Our trip to Virginia started in Ruston, Louisiana with a sad goodbye to Paul’s parents on Sunday, October 22. We made the long haul to Clinton, Mississippi where we introduced my family (yes, Mr. Mike, this includes you) to P.F. Changs. If you have not experienced this wonderful Asian resturant put it at the top of your list of things to do – you won’t regret it. We spent the night with Jennifer and Chris Smith and had a great time catching up (thanks for the cereal). Monday we traveled to Georgia. We experienced Moe’s for the first time with our friend David and out ran the meter police to avoid a ticket. We spend Monday night with Elissa and David Anderson in their lovely home that I would love to have. Then, we got up at 3:00 A.M. on Tuesday morning to make the 8 1/2 hour drive to Rockville, Virginia. We were going to posts pictures of the trip, but a) it was dark or rainy or both the entire way, or b) I was alseep. So, Paul remembers more of the trip than I do, but what I saw was pretty. We actually got to see leaves turning colors. Our training is starting off with a bang – lots of information and lots of things to do. Thanks for the prayers for safety and to the friends who either drove to meet us somewhere or let us stay a night.