Naturally, I come bearing gifts (only some of which are for me).
And food from the German bakery (because Ashley's taking care of the chocolate cake).
|butter cookies, apple pie, cranberry-walnut bread|
And a lint roller (because not having one can be so upsetting).
Watertown is only 450 miles (724 km) away, so Google estimates the trip should take me eight hours in the car. (Of course, Google doesn't know the DC beltway on a Friday afternoon, so it might take me eight hours just to get out of town...)