Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Alas, One Last Minute Summer Trip!

Alas, I will be traveling tomorrow with my three youngest children to help my Mom and sister move out of the town they've lived in for the past four years while my sister has attended college and now graduated. It was a last minute decision hedging on whether or not my car needed major work, etc. so here I am at the last minute driving the 12+ hours to go help out. Hopefully, it will be fun and an adventure for the kids. As I drive by the Floyd, VA exit I will be waving to and thinking of Colleen And, I'll be thinking of my dear friends, Beth, Carrie and Laura as I drive within an hour or so of each of their towns. If only I had time to stop at each one and say hello, have a cup of coffee and give each one a hug. These last three women, along with others from a former online group, have been my friends through thick and thin for the past 9 years. I've met all in person on various occasions and it hurts to not be able to stop when they will be in such close reach! Ah well... I'll be back online next Monday so I'll see you all then. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers as I drive by your various exits.


my15minutes said...

I'm sorry you can't stop by too! You're probably not coming on 85, but if you do, remember to get off at the ChikFilA at exit 54 and I'll meet you for a milkshake within 2 minutes!

That sounds like an exhausting trip. I hope you enjoy yourself though!

colleen said...

Yoo Hoo! Have you gone by yet?

Sentient Marrow said...

I have gone by and stopped intor Cafe del Sol and another place on the same street whose name escapes me right now. I couldn't remember the name of poetry cafe but luckily the guy at the first place knew you and the poetry night and told me the right place to go. I told the girls at the cafe that I met you on your blog and had them take a photo of me inside your cafe! I might be going back by on Sunday but I doubt it since i'll have a camping trailer on back this time around and will most likely take the flattest route possible back to PA!

megg said...

have a safe safe trip!

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carrie said...

I know this is way late, but I wish you could have stopped! I'd loved to have seen you and met your sweet kids. If you go again, I'll drive up to interstate and meet you at an exit! ;-)