Our daughter lives more than seven hours away from us, on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We miss her ferociously! So Bill and I try to get down to the coast several times a year for a week or two. Her job has been tumultuous for the last couple of years — actually, ever since Hurricane Katrina paid the coast a visit on August 29, 2005. Wow, that was eight years ago today!
Willa needs to confine her visits to holidays for the most part. Being retired allows us the freedom to visit pretty much when the fancy strikes us.