We decided this year to spend Thanksgiving with my extended family about 3 hours away. As a child we almost always spent the holidays (all the major ones anyway) with my Aunts, Uncles, and cousins but have not done so in many many years so this was a lot of fun.
We didn't have anyone to watch the dog so we weren't able to leave on Saturday as the rest of my family (Mom and Sis) did, but we did leave early on Sunday morning.
It is a very long and boring ride. My kids have taken road trips to San Francisco and Disneyland, which are like 13 and 20 hour drives very patiently, this road trip though I must have heard "are we there yet?" about 50 times!
When we arrived we found that the weather had changed and I wasn't aware that this was to happen. No snow but cold cold weather. I sort of felt pretty bad for my kids with their spring/fall jackets in minus zero weather, we did all survive.
It was a quick trip, but very rewarding. To see the next generation of kids get along so great and enjoy themselves as we did as kids was awesome!! Oh and the food was great too, still stuffed!!!
Ever wonder what a school field would look like if the weather suddenly dropped below zero and someone forgot to turn off the automatic sprinklers over a long weekend? Well wonder no more, this was quite a sight!