I'm on my way to Virginia in early November!
What's in Virginia, you ask? Well actually, Older Daughter.
After four years, our oldest has buttoned up her nanny job in New Jersey and will be coming home, regrouping over the holidays, and then looking for work in the Seattle area. She's been shipping her possessions home, but the one thing she can't ship is her car.
So -- I'm flying out to Virginia to spend a couple days with my dear friend Patty (whose daughter GG attended a nearby boarding school many years ago). Older Daughter and GG are old and dear friends, as are Patty and myself. Older Daughter will drive down from New Jersey, camp at Patty's, then meet me at the airport in Virginia.
After visiting for a day or two, Older Daughter and I are off for a mother-daughter road trip as we cross the country toward home. We'll keep a sharp eye on the weather and probably opt for a more southern route as we go, but we won't be in a tearing hurry and can stop to see any sights that catch our fancy.
Poor Don will be baching it for the two weeks or so I'll be gone. I anticipate he'll be eating a lot of sandwiches.