Peg and I are hitting the road on Friday for Northern Virginia. She is going to an American Association of University Women conference. I am going to hang out with her brother Chuck. Northern Virginia is one of the areas in the Commonwealth that I haven't spent much time exploring. Chuck is a tour bus driver and has graciously offered to show me the battlefields while I am there.
I am thrilled!
He is a charming man and very knowledgeable about history -- especially Civil War history. I can't wait for him to take me to Manassas and to Stone Bridge. I don't know where else we might go. It is his choice. He has agreed to take me to this lovely little Greek diner for breakfast in Fort Royal. We ate there a few years ago and they had one of the best breakfast menus I have seen in a very long time. And they had grits. Yum.
A road trip with a gal pal is so much fun, isn't it? Even if we are going to just have two nights and the drive time, we will have a blast. Do you have a gal pal who will just let you let your hair down and love you warts and all? Isn't it delicious to have a friend who will giggle over a song, share a catch phrase, or give you "the look" when you are out?