Let's just say you commute 150 miles to work and then you get a long weekend off. What do you do? Drive more, of course!
We had the opportunity to spend five nights - in succession - in one location. On top of that, it was the place that we generally call "home." A rarity. As it turns out, we stayed there all five nights but still added close to 600 miles to the odometer. "It's good to be home" doesn't mean what it used to, apparently.
After driving from the southern border of Washington, and stopping for a night's rest at "home," I went on to the norther border to spend some time with my grandson. I brought him back for the weekend and we took one day to go to Remlinger Farms which, among other things, features an amusement park for the smaller set. Thankfully, we didn't have to take him home again - a parent came to fetch him - before we returned to the southern part of the state.
This amounted to about 10 hours in the car, or thereabouts.
It's good to be back at work where I can get some rest.