Weekend Road Trip

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This past Friday, we hit the road for my family reunion down in the dang near southern most point of Virginia … Virgilina, Virginia … it’s so close to North Carolina, it has “lina” in its name *lol*. It’s so deeeeeep in the country that it takes 30 minutes to get to the nearest grocery store, reception on a cell is almost non-existent and wireless internet access is a dream for the future. *lol* It took us 12 hours to get down there on Friday (we made a pitstop in south Jersey to pick up my dad and his friend).

This reunion is for relatives on my paternal grandmother’s side of the family and we have it every year. It’s ALWAYS the Saturday before the third Sunday in July … except this year. *lol* Someone must have gotten mixed up and booked it for the third Saturday instead … but, I wasn’t complaining, because that gave us a weekend in between our return from vacation and the reunion.

My future in-laws made the trip up from North Carolina to attend (I love them :)) and many of my cousins, aunts and uncles came from parts unknown. We ate, we laughed, we dodged the intermittent rain, we suffered the humidity, we reminisced, I got asked about “a date” a few times, we ate some more and that was it.

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Yeah, I was NOT the best photo journalist ;). Hopefully, I’ll get some better pics from my uncle and sis to update this post.

It took us 9 hours to get back on Sunday (we hit the road a little after midnight to avoid the nightmarish traffic that made the drive down super painful). I was pretty exhausted when we got in around 9:30 am … driving 21 hours in less than 3 days is a BEAST! However, the first things I did was check in online (woooh, withdrawal symptoms alleviated), watch a couple episodes of Pound Puppies (*lol*) and slept for about 4 hours.

Oh, actually, I did one other thing. I pre-pooed. See, I had planned to wash my hair on Friday before we left, but it never happened. Instead, I just put it into 6 braids with a little diluted Aubrey HSR conditioner sealed with JBCO. The braid-out did NOT fare well in the humidity and my hair felt even more wretched than it did last week!

After getting the pre-poo applied and playing around on the computer a little longer during an Avatar mini-marathon, I passed out at 8 pm on the couch. Wei, who was working on his computer on the couch next to me, finally woke me up at 1 am to get in bed. So, as I type, my hair is saturated in conditioner and I need to hurry up and finish a couple posts for the day so I can hop in the shower to do something with this mess.

Welp, that’s my weekend in review! Now time for you all to return the favor! What did you do this weekend :)?

 (p.s. And, no I didn’t get to see Batman: The Dark Knight Rises yet:(! I wanted to see it yesterday, but that joker [no pun intended! *lol*] is 2 hrs 44 min long!! I knew that I would pass out! So, the plan is to avoid all reviews and spoilers to the extent possible and see it Tuesday. ***Nananananana**** I don’t want to know!!!)

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  2. Your family reunion looks like my family reunion! I’m from SC and all of your pics remind me of home! It looks like you all had a good time while trying not to combust!

    This weekend my oldest sister and I spent some time with our sister-in-law because she is 6.5 months pregnant and needed some “girl time”. She turned 41 this year and our brother gave her a “oopsie”!

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    • LOL at your brother giving her an “oopsie!!” LMBO!!!! Well, 41 reinforces that there is still hope for me;).

      And, as to the fam reunion, thanks for letting me know I’m not the only one with the low key/low overhead kind;). I’ve had friends who have these massive shindigs where they book hotel rooms and halls!! I’m like, “What the heck??? Y’all do it like THAT?!?!” LOL!!

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  3. my son saw The Dark Knight and he says ‘hands down its the best movie of the year-so far’!

    I did absolutely NuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuCHING and it felt blissfuly! Chloe claim to be dying because she’s used to us on the go but she’s alive and breathing #dramamama!

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    • Michelle … yeah, I have to disagree with your son. Avengers beat it head over heels for me. Review (with spoilers) coming!!!

      As to your weekend, isn’t that the absolute BEST?!??! OMGosh, people do not understand how much I savor my weekends with nothing planned!!! I get so tired and depressed when I have something to do every weekend!! LOL!!! I need my rest!!! And, I’m talking about even one day of my weekend with plans! I want both days free to do whatever I want and if what I want is to sit around the house and do absolutely NOTHING, then that is EXACTLY what I do;).

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  4. Wow! I can’t believe someone knows where Virginilina is! My dad’s family is from there; alot of them still live between there and Roxboro, NC (down the street). Small world 🙂

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    • Courtney, are you serious?!?! If so, then you know that they probably know each other since there are all of 10 families that live there!!! What’s the surname?

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