I had a really relaxing time with my friends this weekend in NJ, but I'll tellya, just getting there was tough. It was raining when I left, and the wind was picking up. I've driven in worse, but it was white-knuckle driving nearly the entire way. I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer today that a huge section of 95 outside of Phila. was closed down due to accidents caused by yesterday's weather. Luckily, I wasn't on 95 but it was harrowing enough. My son was flying from JFK to Richmond yesterday and after the plane took off, the rain began. He said it was the worst flight he'd ever been on and people were making good use of their barf bags. Here in Maryland, we were under a tornado watch, but I'd already arrived at my destination in NJ, so it was ok.
It was good to get there, though and the rain abated enough for us to take a walk in the state park nearby. Then it started pouring again and we elected to just stay home and relax. We were planning on making dinner, but all I really wanted sushi and eventually, we called Karen's husband, Jeff, and he kindly brought us some and all sorts of goodies and stayed for a bit with us. He's really nice like that.
I love my friends and I think next time, I'll have them come out here and we can camp in the backyard. We like setting up the big walk-in tent and having a campfire and Adrienne can bring her puppy out. Hopefully, she'll get along with George. I think George already likes her because apparently her scent is still on my jeans and he well, to put it delicately, he wanted to have my jeans in a manly sort of way. In fact, I had to change clothes because it was getting ridiculous and my husband would not stop laughing. So maybe he'll like her just a little too much. We'll have to see about that.
Today (Sunday) is a beautiful day and the drive home was smooth and uneventful. It always feels good to come home and as I turned into the farm driveway, I saw that the foals were out enjoying the sunshine. Here's a few pictures of them that I took real quick. I'll get some better ones next weekend when I can get closer.
Our eldest son is on his way here with a U-Haul truck and he'll be dropping off some things and picking up some things on his way to New York City.