Yes'M. That'd be me. (There are some things that I know about courage and I think that it is about time I let loose with the secret.)
So, because the retreat was in North Carolina, and because of 47 other reasons, one of which being some excellent homeschooling opportunities on the way, I packed up my teens and headed out.
Views of US: The Tappan Zee Bridge in New York.
I grew up near here, and am still delighted by its length, and math. The mid-river perspective of the banks of the Hudson are really too lovely to be appreciate while driving. Bummer.
Views of US: Virginia Highway
Views of US: The Virginia Mountains
It was a little hot and hazy in VA, so we couldn't see the mountains in the far distance, but as we got near I was thrilled. Up close and personal they were soul strengthening. Really beautiful.
Views of US: Cousin Barack's House
Views of US: Hot in DC
Views of US: Power and Beauty