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Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Road Trip!

Did you ever yell that? Maybe in college? ROOOOOAAAAAD TRIIIIIIP!!!!!!!!!!
I remember piling some college friends in my car and taking off towards the horizon. Classes Shmasses... I was one of the few kids with a car on campus, so I usually got to drive, but that was OK. I LOVE to drive. Maybe that is why I love NASCAR... Sometimes we had a destination, sometimes not... but we always had fun....

That "thing" I posted about before? Yeah. Next summer, I am packing up my little red car, with girls in tow, and heading out across this great country. Growing up, my Nanna and Mimi used to pack up all 4 kiddos and trek across the country.

We usually had a destination in mind, but no clear path or schedule. We would be gone for 2 or 3 weeks. We'd stay at whatever motel we could find - as long as it had a pool! We piled all out gear into a turtle-top on the top of the car, and we'd take off. I have such amazing memories of those trips. One year we went to Missouri and apparently spent a good bit of time in Arkansas - for, as I travelled back there many years later, I saw the things I had seen on that trip with Nanna - and the memories came flooding back. I want to give that to my girls. My son has travelled a lot with my parents and in-laws, but my girls haven't gotten that opportunity.

Anyway, we will be staying at the homes of 8 different friends as we travel the East Coast and back through the midwest. We will have a schedule - since my friends kinda need to know when to expect us... but I plan on being away from home for 2.5 weeks. I haven't had summers off since I was in 10th grade and this change of career is going to allow me to have summers off with my kids and travel wherever I want without worrying about getting back in time to get ready for work the next day.

6 comments:

Keara said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I would love to do something like that! Make sure you stop in to see me! ( Wherever I may be. :) )

Stephanie said...

Let me tell you, I am SO SUPER EXCITED!! I might just kidnap you and make you spend a week with me. ;)

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

I can't wait for the West Coast version!

Ingrid said...

This is a very cool idea. Last summer was my first road trip and I loved it. I am toying with the idea of a short road trip when Paula comes back. Maybe a Texas road trip or something.

Lauren said...

Wow, that sounds like fun!! I bet you girls will have a blast. I'm so glad that you are making this career change. I think it's going to be great for your family.

Nichole said...

Woo hoo!!! I'm excited!! You're going to have a BLAST!