into.

This one might be my favorite out of the bunch.

There was also great furniture and random trinkets. When Nick and I own our own house, I’m pretty sure we will decorate with a vintage theme inspired by gems like these!

One store in particular had an adorable cat that followed us around asking for attention. His name was Slim and he loves bubbles.

Last but not least, what store is complete without a huge ice cream cone!? Hope you all are having a wonderful week.

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Gallivanting Goodriches: Ohio

Nick and I got to visit most of my Ohio family recently along with my brother and parents. The slightly cooler weather was a wonderful break from the Texas heat. I wish we could have stayed longer and spent more time with everyone, but at least we did get to visit.

While in Ohio, we also ate a TON of food. If there is one thing we Hagarmans (plus two Goodrich’s) know how to do, it is find and devour tasty food. The Texas branch of the family found a Mellow Mushroom and it became our favorite spot to eat.

Dad and Nick waiting on some PIZZA

Another food place of note put my belt to the test. It was in an art district that reminded me of the Austin scene. The food was great, the people were nice, the places were visually pleasing, and there was art everywhere.


Just some great random art

These chips nearly undid me. They were kettle chips with blue cheese melted on top along with tomatoes and other delicious things. They went quickly!

Trying to walk off our meal, we stumbled upon an ivy covered building. Couldn’t pass up an opportunity to enjoy some nice sites with nice weather and bonding time.

I even overlooked my fear of heights on the plane right back to enjoy some epic clouds and a rosy sunset.

It was a much needed trip, even though it was super short.

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Gallivanting Goodriches: Chicago

We took a weekend trip to Chicago last week for me to meet/visit a large part of my new family! It was a jam packed 4 days. I’m still a little worn out. But in a good way.

There was so much to do and so many people to see that we were rushing the whole time. I would have loved to have more time with my new family, but it was a great initial visit.

About to take the train!

Hey Grandma Goody!

Grandma Goody took us to a jazz concert starringĀ Wynton Marsalis. It was insane!

It was a beautiful building.

Grandma Goody scored Nick an epic floor seat. He was basically a part of the action.

We saw so many family members, but I forgot to take pictures. I was too busy talking and getting to know people. Oh well!

I did snag a picture of Nick, Mickey, and me.

Doing our best “American Gothic” impression.

We did manage to get a little touristy and see the Willis Tower. I kept wanting to call it the Bruce Willis Tower…just cause.

Such beautiful buildings.

Up on the 103 floor, in the sky deck, looking straight down.

We also go to devour some tasty foods in Chicago.

Worked up an appetite.

My first taste of Chicago pizza. Om nom nom.

It was a great trip and I have more photos than I know what to do with, especially of our Monday adventures. We basically crammed as much site seeing as possible into one day. More about that later!

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