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It's after 10pm and we're currently driving through Maryland. We're about four or four and a half hours away from home, I believe. Our trip is really coming to an end.
In some ways, I'll certainly be glad to be home. As I said yesterday, I miss my dogs and it'll be nice to not sleep in a convertible table-bed anymore. It'll be great to walk from the living room to the kitchen and not bump into people because you're in a tiny space, and I'm actually looking forward to fighting over couch space again.
At the same time, it's always sad when a trip is ending. We stopped for food a little while ago and had to put on jackets. Granted, I still had shorts on, but it was cold. I guess I just wasn't ready to give up the warmth of Florida yet. Plus, it'll be back to reality with school starting up again on Tuesday. As excited as I am to begin teaching in the kindergarten room, I'm not too thrilled about getting up early and putting makeup on right away. It was nice to get up and sit outside in the sun before getting ready for the day, even if we had a tight schedule to stick to.
Oh, and I almost forgot... We did have a generally nice Easter today. We didn't get to go out for Easter dinner like we had hoped, but this morning was very nice in North Carolina. The Easter Bunny's delivery went pretty well, even though there were a few small bumps in the road, and everyone was excited to open their baskets. I hope everyone else who celebrates had a nice Easter as well. It certainly wasn't your typical Passover/Easter weekend (or Eastover as my parents have taken to calling it) for my family, but it was pretty good anyway. The only thing that would have made this weekend better was if my brother had been on vacation and celebrated with us. I just hope that wherever he is, he had a nice time this weekend. This was our first family vacation without the whole family, so I guess in a way it will be good to see it end. Here's hoping that the next trip we go on includes every member of the family.
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