Road Trip 2014
We arrived at my dad's house in Maryland on Sunday evening, much later than we had planned due to horrible traffic between Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
His knowledge about American military history and the migrations of ethnic groups from one country to another is absolutely astounding! I'm glad he's going down to D.C. tomorrow with us to visit the Smithsonian American History museum.
My sister Barb arranged for me to join her at a counseling appointment on Monday since both of us are still grieving the death of our mother last summer, and we know that going to her family's reunion will bring up all sorts of memories.
Before the appointment, we stopped at the French Twist Cafe for Canadienne crepes (made fresh with eggs, bacon, and cheese while we watched!), a latte for her, and hot chocolate for me. Everything is so quaint in historic Sykesville, Maryland!
We had originally planned to do lunch at Sweet Simplici-Tea, but like most shops in this vintage town, it is closed on Mondays. Instead, we peered through the window.
Barb also arranged for me to have a massage when she had hers. What a treat after a three day van drive!
When we got home, I looked for the kids in the backyard, but they had walked over to a park with their cousins. The yard and garden are a bit overgrown since Mom isn't there to tend them. Just another reminder of our loss...
|The garden gate|
|Former flower patches|
|Aunt Fay and I |
at 2012 Reunion
P.S. This is the third post in my Road Trip 2014 series. The other two so far are: