The kiddies are on Fall Break this week, so we are heading South.
Land of my roots, here we come!
We are taking my cancer-riddled mother down to Virginia to visit the place she was born and spend time with some relatives.
Both my parents are from Virginia, and moved to Indiana in the early 60's for the
My dad actually left before that. After a trouble-filled stint in the Marines, and spending 2 weeks in a coal mine, he trekked out west to California for a few years.
He eventually returned to Virginia to claim his bride.
Since he was seven years older than my mom, he had to wait for her to
This WAS Virginia, afterall, and NOT Kentucky.
It will be great to visit my family again and hopefully get some good southern cooking.
We used to visit all the time when I was a kid, but I haven't been there since 2005, and that was for my grandmothers funeral.
The wife and kids have NEVER been there (and it's because it's an 8+hr car ride and my kids are nuts). And my mom hasn't been for over 10 years.
Soooooo....we are off.
Wish me luck. I might push myself off a mountain while I'm down there.
P.S. I hope to post on Twitter and update my Facebook status while gone with Highlights of the trip. Maybe even a few pics. <--(Assuming there is cell coverage/internet access in the sticks)
Make sure you follow along to track our progress and catch all the hilarity.