Monday, October 16, 2006

The Famous October 2006 Road Trip

Tomorrow morning Sarah, Joan, and I will head to Virginia in the first leg of what will be The Famous October 2006 Road Trip I am making with Meg and Penny. Sarah and Joan will spend the week with Sue and her family, and I'll spend Tuesday and Wednesday with them also.

On Thursday Penny, Meg, and I will head north through Maryland and Pennsylvania, stopping at yarn stores along the way. On Friday we'll go east to New Jersey, then north again to New York, stopping at yarn stores along the way. On Saturday we'll go to Rheinbeck, NY for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival to buy yarn and fiber for spinning. On Sunday we'll drive back to Northern Virginia and I'll spend the night at Sue's house again. On Monday morning Sarah, Joan, and I will drive back to Alabama.

We have been planning this trip for almost a year. Our families have been encouraging and accommodating. We are ready for this time of fellowship and fun, and for a break from our usual routines.

The last 48 hours have been busy here, and I'm sure Penny and Meg are putting the finishing touches on their packing and their family arrangements for while they're gone. Right now it looks as though we'll travel in my van, but we may still go in Penny's Subaru. I panicked a little last night when Penny told me that she and Meg were talking at church yesterday and she told Meg she could only bring one suitcase and one knitting bag. I looked over the pile of gear - worthy of a Mt. Everest expedition - on my bedroom floor:
2 suitcases
1 toiletry bag
2 bags of books
3 bags of knitting
1 empty bag for yarn bought on the trip
1 coat
1 pillow
2 bags of snack foods

So I emailed Penny and reminded her that I would be driving up to Virginia in the van, and we could take that to New York as well.

I put Penny's rocker in the back of the van so we could pack around it.

(Per Penny's request I bought her an old rocking chair at an estate sale here for $5. She's already bartered with two friends in her home group Bible study to have the chair refinished and re-upholstered. She's making each of the women a pair of socks in exchange for their work on the chair. Penny moves fast!)

The girls and I brought all our stuff into the family room so I could figure out what we have and how best to fit it all into the van.

I packed the van, and we leave at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow.

We'll be home in a week, Lord willing!

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Blogger Dy said...

Oh, I missed your take off time, but I will be keeping you ladies in my prayers as you enjoy your Great American Road Trip! have a lovely and safe journey.


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