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Yesterday, I told you that we’d be traveling this weekend. The plan was to “get away from it all” for the weekend. I was even planning to leave my computer behind – no work, no distractions, etc. However, my dear friend (who was planning to host us) ended up sick – so we had to postpone.
Ashley is spending this week with a friend from New York. We drove her half-way yesterday, and she’ll be gone ‘til next weekend sometime. I have to admit that I don’t really like it when she’s away – it just throws off the family dynamic or something. But, alas — she IS almost 18 years old. I know the number of days we have with her here at home are dwindling. This is a good “ease-in” time for me. I hope she has a great, blessed time with her friends.
On our drive yesterday, we saw some lovely fall colors. Here where we live there isn’t much color yet – but just a few hours north . . .
Gorgeous, huh? I know – that last picture of the falling down barn isn’t too colorful, but I just found the barn interesting. I’m sure there’s a story behind it, don’t you think? Anyway, these pictures were all taken through the van window as we were driving!
We stopped for supper on our way home – the kids picked Red Robin. I had the Ensenada Chicken Platter (with just one chicken breast) – I’d recommend it (though I did have a very spicy taste in my mouth afterwards – think: fire-breathing!) As we were leaving Red Robin, we walked past an older man with a full, long white beard. He was making eye contact with Ian, who decided it might be safest to hide behind me. The man chuckled, or rather “ho, ho, ho’d”. Ian peeked around me, and the man said “That’s right, I’m checking up on you!” Ian is convinced that we saw Santa Claus. (We don’t even really “do” Santa.) LOL
Last night, we had a “slumber party” in the living room. Of course, this was Gracie’s idea, yet she was the one who bailed and went up to her room in the middle of the night. She said it was due to Brian’s snoring. Brian and Lizzie were definitely in a snoring competition! LOL
Today, I think we’ll set out on a road trip with my parents. Hopefully I’ll have more pictures to share . . .