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Back from Maryland…


The Chemical Engineer and I came back from 10 days in Maryland yesterday. As always when we go there, time flies and at the same time doesn´t move.

Maryland is one of those places we called home. We lived there for about 6/7 years and we built a life there during that time. We have people we consider family, and a lot of close friends. We have habits, places we like to go to and a lot of memories.

We´re lucky.

Yes, when leaving, I may always shed a tear. Leaving is tough, no matter if I leave France, the US or Germany. It´s never easy. But at the end of the day, we´re lucky to have so many wonderful people in our life…I can see my dear hubby rolling his eyes – but I know he feels the same. (stop rolling your eyes!)

So we had a great time…

We celebrated birthdays.

Someone turned 18.

We had issues with the P...:P
We had issues with the P…:P

Someone turned 50.

Happy 50

We met with wonderful friends.

We spent time with people we consider family.

We celebrated honorary degrees and graduations.

We cuddled with this cutie. Or I did. The Chemical Engineer won´t admit to it.


We had brunch.


We ate a lot.

hmmm crab...
hmmm crab…

We laughed a lot.

We (I) spent a lot of time at Barnes & Noble.

Some of the books I bought...
Some of the books I bought…

We took trips down memory lane.

University of Maryland
Go Terps!

We created new memories…

Until next time.


14 thoughts on “Back from Maryland…”

    1. I totally know what you mean 🙂 Thanks! Were slowly getting back into our routine and works starts again tomorrow… How have you been? How is teaching? How about writing?

      On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 1:31 PM, commutinggirl

  1. I know what you mean about leaving … I’ve lived in too many places already, and I always get teary after visiting my family in Brazil. Or when they come to visit me and leave …
    I’m glad you had a good time though 🙂

    1. Thanks! 😀 It is tough but also so nice. Weird, I know but Im happy to call that place home too 😀 How often do you go back to Brazil?

      On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 2:29 PM, commutinggirl

  2. Looks like a great trip! I feel like even though it’s hard to have “homes” in different places, it’s also great to feel connected in more than one place.

    1. Thanks 😀 It was definitely great. And youre right even though it can be tough, its also rewarding to feel connected in more than one place. Now if someone could invent a zap thingie so I can teletransport, that would be awesome!

      On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 3:38 PM, commutinggirl

    1. Thanks Jaime 😀 It was definitely a great trip…and Maryland is a nice State to visit, highly recommend it!

      On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 4:02 PM, commutinggirl

    1. Thanks Ghenet 😀 The food at Busboys & Poets was amazing and I love the concept of this place. We went to one in Maryland and wished I could go to some of the events they organize. It looks like you had some nice time in Florida (the pictures were great!) Hope youre doing well!

      On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 5:44 PM, commutinggirl

  3. Yay for photos! I loved seeing these as you posted them on Instagram. I’m glad you guys enjoyed your trip. Let me know what you think of STOLEN. I love that book so very much!

    1. Thanks Katy 😀 We did have a great time… Oh and I started STOLEN last night. Hard to put down 😀

      On Tue, May 28, 2013 at 7:02 PM, commutinggirl

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