I awoke to gray drizzly weather in New Hampshire. Dreading the ride south to my sister’s in such conditions, I made coffee, showered, dressed and left home at 7:30 AM. I’m a “Granny Driver” and I estimated it would take me more than my usual 4 hours to get there.
No sooner hd I hit the highway then I was faced with snow! Great. The snow turned to ice and then to rain, heavy rain. I wasn’t a happy girl.
I’ve never really liked to drive. I hate traffic of any kind, but most especially tucks. So, I live in the country where I don’t see much in the way of heavy truck traffic, but I love my sister so I was determined to make the trek.
By the time I got to the New Hampshire/Massachusetts border, the precipitation had stopped and it was just cloudy. Cloudy I can deal with. I drove on, through endless “road work” areas, and eventually hit Connecticut. I drove by Pam’s mother’s town and I waved! (I did this for you Pam!)
Then I arrived at my sister’s house a mere 3 hours and 45 minutes after I left my home! This is a personal best, time wise.
We picked up my grandnephew, Luke from pre-school and took him out to a kids play place that also served really good pizza. My nearly 4 year old grandnephew snarfed down 4 slices of the pizza! Trust me, we were amazed! The kid is just not that big! We had a grand time with him though and I enjoyed every moment of it.
Then we were off to meet up with my old grandnephew as he got out of school. Taft is in first grade. He was so happy to see his Auntie Em, and brought me in to meet his teacher, show me his locker and his classroom.
My goodness how the kids have grown, and how fast the year has gone since I have seen them.