We had a few weeks to spend in the good ole USA while getting visas for upcoming travels so we decided to make time to catch up with old friends. Becky was able to link up with a few friends around Boston and then we made a drive down to Washington, DC.
Luckily for us, we were able to meet up with about 10 old friends and meet new spouses and children. We were also able to catch a Chinese New Year celebration in Boston, MA , St. Patrick’s Day parade in Alexandria, VA, and pop over to the National Mall in D.C. for a quick visit.
Our time in the States was admittedly way too short, but it was nice to visit with good friends and family before heading off on our next adventure (a 6 month overland trip from Istanbul to Singapore).
Celebrating Robby's birthday with UFC at Miller's Boston Ale House; Watertown, MA
Becky, Becca and Robby celebrate Robby's birthday with the Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm UFC fight at Miller's Boston Ale House; Watertown, MA
Robby hanging our with Becca's son Duke
Robby and Becky meeting up with Becky's highschool friend Sunni and husband Michael; Natick, MA
Becca, Becky, Robby & Luke taking a selfie after a game of Catan; Hopkinton, MA
Robby relaxed across the laps of the ladies (Becca and Becky); Hopkinton, MA
Becky and Becca give Duke a bath at Laundramutt; Boston, MA
Enjoying some live music at the Slumbrew Beer Garden tent; Somerville, MA
Becky and Becca at the Chinatown gate; Boston, MA
Chinese New Year street performance; Boston, MA
Colorful flag at Chinese New Year celebration; Boston; MA
Chinatown street performance for Chinese New Year; Boston, MA
Three lions standing tall for the Chinese New Year in Chinatown; Boston, MA
Becky with her college friend Tina and adorable children (Katie & Joe)
Brenda, Becky, Derek, and Robby enjoying some Pho at a Vietnamese place; Falls Church, VA
Therese whipping up some amazing ribs and lots of other goodness; Springfield, VA
Careful when choosing your parking spot; Alexandria, VA
Irish drummers at the St Patrick's Day parade; Alexandria, VA
Beagles in the St Patrick's Day parade in Alexandria, VA
Talented young dancers performing at the St Patrick's Day parade, Alexandria, VA
There was even a unicorn in the St Patrick's Day parade, Alexandria, VA
Reunion with Rachel and Laura!
Robby enjoys the aircraft on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum; Washington, DC
Jenn, Josh, Becky, Robby, Lisa and BJ after a great meal at Lisa's and BJ's house; Arlington, VA
Robby, Therese, Tom, Greg, Becky and Jessie enjoy a shot of Mongolian vodka
Enjoying a shot of Mongolian vodka with Therese, Tom, Jessie & Greg; Alexandria, VA
Ella, Kelly and Becky playing with the dogs; Chantilly, VA