Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia. And I think I’ve now seen most of it.
My oldest and I hit the road Friday and headed to Virginia for a college visit. He’s been accepted at a school here and a road trip was in order so he could make a more informed decision. Of course, no road trip for my family is ever complete without some obstacle or ten; this one was no exception. Crummy weather and a late departure should have clued me into what was ahead of us. And yet I was still surprised when we missed a turn and ended up in the Middle of Nowhere, VA — at midnight. We finally crawled into our motel room around 1 a.m.
After a campus tour and brunch in the dining hall, we got back in the car and drove to Richmond to meet my cousins. First stop? Quilting Adventures! I met Joyce and Phoebe at Quilt Market last fall and could not wait to see them again and check out their shop. It was great to get to visit with them and, of course, to see all the pretties. Some of which may be going home with me. Hee hee!
My cousin and her daughter met us at the shop, which totally made my day. We have not seen each other in probably 8.5 years and our kids have definitely grown a lot since then. Well, J has. My teen-aged cousin (who is five months younger than my son) is just the prettiest little thing (she wear a size 00 short). I felt ginormous next to her! Her mom and I had fun taking pics of the kids together, particularly the ones with them standing next to each other.
Tomorrow, we head home, where it may be snowing. You know you’re jealous.