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What a travel full Christmas we had. First stop took 7 hours (vs the normal 5 hours) so we were off to an annoying start. It took an hour to get from our door to about 5 miles away. Ron was super frustrated, which he is usually the calm cool collected one, and the kiddos were acting up already since we weren't moving... anyways! I called a local friend who told us a back road around all the madness. The madness, by the way, was a merge point. It was backed up for an hour. One hour waiting at ONE LIGHT. Welcome to the suburbs of DC. Ok, anyways, we got past that and made it to my besties house around 10. We stayed up visiting for a couple hours then headed to bed. It was a delightful visit. They have a horse and a gerbil and two older kids, my kiddos love to tag along with theirs. We also had an impromptu gathering with a few friends so it was just a good time overall. I had planned to see my brother Steve on Friday from 11 -1, then Saturday afternoon and once again Sunday before we headed to WI. We were at my brothers house visiting with his fiance - YES! Fiance! - who we love for being so good to Steve. Alas 1 pm rolled around and Steve was still sleeping. I was sad, but also had no desire to wake him when he is obviously not feeling well at all, so we left. I told Linda that we'd be back the next day for a longer visit. Longer visits are harder for him because he tires easily. Saturday we went over around 1 and brought lunch again from one of their favorite spots. Steve was awake and he was coherent so it was a VERY nice visit. Around 5 he was snapping at the kiddos (who in all honesty were becoming bored) so we decided to go ahead and head back to Erins. We also decided we would forgo the Sunday visit since we wanted to be on the road by 1 -2 pm and Steve would likely be sleeping until then. All in all we saw him for a few hours on one day, but my besties made the trip completely worthwhile... I am glad I decided to see him, it felt right and it was right. WI was a whole other ball game - to be told later if at all. Per usual I ended up in tears while talking with my mom (Trumper) and my other brother over universal insurance (HELLO WE HAVE A BROTHER/SON IN DIRE NEED OF THIS!) but again, another day. I hope you all had an amazing holiday season and have a great weekend!

posted on Jan 4, 2019 4:49 AM ()


So glad you got to spend time with your brother and sounds like the trip went off rather smoothly, all things considered.
comment by jerms on Feb 20, 2019 1:50 PM ()
I can't imagine what it must be like to deal with your mom. Aside from that and normal ####, you had a good time!
comment by jjoohhnn on Jan 5, 2019 10:50 AM ()
Aside from the traveling itself, sounds like your trip was good. Nice that you could spend time with Steve.
comment by stiva on Jan 5, 2019 6:34 AM ()
I try not to bring up trump around my husband. He never even votes so I think he should be quiet.
comment by elkhound on Jan 4, 2019 11:08 AM ()
I am so glad that you saw Steve. You will be so glad you did. Too bad about blindly republican relatives but we know they vote against their own interests. I love mine and try not to judge their blindness to the common good.
comment by elderjane on Jan 4, 2019 5:30 AM ()
Glad you could see your brother and sorry his care is posing such a problem. But you had some good moments and that's priceless.
comment by tealstar on Jan 4, 2019 5:27 AM ()

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