Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Holiday Weekend Getaway!

Unlike the last holiday weekend (Memorial Day), this time all four of us will be together. This holiday is a little weird, since the actual holiday falls on Tuesday. Oh well, I'll take them any way I can get them.

We are taking the RV to a campground about an hour away from home. Since we haven't camped there before, I suspect Dave will provide a review of the campground on his blog sometime next week. It's shaping up to be a pretty busy getaway weekend, which shouldn't surprise me.

We will all camp on Friday night. So far, pretty normal. That's where normalcy ends.

On Saturday afternoon, Joshua has to attend a marching band rehearsal. Yes, I know school just got out last week. It doesn't matter - they are already getting ready for next year's show. They had a rehearsal on the LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!! While all the other students were boarding buses to go home, the Marching Band students stayed behind to read through their new music. Anyway, since Joshua has to rehearse, Dave and I will drop him off at the meeting place (a student's house, it's just a trombone sectional) and do some sightseeing, probably the Air & Space Museum at Dulles Airport (Dave wants to try out his newest toy - a digital SLR camera). Then, we will pick up Joshua and head back to the campground, where Jonathan will likely have spent the day snoozing.

On Sunday morning, Jonathan and Joshua will head to the Fairfax corps, where the students from the divisional music conservatory will be doing the service. Since Joshua will miss all of the usual music camps this summer, he wants to go to the service to see his friends. Dave and I will probably spend the day vegging by the pool. On Sunday night, I will head back into town because I have to work on Monday. I think Dave is taking a vacation day. Jonathan will probably come back with me.

So, on Monday, Jonathan and I will work while Dave and Joshua veg. I will return to the campground on Monday night for one last hurrah. I don't know if Jonathan will come too or just stay home. I probably won't know until Monday night.

On Tuesday morning we will slowly take things down, then return home in the afternoon.


Dave said...

Josh also had a full band rehearsal this past Monday night. This Saturday Jonathan has to travel to Camp Happyland (yes its names comes out of the 70s counter culture) as the Cap Band is doing a clinic at Music Conservatory.

What can I say, we are a modern American family...when we went t the same Corps we even took three vehicles to church.

Barbara said...

sounds like a lot of running around for you this weekend. Hopefully you will be able to get a lot of R&R in there somewhere.

We, too, are heading to the trailer. The weather could be unsettled though. Hope not!