As if I don't travel enough due to my job, the wife and I are hitting the road this weekend in celebration of our anniversary (4 years if you're counting). We will be visiting the wonderful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, particularly Black Mountain, Montreat, and Asheville. I am very familiar with this area because in high school I attended conferences at Montreat Conference Center, and later worked there as a summer staffer in 1994 and 1995. I have returned to visit friends numerous times over the past ten years, and of course, our Division has two sites in that area, so I get an opportunity to travel there for work a couple of times a year.
So on the surface it would seem that I planned this little getaway, when in truth it was my wife's idea. We've been together for seven years, married for four of those, and I've never been able to convince her to go to the mountains with me. Now, out of the blue, she's decided its time for us to go. I'm not complaining. We hit the road after dropping the kid off at school Friday morning (for those who don't know, I have a 13 year old stepdaughter) and will return Sunday. Its a quick trip, but we will get to see and do a lot in the short time we are there. And I hope to be back Sunday night just in time to watch the Steelers kick it off against the Broncos in Mile High! Should be a great weekend!