Saturday, February 26, 2011

Charlie's First Out-of-State Trip: Michigan to Visit GAP

On February 12th, Grammie and I ventured to Michigan with Charlie for him to meet GAP (Great Aunt Patty).  Finally on our third attempt, we made it!  The first time we tried we got about 20 miles from home but it took almost 2 hours, so we turned around and came home (the weather and roads were awful).  The second time was the day after Peter's "procedure" and needed help around the house (i.e. taking the dog out).  So, FINALLY...we made it.  Charlie was, of course, perfect...slept the whole ride there.  He woke up and was ready to eat.  He napped on and off throughout the day, stayed pretty quiet, and just took it all in.  He was excited to meet his Great Aunt...and what a wonderful one she is!!!

 He had a cozy little spot on the couch to nap...

We had a good time, tres yummy food, and a nice visit.  The ride home was long and slow.  Seriously.  The ride was going fine until we saw a sign that read: "Be Prepared to Stop.  Snow Removal." and then listed the mile-markers that were affected...which was about 6 miles.  Well, they weren't kidding!  We left about 6:45 and didn't get home until almost 1.  It took us over two hours to go 6 miles.  In fact, a couple times I put the car in park for over thirty minutes.  I was exhausted.  Thankfully, Charlie is great in the car and slept the whole time.  What a champ!

Thanks, GAP, for a wonderful visit!  Love you!

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