Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New River Gorge

New River Gorge Bridge, WV

I haven't been down to West Virginia in a couple of years, but since we're going to North Carolina this summer on vacation, we'll be passing through the wild and wonderful Mountaineer state. On our way back I'll make a point of stopping at the New River Gorge again, it's just so striking!
Vacation plans have become a bit dramatic since we're going with MK's entire family. The Dew's have a saying, "Someone has got to make an executive decision!" And then there's panic. Not arm waving, oh-dear!, panic, just a middling decision is then thrust upon us. That's how we end up eating skinless chicken breast roasted to dustbowl perfection for so many family dinners. Right now the panic is over which cottages to rent. We need two cottages because we're taking Bela and one of MK's niece's is constitutionally weak and has allergies. It's this big thing, and very convoluted, and honestly, I quit paying attention. I am a middle-aged woman! My brain only has so much free space remaining and I want it all to be taken up by commercial jingles (five, five dollar footlong), figuring out the hidden meaning in "Fringe", and solving the Lindberg baby case.


Miss Kitty said...

My niece is not constitutionally weak; she's pulmonarily challenged.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

And why is that? Paradoxically, because she was not exposed to animals as an infant/toddler. You are healthier raised in a barn, able to fend off almost anything, than in these sterile bubbles we've scoured for ourselves. Swee-Tea :x

drollgirl said...

bhahah! i am so glad that you can tune some of this crap out!!! family adds a WHOLE OTHER DIMENSION to traveling. i am betting it will still be a fab trip -- you will make sure of that.

side note: whenever i go up to my parents house i am the one saying WHAT ARE WE DOING. SO WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE. WHO IS COMING OVER. WHAT TIME. it drives me crazy if i don't know what is going to happen next. they make me nervous, and i need to plan accordingly. nuts, i know.

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

Droll- I drink more around family than normally...which is saying something ;)