Traveling has always been a big part of my family. The love for the long drives came from my dad’s infamous car rides that went nowhere and yet everywhere. The magic in that, was that we never did know whether he knew of these beautiful places from his youth, or if he just came upon them in the moment. My father, sadly passed away in 2003, and these road trips are something I will forever cherish.
To this day, taking road trips with my family brings back a sense of nostalgia. For example, on the first of August of this year, my mother and I took a small but unforgettable road trip to the small town of Los Banos which is about an hour and a half away, to visit some family friends. Living in the city, as we do, taking this trip out to the country was amazing.
The skies were vivdly blue, and at night the stars were twice as bright than in the city. Along the way my mother and I sang quite badly to old motwon songs, and some country ones as well. It was just us and the open road. In this one trip I felt that we could just drive and drive forever, and I’d never get bored or tired of seeing just how different each and every landscape is.
Traveling is a healthy way to get out of the everyday routine and remember that there’s a whole lot more to see out there, and that its all uniquely different and therein lies the charm of it all. This was one trip to a small country town that opened my eyes to an even bigger and brighter world.
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