Tomorrow we head out for a big trip. We’ll be visiting Sydney’s family in Nova Scotia–and we’ll be driving. So we’ll do a long day of driving tomorrow, stop in Ithaca for a few days to see friends and show the kids our old home, and then drive over to Portland, ME, where we’ll pick up a ferry to Nova Scotia. Yes, we’re catching a few breaks on this trip when we can, given that Google has the Kentucky-Nova Scotia drive at 26 hours and we will have a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old in the back seat of a Prius. So, today will be a flurry of packing, but I promise not to forget the camera. Sydney already had to remind me not to forget the passports, so we hope we don’t forget anything else that’s important. We’re excited to see friends and family, if a bit sad to leave behind the “stay home and enjoy routine family time” part of our summer. We have a few activities up our sleeves for when we get back, which should usher the start of school very quickly to our door.