We had the opportunity to travel to "home" for the biggest event of the year; Thunder in the Valley; the annual motorcycle rally that hits Johnstown every summer. I know that Thunder in the Valley is a nuisance to some Johnstown folks, but it has taken living somewhere else and coming back that makes you truly appreciate it (and other events like it; Folkfest & Polkafest!) It was so refreshing driving back into downtown on Friday and for once seeing people walk around and the city alive. We've driven into town too many Fridays before where it looks like a ghost town. We should be thanking our lucky stars for all of the bikers that rumble into our town each year. Plus, we love the sound of a harley. :)
Grey got into the spirit of Thunder by wearing a bandana and looking pretty BA.
While we were in town, we also got to celebrate my cousin Kara's high school graduation! She'll be attending Juniata in the fall and we are so proud of her. She is beautiful on the inside and the outside. She is a fantastic role model for her sisters and cousins (including Grey!) We are so excited for her life, she is going to do amazing things. We love you Gug!
We also had the pleasure of getting together for brunch with two of my high school friends; Ang and Steph. It was so fun and nice to catch up with them; especially since we've all had babies over the past year! And we're not the only ones- there are at least 6 of us from our graduating class that has had babies in 2009-2010 and 2 more that are due later this year! I think HS alums all having babies the same year is a Johnstown thing; like sundowners and high school sweethearts.