Thursday, July 24, 2008

Road Trip!

Tomorrow morning (EARLY) I head out to Indianapolis to pick up my darling child from her week-long stay at her friend McKayla's house, and zoo camp. This will be my longest solo road trip yet, and I'm just a little bit nervous. I miss Kathleen, though, so it's going to be worth it!! :) I have books on CD, satellite radio, and my own busy head for company, so it should be fine.

On the way home, we'll be stopping near Columbus, OH, to stay with Kathleen's paternal grandparents, whom she hasn't seen since she was five years old. So THAT should be interesting! Her father is going to drive up from NC to meet us there, which is a good thing. We last saw him in April.

I'm also tossing around the idea of stopping in Niagara Falls for the night on Tuesday, which might be a nice way to break up the long ride home. I've only been once, and Kathleen's never been, so I may surprise her with a little impromptu stay there for the night. There is so much to see there. I'd love to take her to the botanical gardens, the butterfly conservatory, and Niagara on the Lake. I wonder how much we can fit into two short days?! Maybe we'll drive home at night. Hmmm. We'll see.

So that's where I'll be for the week. Stay tuned for pictures from the trip, and of course when I get back, painting will begin in earnest in the kitchen. BF is going to be in TX while we're in IN, so nothing's going to get done for the next week or so. I can't wait to get that kitchen DONE. After the painting gets done, I get to lay the new floor. Yay!

Have a great week, y'all, and I'll catch you on the backside!


sandra/tx said...

Have fun on your road trip. You're going to relish every minute of it. And, yes, you can squeeze the whole Niagara experience into two days! hee!

Rose said...

As a single parent of a daughter myself, I know what that yearning is like to reconnect with your one and only. I'm sure both of your spirits will be delighted! Have a wonderful and safe trip; we'll look forward to tales upon your return.

Kat said...

A road trip! Sounds like you have quite an adventure planned. Have fun and enjoy your time with Kathleen. That kitchen of yours is looking soooo good!!

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