December 19 Car ride. What did you see? How did it smell? Did you eat anything as you drove there? Who were you with?
I love road trips. I think I overdid it a little this last summer when I put over 3,000 miles on my car in aprx. 4 months, but I do love road trips. I think it probably has something to do with when I was a kid, we almost always drove places instead of flying. I remember a couple trips out to Washington D.C. to visit relatives. That’s about a 14 hr. car ride. Another trip that stands out to me was a road trip we took out west. We made a huge circle visiting places like Mt. Rushmore, the Black Hills, Devil’s Tower, the Badlands, etc. I’m sure we probably got sick of each other, cramped in a car for all those hours, but I don’t remember that part. Actually, the part I do remember is my brother and I beating Mario Brothers on our Gameboys. Sigh, memories.
But back on track. Car rides and road trips.
One of the things I remember the most and love the most about road trips is that when we went as a family, mom would pack up a huge cooler with bread, peanut butter, jelly, lunch meat, chips and cookies, and whenever we got hungry for lunch we would just pull over into a rest area and have a picnic. I’m not sure why I remember that the most, or why I think that’s so cool, but I do and it is 🙂 I did the same thing on some of my road trips I took this summer. The farthest I went in one trip is up to Ely, MN; a good 12 hour drive. I packed up a cooler with all my favorite picnic items, and when I got hungry for lunch, I pulled over and had myself a little picnic. I guess it’s a tradition that my parents unknowingly started that I’ll be carrying on for quite awhile. Road trips and picnics.