It is once again a travel day, during which time we sit in a car for 10 hours, and think. You probably know what it is we are thinking about.
It doesn't matter that the loving people here might be surrounded by asphalt and population and traffic and (from time to time) smog.
We don't really notice these things, when we are together. There are too many nicer things to notice.
And it all came down to the moment of departure, when the 6 year old looked at his grandpa and intoned: "This is my most terrible day EVER.."
But we will come back for more, Lord willing! In the meantime we have photos to look at, moments to relive, and cell phones with which to FaceTime.
(And - we even learned how to do a Selfie! There'll be no stopping us now.)
See you along the way!