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?


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Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

4 responses »

  1. To the last question first…. Prince Charles, William and Harry’s father was christened “Charles Philip Arthur George”. I don’t know if George is his last name but it sounds as good as any.

    Do I like your road trips? Sure. Why? I don’t know… I guess I get to live vicariously.

  2. 1. love em!

    2. When i was in college, I drove back and forth to Seattle to Detroit Lakes, MN a lot! the ones that stand out are the ones i did with my friend Dave, the time I drove out with my grandma. I did the driving, she did the pop refilling. and the time i did it all by myself, because it was kind of cool to be in the car all on my own, feeling very grown up. We also did a lot of them as a kid, and the one my parents took us on to the canadian rockies was great.

    3. I think it is Windsor.

  3. Jeanie says:

    I would like road trips if I weren’t always in such an all-fired rush toget where I was heading and back in too short a time. I’d rather fly, but would someday love to meander around the USA with no agenda, no deadlines…in a convertible, of course.

  4. Donna says:

    Windsor, you know, like Windsor Castle. However, I looked it up for you 🙂 so you could fill Robbin in….

    By virtue of Queen Victoria’s marriage to Prince Albert, son of Duke Ernst I of the small German duchy of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, her descendants were members of the ducal family of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha with the house name of Wettin. Victoria’s son Edward VII and his son George V reigned as members of this house. However, high anti-German feeling among the people during World War I prompted the Royal Family to abandon all titles held under the German crown and to change German-sounding titles and house names for English-sounding versions. On 17 July, 1917, a royal proclamation by George V provided that all agnatic descendants of Queen Victoria would be members of the House of Windsor with the personal surname of Windsor. The name Windsor has a long association with English royalty through the town of Windsor and Windsor Castle.

    Road Trips…I think I blogged on that once 🙂 And for the record, I appear to be the fourth commenter which blows your theory about 2 readers 🙂

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