I kept thinking why it is so important to me to make this trip year after year, even if it is a haul to make the drive alone. So why do I keep going back?
To visit with Ben and Ian's sole living grandparent for the longest amount of time we will see her all year
To regret the phrase, "yeah, go ahead an pick out a snack in addition to a triple insulin buster bubble gum, cherry, and blue raspberry slushy that is likely to be spilled in the back seat." .
To remember that even though all the moments of the trip were not sunshine and roses, that a final night sunset walk on the beach in search of treasures was one to cherish.
To take silly pictures in front of the giant tree in our front yard with my brother Brian before heading home. We walked through our neighborhood showing the boys our secret childhood hideouts and grinned at inside jokes shared between us.
Until next summer and another 1,400 miles,
xoxoxo- V-Boys and Mom