I flew up to Virginia this past weekend to surprise my sister at her surprise 50th birthday party. And was she surprised. Masterminded by her crafty daughter, the party went off without a hitch, and I think she was most shocked to see me, since everyone else was pretty much local. It was also great to see her in-laws, who I’ve become close with over the years, but don’t get to see too often. Since I didn’t have a car, I didn’t get a chance to do any exploring, but it was too cold to really go anywhere. But at least I got to spend some quality time with my dad and my sister. Happy 50th, sis!