I haven't had a blog entry for a long time. I have been on the road a LOT and just haven't had the time to pass on my travels. I am trying to get back into a routine again.
One of Bud's aunts died a week or so ago and there was a memorial service this past Sunday. Bud really wanted to go to this service but since it was in Washington D.C. I was surprised that he decided to make it happen. I was away with Leo and talking about the possibility of this trip and Leo encouraged me to just go along. I took his advice and was up and on the road with him Saturday morning at 6:00 in the morning. We drove all day and were in D.C. by bedtime. The weather cooperated and we made good time. Bud's brother also drove up from N. Carolina so we stayed at the same hotel. We met briefly that evening and again for breakfast in the morning. We spent some very nice time talking with David and catching up with his family and their activities.
The service was at 2:00 and a very nice memorial. I had only met her once but she was well loved by her children and grandchildren. After the service we went over to his Uncle Tom's house for a while before heading home again.
We drove a couple of hours north of D.C. on Sunday night and then spent the night. Monday morning we were on the road again and had a very easy drive home with great weather.
SO, 760 miles one way to D.C. was quite a trip for just a weekend but family connections and honoring the memories of others is important so we did it. The weather cooperated which was just lucky for the winter but we were thankful for that bonus. Now I will try to get back into my routine again.