I've been on vacation, a solo road trip up the East Coast with stops in D.C. and Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Brooklyn. What started as a one day drive to and from Virginia to take my son to camp kind of spiraled. A mother of three? On a solo road trip for a week and a half? Unheard of, but here I am, and it's lovely. I love cooking — even those weeknight meals for my family — but this little break sure has been nice.
Unlike me, the friends hosting me have to work during the day, leaving me to my own devices. One day in Alexandria, I was drawn to the library, then to the cooking section, then to a two hour sojourn, which I spent reading about food and perusing cookbooks.