A wet (yeah, you guessed it), but unbelievably gorgioso drive from Columbus, Ohio to Warrenton, Virginia today. I sometimes come back to my heartland having forgotten how beautiful and lush it is here. We stopped for an hour with my equally beautiful sister and her children before heading to my mom and dad's house for a 36-hour layover. The folks were heading out of town for a cousin's wedding but we did manage to get a nice visit with them first. They are cream-of-the-crop kinds of people and I am nuts for them.