On the great Chapman family vacation of 2014, Daniel was only along for the first part (WA to PA), and Peter was laboring hard at Basic Training in Fort Sill, OK the whole time. Once we had checked into the Wyndham timeshare resort in Williamsburg, Sunday rolled around again and Peter called to check in. It was a momentous occasion, with the whole extended family checking in. The picture probably doesn't do it justice:
The girls of the family had an afternoon date to the restaurant that invented Death by Chocolate, and there was a lot of relaxing and swimming and talking and eating. Quarta really enjoyed making friends with her cousins, who are close to her age. We even did a bit of outlet mall shopping.
Then it was time to go and for our family to start the long drive across country. We made the first leg as far as Grove City, stopping at Paw Paw tunnel along the C&O canal in Maryland. Steve really likes canals; think of them as the forerunners of the interstate highway system.
We had a very nice visit with Daniel, went to 2 different churches with him on Sunday, and even had a peek at his dorm room. The girls enjoyed seeing the college campus and we enjoyed spending some precious time with Daniel before having to say goodbye.
For our adventures along the Westward road, stay tuned for part 3.