Tomorrow starts my DC family trip

My mother and aunt are in town for us to start our DC trip in the morning.  I am already having doubts about this trip going smoothly.  It is easy to forget how Mom and I interact when we don’t live near each other.  It will be a long long week/weekend.  Plus, they don’t know how long they are staying here in WV with me after the trip.  I expected them to leave for NC the day or so after we returned from DC.  Wasn’t too happy to hear of their sticking around plans.

I need to just remember this is a trip I am doing to be nice, and for it to be memorable for them.

They have informed me that the VW isn’t going to be big enough for all of our stuff, and they brought tons of crafts to do in the evening.  Therefore, my aunt should drive her car since it is bigger.  I squashed that in one breath.  There is no way I was going to let these two become Magellan and Ponce de Leon in the front seat, while I get frustrated in the backseat.

To solve this, I will be driving my sweet Lucy.  Lucy the Lexus is my faithful Lexus RX that has been through life with me.  She has been an awesome vehicle for living at the beach and in the mountains of WV.  Lucy doesn’t have satellite radio, so I don’t usually drive her unless i need 4 wheel drive.  I should start driving her more often again.

The driving issue has been solved, although i am perplexed that they thought i would be ok with them driving.  The trip starts bright at early tomorrow…this is going to test my patience!