I love leaving for a long trip when it’s dark outside.  There’s something just… thrilling about it.  I still remember a vacation we took when I was a kid, and that strange, peculiar excitement of being awake in the wee hours of the morning… watching the infrequent lights of other cars on the road- wondering if they, too, were zooming off to something entirely out of the ordinary.   It’s one of the most delicious feelings, and part of why I want to leave like that again.  So my kids will carry around that memory as well.

So, we’re off in a few hours.  Hope everybody has a wonderful week, and I’ll be back with lots of pictures and STILL no tan.  (It’s freakish how much my skin repels color!)  Take care!