First of all, so excited that vacation time is almost here! Not sure who needs it more-me or my husband. I really enjoy him giving in to the suggestions of "let's take a break!" Thursday we are headed to St. Helena Island, SC so we can check out all the close by places to hang out. Last spring, my mom and Claire and I grabbed my sister from Atlanta and visited Savannah and Charleston. We had a wonderful time. Nate was interested, so as unusual as it is for us to visit the same place twice, I couldn't resist this temptation!
Now, Nate and I are hauling our pop-up camper to the east, being hauled by the Jeep AKA my husband's "other wife". He did profess his love to her last summer when someone was interested in buying it. Only one reservation about this...unlike this being our camper's maiden voyage out of state, this may very well be the last voyage for the Jeep. It is a little old, a little less than perfect, but we have high hopes for it. I guess I figure, what's the worst that could happen? We get a newer SUV? Hmmm....ok, let's not get our hopes up. I really don't want to be stranded in the hills of Kentucky or something.
This trip has helped me learn a few things. I have again figured out how to put a book on my nook and how to charge it! It was WAY dead. I also loaded audio books from two different sites onto my iPod. Well, I am almost done with the second. I am also learning how to pack conservatively so there is room for one of us to sleep on the backseat of the Jeep...we'll see how he does packing :-)
Besides the obvious of missing my dear sweet Claire, I am going to miss the coming home of my friend's baby Lillie. Bless her little heart, she was born 6 weeks early and gave her mom and dad a run for their money at the NICU in Iowa City. She is now doing just fine, coming home so soon. I will be just dying to hold her again when we get home. And, I'm so eager for our date at Little Mexico which has been a long time coming! Missing my friend being close to home, too.