Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Over the River and Through the Woods

We leave tomorrow for a visit to our ancestral homeland. For RFB and me, that's Rochester, NY. For Monkeyboy it's the golden land of grandparental indulgence. Three grandparents, plus assorted aunts, uncle and cousins.

I'm looking forward to it, too. I very badly need to get away from work.

But uggh, the drive. 8-9 hours in the car tomorrow. We'll leave very early tomorrow morning to try to avoid D.C.'s a.m. rush hour.

Coming back we'll stop overnight in central Pennsylvania at a wonderful place called the Country Cupboard.

It's right across Route 15 from the Allenwood Federal Correctional Facility. Maybe we'll see some famous crook's relatives. (Allenwood has a reputation as a Club Fed, but that's probably an exaggeration.)

I'll have limited access to the Internet, on this trip, I think.

So have a good rest of week, y'all. Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up. I'll endeavor to do the same.

(By the way, Ted is staying with a hamster-friendly family. I know some of you worry about that sort of thing. )

13 comments:

Churlita said...

Have fun. Two years ago I took the girls to the Black Hills. We split up our 13 hour drive by stopping at the Omaha Zoo and Wall Drug and stuff. It wasn't all that bad.

Moonbeam said...

Bon Voyage, Arevaderchi, So Long, Hasta Luego, Toodles...ByeBye. Have fun! May G-d be with you and the creeks dont rise.

Gonna miss your bloggin', but you will have new adventures to post about when you return.

Jeremy Schiffres, City Editor said...

Wave to BHS for me if you drive by!

mielikki said...

sounds lovely. Hope you have a nice, safe trip, glad Ted found alternative housing :)

l.b. said...

Have a fun and safe trip, Family in DC!

evil-e said...

Heading to the land of "milk and honey"....enjoy the trip.

Being in central PA puts you dangerously close to the "sphere of Evil". I was actually thinking of heading into western PA to catch a day or two of Steelers' training camp in Latrobe.

Limited access to the internet is not all a bad thing at times. Enjoy the partial isolation.

Bubblewench said...

Have a great trip. Drive safe!

Rachelle said...

Sounds like a fun trip - enjoy!

Val said...

have a good, fun and safe trip! Glad Ted is taken care of!

Babybull40 said...

Long drives can bring on bouts of boredom.. Do you guys play games and such while doing that... Have fun and get rested up .. after that long drive....

Playtah said...

Yay! Hope you are enjoying your trip, and Monkeyboy enjoying being spoiled! I know it must be hard to pull yourself away from Ted for that long, but I'm glad he's in good hands. :)

minijonb said...

Rochester NY? You're kidding! I was born there. I haven't been back since I was 5. Anything fun to there these days?

Tara said...

I hope you're having a great trip! I was happy that I was able to spoil my nephew while I was on vacation. He got a bunch of dinosaur stuff from his aunts and uncles.