In the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

by Mothership on June 27, 2015

We are finally in Virginia at my dad’s house and I’m very glad to be off the road. After a whistle-stop night in Nashville, TN, a quick look round Broadway, and a massive meltdown by Eight who DIDN’T WANT TO SEE ANOTHER MUSEUM IN HIS WHOLE LIFE EVER, I judged it wise to hang out in our rather nice hotel for that evening and let the kids eat sweets and watch TV while I had a drink with my lovely writer friend, Sabine on the roof terrace. I didn’t see much of Music City, but I have to admit I’m a bit sight-seeing-ed out, too.

Yesterday morning after breakfast we set off, intending to have one more stopover before arriving here but as we got closer we just couldn’t bear another hotel so I drove for 12 hours including a couple of hot dog breaks and at 10pm, in the pouring rain, we gratefully pitched up to the welcoming house, made a cup of tea, and flopped into bed.

It’s so nice to be in a home again. Eleven has spent the day in her PJ’s reading. Eight and I went to the supermarket this morning but otherwise I’ve been pottering around the kitchen and he’s constructed a train track from his aunts’ old set and is now happily playing choo choo. I’m about to have another cup of tea and read a book and in an hour or two my dad and stepmother should be pitching up with their old dog and NEW PUPPY.

Can’t wait.

I will probably post the odd thing or two over the next three weeks just to keep my hand in, but we are ensconced here until mid-July when we set off home again via Chicago, South Dakota, and Yellowstone.

I have to say I felt especially happy to be arriving to the amazingly wonderful news of same sex marriage now being legal and protected in all 50 states. A great day for civil rights!

{ 4 comments }

1 Iota June 28, 2015 at 8:37 am

I have enjoyed following your journey! (Can’t always get comments to publish, so I have been following more than you know.)
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2 Mothership June 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

Thanks, Iota! How noce to know you’re there and thanks for persevering in the face of annoying blog glitches! X

3 Candace June 30, 2015 at 3:00 pm

So nice to see you blogging again, and I am enjoying reading all about your road trip. Keep it up, please!

4 Clare Taylor July 1, 2015 at 2:00 am

Well done for making it all that way. You deserve a medal – or a small and expensive treat of some kind… 😉
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