Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Long Trip Home

Having returned to my home late last night, I can now reveal that my "remote location" was in the DC area where I not only enjoyed the company of family, but I also picked up some great additions to my "Virginia is for Mothers" list.

A great visit indeed, but the return trip was, unfortunately, far from great.

With two children in tow, I started my drive by just missing two funnel clouds which touched down right behind me, a harrowing stretch of blinding rain through Baltimore, and a return to a completely dark, air condition-less home due to a blackout in the town.

At least the kids slept....

until we got home when my son woke up, decided the 3+ hours in the car was enough, and proceeded to play until about midnight.

I am currently taking my coffee intraveneously.


Never Settle said...

IT sounds like you had a 'lovely' trip. Many of our family trips are to my mother's home in Oklahoma, a 16-18 drive for us from Arizona. I send my sympathies.

One Maid A' Milking said...

16-18 hours!! I cannot imagine! The one exception: If memoruy serves, driving through Arizona is a lot more aesthetically pleasing than the Jersey Turnpike.