Thursday, June 29, 2006
Yup! It's that time for our annual drive to the Hart Family Cottage in Michigan for the Fourth of July holiday reunion. Yaaaay!
Donica, Amy, Nicholas and I (sans Mark, who had to change plans at the last minute) will leave in a rented mini-van around 6p this evening, driving through the night the 850 miles from Atlanta to Horseshoe Lake.
We always stop outside of Chattanooga, TN, to pick up the prerequisite fireworks for our Big Bang night (probably Sunday this year). We always switch off drivers (and sleeping). We always stop at the cemetery to honor Mom and Dad. And we always stop at the roadside fish shop near the lake to pick up smoked whiting. Even Nicholas knows this is a Tradition.
Once there, we'll be totally in R&R mode. No Internet connection (except minimally on Donica's laptop for work--no rest for the weary!). No blogging. No e-mailing. Just lots of gabbing, resting, watching, absorbing, eating, laughing, reading, swimming, playing, taking pics...and BEING.
Anyway, happy holiday wishes to everyone who celebrates July 4th or any other such event this weekend. God willing and the creek don't rise, we'll be back on the 4th.