Guess where we are?! Visiting these goofballs in their new digs!
Lena, Gil, and I had kind of a crazy Tuesday. Elliott’s leave/vacation was over after two wonderful weeks here in the U.S., and it was time for him to get on a flight back home to Sicily. We drove to Norfolk early in the morning with Elliott to see if he could get on a military flight. After hours of waiting, he got one of the last available seats on the plane! We were sad to see him go, but grateful that he was getting back for free instead of having to buy a last minute ticket or drive up and down the East Coast looking for another military flight home. Whew!
We finally hugged him goodbye around 8pm, and I put my two exhausted children into the car. And then we hit the road for North Carolina! Three-and-a-half hours later, we pulled into the Arthurs’ driveway in Durham… after a whole day on the road and approximately 7 hours in the car with two children two years old and younger. I was very glad to get a big hug from my friend Becca… and then go to bed!
It’s so good to see these wonderful friends after so many happy memories in Sicily. We’ve been catching up over spilled cereal and battery-operated trains, as two moms do. I love their new house (with all their familiar dishes, toys, couch, etc.), and it’s so fun to see them in their new life.
Any recommendations of fun things to do in the area? I am really looking forward to my first taste of Carolina BBQ!