I'm back from the Family Centered Learning conference in Lancaster. What a little get away! I rented a PT Cruiser for my 800 mile round trip trek. Sounds a bit Thelma and Louise (if you forget that the average age of a PT Cruiser driver is like seventy-five), but really our second vehicle may or may not have traveled well. The air conditioner certainly would have given out and stick-shifting it up the hills of Pennsylvania is not my idea of a relaxing ride.
I arrived at my hotel in the early afternoon, took a little siesta and headed out on the town. I was a bit fearful of getting lost - so I didn't venture off the beaten path too much - but poked around historic downtown Lancaster and had a nice quiet dinner with the company of a magazine. I'm not sure when I last read a magazine cover to cover - unless you count The Classical Teacher.
Alice, Meredith, Margot, and Mary Ellen did a wonderful job with their various subjects, but it was most fun just to get to meet them! I also had the pleasure of chatting with Karen, Margaret, and Diane. It really was a lovely time of meeting new friends and gearing up for the year ahead.
Meanwhile, back at the homestead, Hubby was on a whirlwind tour of his own - taking the children to music lessons, the zoo, the pool (twice) and the Ohio Caverns. I wouldn't do all that in a week, let alone two days! Needless to say, we're all happily exhausted. Goodnight, O Internets.