Alright, so it has been a little bit since my last post... But we're back on the road!
Hopefully all of you had really great holidays. We definitely did. Although it was a little bit overwhelming to come home and get thrown right back into the mix, it was really wonderful to have some time to relax and catch up with our families. We even had the chance to do a bunch of work on the camper (well, it was mostly Ben making the improvements, if I'm honest). The camper now has new lights, a fully functioning stove and hood, a post for the big table, new carpet, and much more. It even has a shiny freshly-painted rear bumper and bright red hub caps :). We can't wait to get out and explore with it... But she still needs a name!
We also got to make a quick trip up to the mountains for New Years... It was super fun but way too short of a visit. Guess we'll have to go back soon!
So, like I said, we are back on the road. We left Charlotte yesterday morning and then drove to Roxboro, NC to spend most of the day visiting a bunch of the folks on Ben's mom's side of the family. They are a hoot; seriously lots of fun. I'm so excited that we'll get to see them again next week at Jay's wedding (for those of you who don't know, Ben's brother is getting married in DC in about 10 days).
We drove up to Richmond, VA last night and just stopped at a hotel to get some sleep. We slept in (I stayed up wayyy to late trying to finish the last book of the Stieg Larsson series), got a bite to eat at another Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives place (Dot's Back Inn), and then headed further north. In case you're wondering what we ate, I had a grilled cheese and a bowl of Italian white bean soup, and Ben had a burger with bacon and fried eggs on it. Delicious!
Tonight we are in Somerset, NJ visiting a great friend from high school and his fiancée. Kunal and Hiral brought us right in, despite the short notice, fed us a delicious meal, and visited until it was time for bed. Even though it was a short visit, I'm glad we had some friends to stop in with... It's just the best way to end the day.
Stay posted, hopefully I'll have some adventures to write about soon :)