Thursday, August 13
Do you remember all of the fun road trips that you took as a child?
Everyone piled in the back of the station wagon (yes- we really did have a station wagon and it was one of those wood paneled ones too- no joke- I liked to call it the Brady-mobile). Since I grew up in Los Angeles we did a lot in California and other near by states with trips to: Lake Arrowhead, Palm Springs, Santa Barbara, Carmel, San Diego, Death Valley, New Mexico and the Grand Canyon.
Since I was an only child there was no one to blame anything on in the back seat other then the dog and the other miselanous pets I had at the time (birds, mice, guinea pigs, rabbits, fish). There were no back seats with DVD players to keep me company- like kids can keep busy with these days. I couldn't read- as I get really car sick (sorry if that is just too much information)
How many times can you ask: Are we there yet?
Having fast food seemed exotic- since I was never allowed to have junk food at home.
Maybe it was the road trips that helped me with my forming of interior design-just staring out the windows- seeing new and fresh things- nature- colors and shapes. Billboards with advertisments for things and places that you could dream about?
Did you count license plates to see how many you find from different states?
So I am about to venture off on a road trip- just like old times back many years ago. Why is it when you tell people that you aren't really traveling this summer but going on a road trip they sort of look at you with a blank stare.
So here we go. One of my best friends is flying in from New York and we are driving (with my dogs in the back of the station wagon-sound familar?)- making a great driving mix for my iphone and driving from San Francisco via Mendocino to Portland, Oregon (to visit Elliot my godson and his parents-Sharon (my dear from kidergarden and her husband Stuart) and back via Ashland to San Francisco (staying with friends the whole way to even save more money too!)
I am sure it will be hot!
I am sure that there will be junk food!
I am sure that we will sing songs at the tops of our lungs with the sunroof blowing our hair!
That's my road trip. What are your plans for any end of summer trips?
Back in a week.
Trips are fun. I always love them so much- but then I love coming home too. There is no place like home.
(Photo with my father somewhere in the southwest)