We're off for our annual trip to New York and New Jersey for US Thanksgiving. We spend today driving, then have four days of seeing various family and friends, drive back Saturday, and go to work on Sunday.
This trip is one of the highlights of my year. We see my mom, some good friends, including my siblings, and all our nieces and nephews and their partners. Plus my oldest friend, New York City.
I didn't exactly grow up in "Father Knows Best" or "The Cosby Show"; enjoying family get-togethers is something newly wonderful to me. Make a few choice subtractions (death and divorce? you say that like it's a bad thing!), stir in some excellent additions, sprinkle with a lot of people who are at last happy with their own lives, and you have a completely changed experience. Throw in a road trip - to anywhere - and I'm happy.
I'll check in every day, but meanwhile, please play the 56/5 game if you haven't already.