They sent me to Binghamton

I've always wanted to be on the east coast, and the universe responded…by sending me to Binghamton, NY. Oh you've never heard of it? Neither had I, but I do so love adventures and that's how I choose to view this. Let the adventures begin!

A walk amongst the cherry blossoms

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I was surprised to find that I had Good Friday off and so me being the adventure-loving person that I am, I decided to take advantage of this unexpected 3 day weekend and visit some friends in Washington D.C. It turns out my timing couldn’t have been more perfect. Cherry blossoms usually don’t bloom until April but since DC knew I was coming, the cherry blossom trees decided to bloom early this year. Just for me. 😉


Surrounded by beauty, I couldn’t help but pose amongst the beautiful cherry blossom trees while the wind gently blew through my hair.


It was also a delightfully sunny day, something I totally took for granted when I lived in California but have since learned to love and appreciate.


Other adventures of that weekend included a visit to the Smithsonian Space and Air Museum,


eating and shopping at the Eastern Market,


and my favorite part, trying to find the entrance to this Speak Easy bar that I will not name, not because there’s a specific rule to only spread by word of mouth, but because my memory sucks and I can’t remember what it’s called. My friend knew where the entrance was so she made me look for it. She was pretty good about not giving me any hints, until I asked her if the entrance was through a dark alley. Apparently risking our safety for a little bit of fun at my expense was where she drew the line.



It turns out there was a really cool bar behind that unassuming looking door. It was a cozy bar with low lighting and was surprisingly quiet, as in we didn’t have to shout to have a conversation. We ordered fancy drinks, caught up on each other’s lives, and played the “I wonder where we’ll be in one year” game (only one year as opposed to five because I can’t even think beyond a year anymore lol).

It was a wonderful trip, especially because I was able to catch up with two friends who I haven’t seen in at least four years, if not more. I am not bffs with either of these two friends but we do have the type of friendship where we could go years without seeing each other and pick up right where we left off. I’m glad I was finally able to see them now that I am also on the east coast.

Well, DC, it’s been fun. Until next time!



Author: lorz46

When I first started this blog, life had just thrown me a curveball by sending me to the middle of nowhere in upstate New York right smack in the middle of winter from my hometown in sunny, southern California. I had no idea what to expect, how long I would stay, or even where my life was heading. All I knew was that there were a great many adventures to be had after they sent me to Binghamton.

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