At the beginning of this month, we traveled to Virginia to stay two nights with Dwayne's brother, his wife, and their kids. While the brothers and cousins visited on Saturday, my sister-in-law and I went kayaking at the Paddle for the Border event. The course was approx. 7 1/2 miles of the Dismal Swamp Canal. It was my first time in a kayak. We also enjoyed many good conversations and card games with our family before we left.
Next, we traveled to South Carolina for two nights. Late Monday evening, Dwayne had to participate in a presentation at Charleston Southern for graduate school. CSU is where he I met, where we got our undergraduate degrees. But in our free time in town, we took kids around campus and visited with my mom, dad, brother, and sister, who all still live nearby.
We were back in Connecticut less than two days later, so it was a quick trip.
We listened to two books on our drive. The first was Pursuing God by A.W. Tozer. I can't recommend it well enough. I just couldn't listen to it without exclaiming "Bam!" or "Wow!" every so often. Tozer was an incredible skilled, knowledgeable, spirit-filled rhetorician.
We also started listening to 1776 by David McCulloch. But we couldn't finish it in time. We plan to listen to the rest when we go back to Virginia in a few days to see our niece graduate high school.
Here's a photo of our youngest in the van, wearing headphones, watching a DVD, holding the stuffed mermaid she brought for comfort.