I got a call from my Uncle John letting me know that he and my cousin, Cami, were in our great state of North Carolina. What??? We never have family this close. They were at a work convention, but had a few free hours on Sunday afternoon. Andrew and I decided it would be worth it to pack up a big picnic dinner, throw the kids in the van, and head down to visit them.
Our visit was short. I think we spent a total of about 2 1/2 hours together. But it was so fun to visit with family! And we got to meet Cami's husband, Brian. He is a great storyteller. I will always think of his homemade sectional sofa when I see him now.
It's a good thing our kids are good travelers, because we spent more time in the van than we did with our family. Totally worth it!