Friday, September 26, 2008
So a few days ago, I found myself yearning for cooler days and whining..I mean blogging about it...I ended my post with "I need a road trip"..
As of this writing (Friday night) My hubs and I are planning on taking that trip and we are leaving Sunday. I'm hoping nothing prevents us from heading North...but I am keeping a weary eye on the Hurricane belt..and I just heard on the news that there is no gas avaiable in some places in the southeast..and of course..the country as a whole could be facing uncertain death caused by the financial crisis (maybe not... but thats the way the Prez made it sound)
We don't care...damn it...we are going anyway!!
Firstly, We really do want to meet our newest grandchild in North Carolina AND my 50th Birthday is next Friday and those cooler days have been on my mind so we thought we'd combine it all into one big road trip.
We are driving Northward to the tune of 1100 miles to our Nation's Capital, Washington DC. We're staying 2 nights there and plan on seeing as much of the city as we can. I found this fun trolley tour. I love hokey stuff like that! Plus we can get on and off whever and stay as long as we like..so that's cool.
From Washington DC we are heading west to The Luray Caverns in Virginia. I've always wanted to see those and for whatever reason on our trips up or down the I 95 corridor between NJ and FL we never made the stop. Granted its a bit off the beaten path..but anyway...I have always wanted to go there. So we will!
From Luray, we'll head south to Charlottesville Va and visit Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's Estate. I'm a big fan of T Jeff and his home looks absolutely gorgeous as does the area surrounding it.
After Monticello we'll head southward again to visit our Children and grandchildren in the Raleigh area..and celebrate my 50th!!! I can think of no better way to mark the occasion then to be surrounded by those kids, eating cake and wearing a homemade hat, as is their tradition.
All in all it promises to be a nice get-away...the weather will certainly be cooler and I will get the chance to see some sights with my husband.
I think we are going to like this empty nesting!!