Visiting Alexandria and Driving Home
We finally made a trip back to Alexandria last weekend (July 11-12). We hadn’t been there since the first weekend in April. Rather than interrupt Ainsley’s Friday night schedule, we headed out first thing Saturday morning.
Ainsley sat in the backseat by herself — a first for a trip to Alex. I did crawl back there to give her some oatmeal and hang a pillowcase in the window to block out the sunshine. She seemed to enjoy being back there by herself.
Grace and Bennett had plans on Saturday, so Ainsley got to spend a lot of time playing with (or stealing the glasses off the faces of) Gramma GG and Pop Pop.
After a few tentative moments with Etta, the little Scottish terrier, Ainsley decided that Etta was the best toy in the house.
On Sunday, we headed out when Ainsley woke up from her afternoon nap. It was around 5:00 p.m. We got home around 10:00 p.m. And Ainsley stayed awake the entire time. Here are some photographic highlights of that emotional journey.
We (and a TON of other travelers) were detoured off of I-94 through a stop-and-go two-way road in Monticello. We didn’t know why until 8:00 when we heard about an overturned tanker and the subsequent clean up that took all day.
Not only was Ainsley awake for the entire trip, she was a complete joy! After having been in the car for nearly 5 hours, she still laughed whenever she heard us laughing. Turn up your volume and take a listen!