First, we’ll spend the weekend in Wilmington, NC. My side of the family is having a reunion. All of my grandfather’s living siblings will be there, with their respective family tree generations. My sweet Papa keeps a handwritten genealogy that goes as far back as the Mayflower, so it’s always neat to see the faces line up with names. It’ll be sweet to introduce the babies to so many of their family members, too.
Then we’ll drive several hours north to the Outer Banks, to spend a week with Christopher’s family. I haven’t been up there since I was a kid, and I’m pretty sure we’re going to take a ferry to get to our beach house. The kids will freak! I’m so glad my sisters-in-law picked it this summer. I’m even more grateful that they invited us along. There are so.many.children. Our kids always have a blast with their cousins.
We’ve never been on a such long vacation before… see ya in eight days or so! Our pups, house, and garden are in good hands – thanks, Kati! My “paid time off” has been cashed in at work, and Chris has made arrangements at church. I don’t plan on blogging, although I might take my computer. I’ll play it by ear.