1000 miles later

Maybe only 700 miles.  but a whole lot more than normal, that is for sure!

Yesterday was a long family day – started off at 5 with the royal wedding – wasn’t the bride elegant? Love those dimples!  The groom was as handsome as someone in that family could be… Harry was so well-behaved, almost like he has grown up.  🙂 Anyway, then I spent the morning and early afternoon in Portland with Mom, C and E.  We went wedding dress fabric shopping, and were succesful, early – always a good thing. E was very good, very chatty with clerks and interested in the messes they were making and cleaning up.  She behaved well while I read to her in the car at the grocery store, Mom and C got to do some child-free grocery shopping.  They didn’t take anywhere near as long as they could have! We had a nice lunch, and then I hit the road for CT and the big play.

That trip went smoothly, no awful traffic until Hartford, where it is ALWAYS awful.  I got to the play in time to visit with past in-laws before the show started.  Both girls did a great job – B under the lights and C in the darkness.  We tried hard to tell which dark shadow was C as the props changed, but we could never be sure.  C did tell us afterwards that she carried out the chair that the star sat in for the final scene. She did a great job, we never saw her.  🙂 We were darned sure which member of the chorus B was – she was wonderful!  She sang her heart out – opened her mouth wide, no mumbling through her lines for her! –  and acted her part beautifully.  In fact the whole production was good, although it is a depressing topic, with most characters dying under unfortunate circumstances. But the singing was really good, and so was the acting.  And the set was really sharp.  Very impressive Les Miz, especially for a school production.

But of course, the best part was seeing two of my favorite nieces, and meeting some of their friends, and two of their little cousins.  It was also good to see their “other” family, I haven’t seen their other favorite aunt in a long time.  Both girls are getting so grown up, it is hard to believe they were tiny babies and cute toddlers not so long ago.

After the show, I found my hotel with not too much trouble, got a few hours sleep and then hit the road for home.  Good driving day, not too bright, no precip, not too many big trucks.  It was hard leaving spring and coming back up here to “will it ever be spring?”  I stopped to visit RCE on the way, but only found R digging holes for all the FedCo trees.  There were a lot of trees and only one R.  He will be busy all weekend, I think.  C and E were off getting him some food and beverages, or so he hoped! The driveway will look lovely when all those maples are planted along it.

Got home safely, A went off to the grocery store, I started laundry.  Another exciting few days in my life! One more day of vacation…

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