Yesterday, we went to a 1 year old's birthday party. Mrs. Fly's friend had it a a country club in NJ, so we all made use of their pool. After never having gone to a country club in my life (other than the occasional wedding), we've gone to three this year. Not sure if it's worth it if you don't play golf, but it's interesting seeing how other people live. It was unbelievably hot - even in the shade, so we didn't stay in the pool that long. It was just best to be indoors with air conditioning. It was a nice spread, but mostly burgers and hot dogs.
It just got me to thinking that Mrs. Fly knows a lot of people. These were friends of hers from the VA/MD area (where she grew up). So Mrs. Fly basically has a ton of friends from back home, every job she's every had (and she's had a lot - her dad calls her the President of the JHA - Job Hopper's Association), and most places we've lived (we've moved almost every 2 years - we're Co-Presidents of HAHA - House / Apartment Hoppers Association). I, on the other hand, have basically have had the same friends since junior high - I guess it helps to live in the same area most of your life. Not saying one's better than the other.
I hadn't seen a bunch of the guests for a year or two - most of them live out of state. But we made tentative plans to see a family in the Boston area some time next month. Should be fun - they were saying there's a great family beach north of Boston and a solid seafood place nearby, so I'm pretty stoked. Not as much for the beach, but if you haven't guessed already, more for the seafood. I've been to Boston a few times, but never outside the downtown/Cambridge/Brookline areas. I vaguely remember going to some campsite in Cape Cod one summer, but that was waaay long ago, and I've since become waaay senile. But when D gets olders, we'll have to make a few road trips into Massachusetts.