This past weekend, my son and I went up to Ohio for my dad's birthday, and for my high school 25 year class reunion. We didn't fly. We drove. Which was completely nuts! It took fourteen hours to get there, and a little over twelve to come back.
Near the end of our trip, we made a stop for dinner - at Subway. Behind the Subway shop, was the Georgia Winery. I knew I had to go there!
"Bubba," I said. "We're going to make a little stop at the winery before we leave."
He looked at me funny. "Okay, Mama. Whatever."
Then I got a funny look in my eye. "And do you know what else?"
"What else, Mama?"
"I'm going to play my violin over there."
He nearly choked on his sandwich. "You are not!"
"Yep, I am."
He grinned. "That's insane! Mama, you're just overtired and acting immature!"
Pretty soon we were both laughing really hard.
"Okay, come on. I'm going to play!" I got up, went back to the car, and grabbed my violin. I walked over to the winery, where a bunch of people were standing around in the parking lot. And I started playing.
My son shook his head. "Mama, if the police come and arrest you, I'm going to tell them I had nothing to do with it!"
And guess what? I have pictures to prove it. So you who like pictures - don't fall off your chair for this!
And as an added bonus, here's me at my reunion Mass with a few of my former classmates. (I played for it, which is why I had the violin in the first place!)