As I’m now a calendar week from my vacation, that’s basically all I’m thinking of. Usually, every year my family goes to Gatlinburg, TN, for a long weekend. Like, damn near whole family. Usually, there’s some who can’t make it for whatever reason, but you can usually consider the Gatlinburg expedition the Hunger Reunion-lite. I like it. I like spending time with my family. Being almost two hours from the nexus of the clan, I and my immediate family do not spend as much time with them as I’d like. But, such is life.

I suppose I’m looking forward to the drive down, usually it’s a peaceful drive. Hopefully we’ll have minimal stops… As in, gas and brunch. Then it will be relaxing for me. We’ll see. Looking forward to some putt-putt and laser tag, that’s always fun. I think though, other than family time, the thing I’m most looking forward to is the mountain air. There’s something about it. It just relaxes me.

So, if I can get through this week, I’ll be set. This weekend, we have to get the house ready for being gone as long as we are. Cleaning, getting packed early, stuff like that. That should be a blast.