Over Easter Weekend, Youthlarge and I took a trip South for a family get together in Charlotte, NC. Since flights were so gosh darn expensive, we decided to drive. We took a bus to Silver Spring where we met up with Cousin Leah at my parents' house to begin the long drive.
On the way we stopped in Harrisonburg, VA where I went to college. I drove them around campus, downtown, and a few of the neighborhoods. The campus had some new buildings but the town seemed almost exactly the same. It was nice to see so many of the businesses are still around like Glen's Fair Price. My old house known as the Planetarium looked like it was now a house filled with Phish fans. After a satisfying lunch at Luigi's, it was time for some Kline's.
Thursday evening, we arrived in Charlotte. We spent the rest of the evening and the next day catching up with relatives. On Friday night, we went to go see The Goat. While I like Albee as much as the next guy, the main reason we went to the show was to see my cousin Gerry perform. After the play, Leah played with one of the props - a slaughtered goat.
Not to be outdone, Stone Groove wanted a piece of the action.
Amy, Jerry, and Tobi
Amy, Stone Groove, and I may look good but the best part of this picture is the look that the woman behind us is giving to Youthlarge the photographer.
Mike, Amy, Stone Groove, and a Yellow Wall
Uncle Dan isn't sure what to make of his relatives.
I assume this is supposed to be a joke?
Mike helps Mrs. Stone Groove across the street as Stone Groove accuses Mike of making him look bad by stealing his thunder.
We all were heading to the store where Cousin Jessica works. In this photo, Aunt Alice peruses the goods.
Here Comes Trouble
Youthlarge and I left Charlotte around 3 on Saturday. Lo and behold, the Durham Bulls happened to be playing a 5 pm game that evening. Conveniently, Durham was on the way back to Silver Spring!
After the game, I got us kind of lost as we drove around Durham. I wanted to show Youthlarge a little of the town where she had never been and where I had lived for a year ten years ago. Luckily, the town is small enough that it wasn't that hard to eventually find our way.
All in all, it was a lot of fun to see the relatives. Plus, in a span of three days, I was able to be in every place I've ever lived. New York, Silver Spring, Fairfax, Harrisonburg, and Durham.
For more pictures, check my sister's blog.
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