September 11th is our 55th wedding anniversary, and we started planning this trip three years ago. Best laid plans of mice and men… We went through the planning stages four times for separate cruises, each of them cancelled by Covid. We finally gave up on the cruise idea, and settled on a road trip!
We started by flying into Nashville, TN, to spend a little time at Adina and Glen’s house, and this is where we’ll return for more family time after the road trip.
We borrowed Adina’s car to see some of our East Coast friends. We didn’t have time to stop in Asheville this time, but spent a couple of nights in Tryon, NC. Had fun visiting Amy’s horse and mini-donkeys, plus Amy staged a performance of her trio – including a special arrangement of “our” song, Wind Beneath My Wings.
After that, we drove to Appomattox, VA, for a little sight-seeing.
The next day, we stopped to tour Monticello on our way to friends in Arlington, VA.
We were really warm and we were very happy to reach John and Pam’s home in Arlington, VA. It was too warm to do much sight-seeing, so we hung out and caught up with our friends and filled them in on happenings in Cambria. We also had a beautiful drive (in the air conditioned car!) through Arlington Cemetery.
Leaving John and Pam’s house, we visited Williamsburg on our way to the Sanderling Hotel in Duck, NC, for 4 nights of romantic R & R.
The next blog will start with our arrival in Duck, NC. Hoping for some cooler weather…