Tied up as many loose ends as I could this morning, then packed Patti, Maddex and Liam in the car and pointed the car south for Delaware. Reheboth Beach to be more specific.
Why Delaware? 1. It’s on the way to our final destination in Virginia. 2. It’s awesome. 3. I have fond memories of this area. (always a catch isn’t there?)
It was the last vacation I ever took with my immediate family. It was the summer of 06 and I was in a very isolated point in my life. I had just withdrew from College and lost my finance in the same day that past February.
I entered a state of seclusion where I hid from the outside world. Only emerging work in restaurants, which was about 80 hours a week. I had a couple of close friends that refused to let me become a total hermit.
However, my mom besieged me to take a week off to drive her, my grandmother, and younger brother down to see my Aunt in Delaware.
The trip was very therapeutic. I spent the week thinking about how there was so much more out there. That I was barely living a “half life”. When I returned I enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program and began piecing my life together.
Surviving the car ride is the hard part. Getting down route 81 and then horrifying 476 when you get to Philadelphia and traffic turns into a slow crawl for a good hour. You’re in the homestretch once your cross into Delaware’s RT 1S.
We made it to our destination about 430PM. Let the vacation begin.