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Monday, June 16, 2014

The Weekend via Instagram

If it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, then this post is worth millions. It was to us, for sure. 

We were blessed to spend the weekend with cousins visiting from Spain. They arrived on Thursday to pick up the couple's teenage son, who has been living with a family in New York for this past school year, learning English. 

Because the boy is in school until Friday...we have LONG winters here in the Northeast...our cousins arrived early to spend time with us here in the Boston area before heading to New York to pick up their son.

It was a spectacular weekend, of firsts, fumbling for the right words in Spanish (for me) and English (for them), and, most importantly, fun. 

Here's a recap, as seen through Instagram.  

When the Euro is stronger than the dollar, and it's a rainy day, there's only a few things you can do. At the mall, we shopped until we dropped, and then, we said, "¡Salud!"

EspaƱoles run on Dunkins. My cousins enjoy their first Dunkin Donut's 
drive through iced coffee experience. ¡Que rico!

Spain lost their first World Cup match and we consoled ourselves 
with amazing pizza from the Flatbread Company.

The sun finally came out and we ventured out to Boston.

Look what we saw on the way...

Yup...he even has his own Facebook check-in location...not. kidding.

Still running on Dunks. 

Uruguay lost their first Word Cup match as well. Antonio was not happy. 

At least the cappuccinos and cannolis were good.

And so were the flowers. 

And the kisses too. 

On Sunday, we were off to Maine. 

And found a moose.

Starting in Cape Elizabeth, we visited Portland Head lighthouse...

What a day!

And then we set off to explore Portland...

having lunch and their first lobsters (and sangria and beer)...

and dancing off lunch in the street...

finally, ending the weekend at our beloved Nubble Light in York Beach, Maine.

The only thing missing was spending the day with this amazing guy here...

Happy Father's Day to my Dad, with love. 

I hope your weekend was grand.  Cheers!


  1. Beautiful! What great pictures. And a fun recap. And yes, everything runs on Dunkin' - I think.

    I love the dancing in the streets. That's totally my style. :)

    My husband is from Maine originally and we'll be headed up sometime this summer. Looking forward to it!

    1. Thank you, Andrea! Maine is such a great spot with something for everyone: ocean, lakes, mountains, towns, walkable cities...a wonderful vacation spot or weekend getaway location. Thank you so much for your visit. :-)

  2. "EspaƱoles run on Dunkin" hahaha I love that. Taste of America, right there!

    Glad you had such an eventful weekend, looks like everyone had fun!

  3. I loved following along with your Instagram this weekend, I'm pleased to know the story behind it now! Funn!

    1. Thanks, Steph. :-) We had a great time. I love Instagram...sometimes I worry about over-share...about being "that instagrammer" but I love it as a medium. So fun!

  4. What an amazingly fun weekend! Introducing them to Dunkins is the best!! Love you dress in the moose pic!

    1. It was so funny. At the bus station, they commented that Dunkin Donuts is mas rico than the bus station coffee they had before leaving for NY. Indeed. I have to agree. And thank you...I have had that dress forever...I definitely got my money's worth. It's so comfortable. Have a great week, Kerry! :-)

  5. That sounds like a busy but fun weekend. I am glad you had a lovely time and they're amazing pictures.

    1. Thanks, Jazzmine. :-) We had a great weekend. It was busy, for sure, but so much fun.

  6. What a great weekend you've had! That flatbread pizza looks amazing and that lighthouse is absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Thank you. :-) We had a great weekend. And the flatbread...seriously fabulous. I guess that place is a regional chain...well worth the trip. :-) Thanks, again.

  7. Looks like a great weekend Kelly! Fun Photos!

  8. I enjoyed following along with your weekend adventures on Instagram! So funny that you went to Flatbread, and then I posted the picture of our pizza from the Portland location :) Looks like you guys had so much fun together!

    1. Thanks, Christy. It was great timing. I had no idea that they were a regional chain. I will definitely be paying them another visit. We had a great weekend. :-) Enjoy the rest of your week.