United States of America · 11 Days · 35 Moments · October 2017

Well Earned Travel

22 October 2017

16 October 2017

Here we go from Washington DC Dulles International on a fairly small plane to Lisbon (Lisboa) Portugal πŸ‡΅πŸ‡Ή Reem and I tried upgrading to First or Business but they were fully booked. We upgraded to Economy + (i.e. Exit Row). We received a whole 5 extra inches of leg room in return for $300 and non-reclining πŸ’Ί seats! LOL πŸ˜‚ Since we had a lot of activities in Michigan, Reem and I were ready for some nice shuteye. We both slept most of the trip which is always welcomed.

15 October 2017

Uber to DWS for the the first leg of our European adventure....sooooo happy!!!! 😁 😊
Ohhhh man! It’s been days since I updated this travel journal. The truth being...you’re too busy traveling and living in the moment to stop and jot anything down. I think the most important thing is to write entries in when they are still fresh. But I have such passion for traveling that I take long moments the β€œfeel” where I am. I remember every moment of every singe picture and video I’m adding to this journal. What an interesting, inspiring, and unexpected this journey this has turned out to be.
The ADVENTURE begins with my wife, my lover and my best friend in the whole world 🌎
Our first picture with the newly wed happy couple β™₯️ Vinni & Renee!

14 October 2017

I have no idea πŸ’‘who this girl is but every guy last night was drooling over her. I pointed her out to Reema who told me to "stop checking out other chicks", lol. I just couldn't believe the dress she wore, I may sound like an old man but honestly I don't think it was appropriate for a Chaldean wedding. Talk about booty!!! πŸ˜‚
Another one of my favorite Michiganders, Courtney, who was busting up the dance floor last night!
The gorgeous Chaldean Ladies looking smoking tonight!
My three beautiful middle eastern princesses: Reema, Raquel & mama Regina.
Me and wifey! She was a little miffed at me at the beginning of the night, and I have no idea πŸ’‘ why, except to say that she chose not to drink last night which probably had something to do with it πŸ˜‰
First wedding for me in Michigan since Britney & Remy a couple of years ago. I'm going to try and come to every wedding or big even in MI from now on. Next wedding is Zach Attack on March 3rd, 2018!!!
My lovely wife, sister and mother-in-law. ❀️
Introducing, for the first time as husband and wife, Mr. & Mrs. Vincent & Renee Jamil πŸ‘° 🎩
Hanging out with two of my favorite people, Rami & Deanna Jamil before Vinni's wedding. We got more than a little "buzzed" on our way to the ceremony. ❀️ these two!

13 October 2017

I forgot what this was called but WHOA 😲, so, so, so good!!!!! πŸ˜‹
And to wrap up the night...I nice Khalua coffee Bailey's as well...mhhmmm
Aged Bison bone-in steak...OUT OF THIS WORLD 🌎! All of the food was BOMB as Reema would say πŸ‰
First family meeting with our maybe, possibly, kind of, newish family? Hmmm, this was the big family dinner with Raquel's boyfriend Julian. I had a great time with everyone and the food was out of this world. I'm completely torn however, because if Julian and Raquel work out she's gonna have to move to Michigan and NOBODY from our side wants that. It's bothering me a lot more than I thought it would. I want to be so happy for her but I can't help but feel really, really sad. She's such a great sister-in-law on top of being an amazing daughter, sister to Reem and aunt to my three little nieces. I want her to be there for our kids to. I want her to spend the same amount of time with my kids that she has with Ryan's. Seeing Raquel go will leave us with a big gaping hole in our lives. πŸ’” I want the best for her but I just wish it were in San Diego.
For my boy JS from work
The apple 🍎 hunt begins!!!!!
Ryan and Candace sitting in a tree...
The first apple I've ever picked and it was πŸ˜‹ delicious
Just a "couple" of family members hanging out.
Love chillen with my little munchkin.
Candace, Ryan and my favorite little girl Leesyβ™₯️β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
The next generation literally rockingβ™₯️
This picture says it all...
Poor Reem was too hungover to come with us to the Cider mill for delicious cider slushies and apple picking 🍎 It was a gorgeous day in Michigan, not too hot not too cold just perfect with a cool breeze. We left Reem back at the house to recover which she thankfully did before dinner. I was feeling pretty bad as well but I didn't want to miss out on my niece, Leesy's, first time at the cider mill and it was damn well worth it. I think the fresh outside air did the trick and got rid of my hangover fast!
The healthiest way to fight a hangover, fresh, yummy πŸ˜‹ young coconut 🌴...and Advil 🀒

12 October 2017

We had a BLAST last night hanging with the MI crew for Vinni's henna party πŸŽ‰ before his wedding on Saturday. Everyone was genuinely excited to see me and I couldn't be happier to see them. Love them so much that "maybe, kinda, sorta" it wouldn't be that bad living out here.
Got picked up from the airport yesterday by cousin Rami, man do I miss the Michigan crew. I wish I would have met and married Reem 10 years ago just so I'd know them all before they got married and before they had kiddies. Reem "Rami, drive safe", at least it's not just me😁
The first sunset of our trip! Landing in the Dirty "D"!
Yawwwwwn...ah, slept for most of the flight. I'm only awake now because my bro in law came up to where Reem and I are sitting and loudly proclaimed that Johnny was wasted as he took a big swig off a J&C. He cracks me up.
Faking the love since the plane is packed and late! We have an obnoxious flight attendant barking orders with a sarcastic tone every few minutes on the speaker. Reem is about to pass out and I'm feeling pretty relaxed myself...Although...one last beer will definitely do the trick😊
On our way to the SD airport for the first leg of our vacation!!!