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Ann and I made our 3rd annual trek at Thanksgiving to a B&B in northwestern Virginia that we have gotten to quite enjoy really. The innkeepers are a great couple that we now pretty much consider friends more than proprietors and likely due to the area's proximity to DC has a rather nice selection of restaurants in the area as well.

Converging from two directions--Ann from the north, myself from the south, we hoped to meet at the B&B around 3pm. With a 4pm dinner reservation and roughly a half hour drive, we expected to have a leisurely change of apparel before heading out (I decided not to try for buckles on the hat this time.) ~_^

Some may recall from previous entries my photo project of documenting old railroad stations that Ann and I embarked on back in the 80s. The 'back roads' route took me by many of those small towns and I rather much enjoyed reminiscing...the down side was that it took almost 5 1/2 hours--a *little* bit longer than I had allowed time for. sigh...

We still made it to dinner in time! We were the last seating for Thanksgiving dinner and pretty much had the place to ourselves. We seldom lack things to talk about, though silence is just as acceptable when silence is needed. So as many do this time of year, we remembered how fortunate we have been. We still have our families, our friends, our health, our homes...and each other.
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Time to pack the bags and get on the road back to sunny VA. Hopefully we'll have some postings when the dust settles about reunion, skating and everything. Well...ALmost everything...
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The weather was a little dicey passing through the NY north country and the mountains of VT, but the roads were kept clear. Every few miles you could spot a DOT snowplow parked in the median or on the side waiting on the conditions. Phew, I hope those cabs had good heat!

So we arrived in good shape, this trip taking less than 6 hours, and have enjoyed visiting with more of the family.

< shhhh >Now to check on some jobs running at work before anyone else gets up.< /shhhh > ~_^
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And all through the house, not a critter was stirring...well, maybe the dogs...but ANYway, 'not feeling too bad this morning, so I think I'll be able to enjoy the morning's festivities due to get going in another 3 or so hours.

The situation du jour is the approaching winter storm that may keep us from getting out tomorrow morning. Ahwell...we'll get down-over NH way SOME time along in here. I suspect it's a whole lot nicer having to winter a storm (as to say) in a Victorian mansion than an airport!! ~_~;;
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