The last thing I wanted was a road trip. I’d had my share of time in the car, but a prescheduled doctor’s appointment left me with no choice. I didn’t help that I had to get up early and hit the road. What made it worthwhile was knowing that I’d be meeting her for lunch, hanging out with the kids and perusing the bookstore. I almost forgot what got me there in the first place. We kicked her birthday off right.