3:45 PM (Randall posting): The minivan is loaded and we are soon going to head out (finally--it always seems to take us such a long time to get ready to go somewhere). If all goes well, we'll arrive just in time to go to bed, which sounds pretty appealing right now! We do plan on posting while we're away, so those of you who check in every day will be able to keep up with how things are going. Although we are looking forward to this "break" we know that we travel with more uncertainty than normal, and we're all a little nervous. Hopefully this vacation will bring us what we need as a family, a chance to catch our breath and just relax, if only for a day or two.