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I have to go 250 miles round trip to see family any one else have to take a long trip to see distant relatives for the holidays?
My brother lives about 35 or 45 miles away, but it seems so much farther just to go only for the evening
, like on Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. We can't get his wife to go anywhere without her Mommy, so he has stopped coming to our house on Christmas,(even though I invited her Mommy, my house is "too far" for her Mommy. So they don't come here. So we only go to HIS house, with the wife with the Mommy Issues. She's a nice girl (and I mean girl, despite being 36 years old, she doesn't strike me as a woman yet.)but I think he is going to tire of her Mommy's constant presence. When we were there for Thanksgiving, her Mommy had stayed the night before (despite only living about 15 miles away) and his wife was trying to talk her into staying an other night. They see each other nearly every day, and......it's just weird. It's my brother's 3rd marriage, so what are his chances, anyway?
I love seeing my brother and my niece and nephews, but it sucks always being the ones who have to travel on the Holidays. And we have Christmas here and used to just hang out on the day after Christmas, now we have to go on a 70-90 mile round trip and it's exhausting.