Off to California
In about three hours we’ll be heading to the airport. There we’ll meet our son Danny and get on a plane to Los Angeles. David is flying to the same destination from Minnesota.
This is the seventh year where we’ve all taken a Christmas trip together. While these trips take us away from people we know in Chicago, it let’s us spend some real quality time with our boys. I’ve pretty much decided to keep doing these trips as long as the kids are able and willing. (Some day, I imagine, they will have competing obligations.)
The weather has been so mild in Chicago, though, that this trip doesn’t have the usual feel of Escape from the Gulag. Even so, it will be nice to be in a place that is warmer, far away, and just – different.
We’re coming back on New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, I might post a photo or two, but do not intend to write anything of length.
Wishing joyous holidays to you all.