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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Northward, mostly



Really taking my time heading north. Only drove 230 miles before stopping for the night. Since I normally consider 500 miles a moderate day, this wasn't a long drive.

It was cool and wet, so I decided to check into a cheap hotel. We've paid almost as much for one of the campgrounds we stayed in recently. The hotel gave me a 10% discount for being over 60. I'm going to use the heck out of my old man privileges. The place isn't fancy, but all I need is a clean room, a good bed and a hot shower.

The weather turned cool and wet, so I decided not to spend another night in the campground. It is supposed to warm up,so we are looking forward to the next two nights camping in Virginia. Normally I'd take a more inland route, but we are exploring new things this year.

I also happen to have a cousin who lives along the Virgina coast. It's been years since we had a chance to ge together. At one time most of my relatives were within a day's easy drive. Now we are scattered all over the planet. Social media is not a substitue for being together in person.

I got a bit of shock this year to discover one of my uncles had passed away and it was months before I found out about it. At one time we used to see each other at least several times a year. Then life happens and people never get together. With that in mind, I think it's worth taking a different route north to see family. My cousin and her husband have children I've yet to meet. It's time they found out about their crazy cousin.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Indeed, it IS time! Enjoy yourself.

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  2. I believe that it is important to stay in touch with one's relatives. Family ties should stay tied, but not too tight.

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    1. That's a great way to put it Dizzy. I think I'll steal that line. :)

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  3. It must be nice to have family that you like. I have left the grocery store because I saw a relative I didn't wish to speak to. I choose my friends I didn't get to pick relative's. The few that have looked me up have all had motives and found me less than pleasant.

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    1. I get along with most of them -even the really crazy ones people avoid.

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  4. going up to 70 here for a couple of days, then back to cold and some snow. don't come north too fast! n.e. ohio

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    1. I'm hunkered down at my daughter's in MA, sitting out one more storm.

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