We have been having the most wonderful time taking mini vacations. We take off for the day to explore and play. It is ever so much more economical than our driving trips across country that we took last year. Less gas, less restaurants and no lodging. There are definite pitfalls, though. A few days ago we decided to go to Pittsburgh to visit the Andy Warhol Museum which is less than 3 hours away. We had visited the museum a few years ago when we were dating and really enjoyed it. It is definitely worth a repeat visit. Unfortunately we stopped at Ikea on the way down. It is the closest Ikea to us (2 1/2 hours!) so we had to. It is a rule. Definitely. We spent so much time there that we ended up just returning home, skipping the Warhol Museum. We bought a wonderful drawer unit for my art room that will be delivered today which requires an entire art room makeover. I keep my art room pretty tidy, but this is what my art room looks like in the process of moving stuff about.