We survived our trip to Atlanta and had a lovely time once we got there. I've come to the conclusion that only crazy people get on airplanes 2 days before Christmas. It took us 12 hours to get from point A to point B. And really, only 96 minutes of that was flying in the air. The rest was driving, and waiting, and waiting some more.
But...we saw grass! green grass! Well, yellow grass, really - they are having a drought down there.
Daughter D. looked lovely in a beautiful Austrian dress, given to her by her Texas aunt:
Son D loved his gift from the "santa-aunties" (opened here, before we departed. I'm not crazy enough to bring a drum set on the airplane). However, earplugs were not included for the rest of us. : )
The cats loved the ornament-less tree. And they missed us. Actually, they missed their litter box. a lot. I'm finding little cat-poop presents deposited all over the house. Oh joy!
Bottom line - it's certainly worth the hassle to see husband D's entire family all together at the holidays. The kids had a blast with all their cousins.
But next time can we take the private jet? And avoid all that "snow/ice" stuff here in Wisconsin? That slippery stuff makes traveling a bit more complicated.