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Visiting Alexandria and Driving Home

July 20, 2009

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.

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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. 

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After a few tentative moments with Etta, the little Scottish terrier, Ainsley decided that Etta was the best toy in the house. 

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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.

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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!

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  1. Gramma GG permalink
    July 20, 2009 7:10 pm

    We loved every second of you three being here.
    The time went soooo quickly!
    Sorry your drive took almost as long as the visit!
    xoxox

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