After the Christmas holiday was over, I had a hankerin to see our southern kin. So I jumped in the car and drove south for eleven hours. I actually enjoy driving the Eastern highways and byways. The trick is to go in the "off-season" (dead of winter). You just have to pick a window of opportunity between the storms. The main reason Eastern road travel is so civilized is because of lovely rest stops...
...like this one in Virginia:
Click on the picture to take in the loveliness.
You always get a little history as you stretch your legs.
Here I enjoyed some insights on Mt. Vernon and
The Father of our Country.
They were even handing out these somewhat creepy
masks of George Washington.
Modeling credits: Mason
Shanna's hubby was in Vegas at the annual Shot Show and she needed someone to
keep her company. I was in need of some girl time--so win/win.
I had a good time with my favorite train engineer.
Who also happens to be a race car diver!
Don't worry, it was a pretend injury.
Shanna and I had a great time with Mason and Miriam at a local Children's Museum.
A perfect place for a busy toddler and active preschooler
to get out some energy.
Sweet Miriam thought she found a cute little friend...
"Hey! Let's play!"
"Look! Matching outfits!"
Awww good times.
I had to beat the weather back across the eight states between
here and there. I got home just as the snow started falling.