I left home around 8:15 this morning and went to the Stumpfs' house to pick up Julie. She graciously offered to be my companion on the journey today. (we joked that we were Thelma & Louise) Then, with the guidance of Google Maps and Garmin, my GPS, we set out for Greensburg to pick up the signed, notarized copies of our home study and the notarized copies of our home study agencies' license.
Once we had the home studies in hand, we got back on the turnpike & started driving East to Harrisburg. At least, I think it was East...yes....definitely East! :-) (It's a good thing we had the GPS!) After a few hours and a few bathroom breaks - plus a REALLY, REALLY good cinnamon roll from Cinnabon - we reached the state capital. It was actually quite pretty despite the construction.
Unlike our male counterparts, we had no trouble asking the security guy at the door for directions to the appropriate building and found our destination fairly quickly. Within about 10 minutes, I had the all-important, state-certified documents in hand and we were on our way to find a restaurant for lunch (which proved to be the most difficult part of the whole trip! Don't people in Harrisburg eat?!)
Anyway, all went well. I was grateful for a friend to chat with along the way, the beautiful weather (until we reached Pittsburgh anyway - what's with that?!), and the ease of this final paperwork step. Next stop, FedEx!!