It felt good arriving here yesterday and being greeted by Beata and the zoo. Rob came home shortly afterward. Everything felt comfortable.
After dinner we played some poker. It was fun to get back into our daily poker routine. :) Bea leaves today for four days so I doubt Rob and I will play head to head poker every night. We'll miss her (and not just because of the poker).
Right now Beata is getting ready and I'm catching up on my laundry. We'll leave at 1 to take her to the airport.
Yesterday the ride through the Smokies (and adjacent to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park) was stupendous. Thanks to b-i-l Tim for the suggestion. The only problem is that it's about 100 miles longer--almost exactly. 855 miles through the Blue Ridge Mountains and 950 miles through the Smokies. Both rides were lovely and I think I'll keep rotating to make the drives more interesting.