Sunday, June 24, 2012
710 and I are in Maryland visiting his parents. He thinks I'm a good son-in-law because I go and see his folks 2-3 times a year.
The man has the son-in-law title all sewn up as he has to deal with mine 2-3 per month!
While this trip was mostly work - taking care of some estate and housing things for his aunt - it still kind of felt like a get away.
We were tarred (that is Appalachian for "tired") from a long and hot day of working, as it was just the two of us. But there was a huge sense of accomplishment as well. I hope his folks feel the same way, but it's really not about the recognition....or shouldn't be.
I got to walk around the town while 710 was attending to other chores. It is a charming town, or can be. Some of the scenery can be great, but from downtown, you don't get a sense of the mountains as much. And who doesn't like a quaint train station?
Of course, there was a dinner with the in-laws as well. It was a nice meal.
And I love how doting they are on each other and how they walk together, like 710 and I do....I mean, if 710 wasn't 40 feet in front of his parents, and 55 feet in front of me. But I found them so cute, I couldn't help but snap a picture of them.
I can see ourselves like this - if I ever live that long.
Song by: Aaron Copland