My oldest daughter, Robbin (21 years old), is on a road trip. Her friend Virginia is moving back to Colorado (yeah!) from Connecticut and Robbin flew out to help her drive back. I kept asking if they had their route planned. Robbin’s answer was, “Well, Virginia has driven the route before.” Not a good enough answer to me. Then the weather reports talking about the slamming storms to hit the mid-west and northeast made me feel really comforted that the girls would be driving across the country!
So, I bought a road atlas, map-quested the route (with stops in Indianapolis to see some friends – ahem, free hotel, and Kansas City to see some friends – ahem, free hotel….thanks Amy Jo and Jamie!) for them, highlighted the route on the atlas and sent Robbin off equipped at least with a way to navigate through the snowy highways. I also mentioned that she could call me as many times as she felt like it to just say hello (ok, I wanted to hear that she was still alive).
They took off this morning at 5 a.m. from Connecticut and called me from somewhere in Pennsylvania. Robbin was describing the Apalachian Mountains…”I bet they’re beautiful!” I said. “They’re no Rocky Mountains!” she replied. I’ve raised a Rocky Mountains snob!
She called again around noon. I was thinking she’d give me another update…happy she was thinking she should check in. Nope, they were having a conversation about the “Princes of Wales” and wondered what Prince Harry and Prince William’s last name really was. 🙂
I LOVE road trips! I am happy she has the opportunity. I’m praying for good weather, good conversation, good (safe) adventures, good junk food, and all the silliness that comes from being cooped up in a moving metal object for ours at a time.
Be safe, daughter of mine, but enjoy – some of my favorite memories are from road trips with my family growing up and with Rob after we got married!
NOTE TO BLOG READERS – all 2 of you! 🙂
- Do you like roadtrips?
- If no, why?
- If yes, what are some of your favorites?
- By the way, what is the last name of Harry and William, the Princes of Wales?