Virginia-bound

It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and we’re getting ready to head out to our friends’ house for their annual shindig. The boys are engaged in lively debate about which player will be named MVP, how this game could affect the future of offensive football, and whether to bet that Seattle’s total rushing yards will exceed 132 ½. I’m only vaguely following. They pause to explain to me what it means to “lay the points,” and I can’t help wondering if this is how they feel when I’m waxing poetic about the virtues of mahogany…

Truth be told, I’m pretty excited myself today, but it has nothing to do with football. It’s T-minus one week before I leave for the Colonial Williamsburg 2014 Antiques Forum, and I just got a call informing me that a spot has opened up for the pre-conference overnight trip to Washington DC and would I like to join? OBVIOUSLY! I’ve been first on the waitlist for months, keeping my travel plans flexible on the off chance that this call might come in. The itinerary includes private tours of the Kaufman American Furniture Collection and the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms, as well as a behind-the-scenes visit to the National Portrait Gallery’s conservation labs (!!!) and a number of other goodies.

And all of that happens before the conference itself even begins…

Colonial Williamsburg Antiques Forum 2014

It was a happy day last fall when I pulled this out of the mailbox!

I relish any chance to travel to the east coast, but this trip might take the cake. Stay tuned for reports from this most awesome-est of adventures (anyone else going to be there?!). In the meantime, I’m going to bask in the knowledge that no matter who wins the Big Game today (or whether Seattle manages to get those rushing yards), this gal is going home a happy camper, Virginia-bound.

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