photo by Halley
This summer, Micah and I plan on visiting his maternal grandfather and step-grandmother up in Michigan. It’s pretty far up, the top of the southern, State-side peninsula. (Random question: why doesn’t Canada take the northern half? It makes sense.)
That’ll be a long drive from DC, but we’re going to meet up with my brother-in-law and sister-in-law in Delaware (or maybe they should come here), along with my other sister-in-law (so basically Micah’s brother and sister and his brother’s wife) and do some 2-car carpool thing, I think, because we all have small cars. It’s still being worked out.
Today we got a lovely e-mail from the grandparents saying “By the way, we’ll send you money for gas!” What a generous gift! I had been looking forward to this trip because I’ve seen gorgeous pictures of the house and I love hanging out with my in-laws. I don’t know the grandparents too well yet, but they seem fun.
I’ve also been dreading the trip a bit. I’m not much for vacations (more on this next week) and the thought of getting off work at both my jobs combined with the added expenses of traveling was stressful. I didn’t want to think about it and tried to push it from my mind.
But a simple offer, one less thing to worry about (especially given the way gas prices keep rising, making it hard to budget…will they be at $4 or $3.50 or $6 by August?) makes everything so much better. I think this will probably the 2nd most beautiful place I’ve visited.
And one thing I know about vacations is that I prefer to stay with family. And without a lot of touring. So bring it on!