When I first started writing here — nearly seven years ago — I had little idea about the topics I’d blog about. In a pre-everyone’s-on-Facebook era, I thought that it might be a good way for my family to keep up on things together. Of course, blogging and social media evolved and now I mostly blog about books, and science, and traveling, and Penny.
But I was remembering this week that one of my first posts back in the Vox days was a shout-out to my niece Rachel as she prepared to go off to college. Well, it’s time to shout-out again, because this week The Beloved and I journey back to the Ancestral Betz Homeland of The Garden State for her wedding ceremony!
So, except perhaps for the “Man, I feel old” sentiments of watching someone that you held as an infant walk down the aisle, I am super-excited for her and her new life. She and her very-soon-to-be husband have good jobs, have bought a house, and are living down near Ocean City, Maryland. It’s all very exciting.
We’re also going to take the opportunity to extend our trip after the wedding so that we can drive south along I-95 to visit with friends, The Beloved’s mom, and finish up by staying with some friends in my old haunt of Chapel Hill. We’ll have internet access most of the time, but our online presence will probably be a little spotty until we get back around Independence Day.