This year, Mom declares “Summer Road trip 2010,” to be added as our 11th annual road trip to who knows where. Who are we? My mom is a single mom and teacher, I’m 18 and just graduated from high school and two sisters, a 15 ½ year old sophomore and a 13 ½ year old 8th grader from
The van is loaded (to the gills…why do girls pack so much? Duffle bags packed? Clothes, shoes, swim suits, necessities? Cooler with snacks and water? Futon for the girls to sleep in the van?? (What’s that about? I get the front passenger seat!) Air mattresses, Game boys, laptops, cell phones, chargers, books and magazines? Car top carrier loaded and strapped down? Check! Do we really need the luxuries of home for this trip? If I ask my mom she’d say, “When you take trips of your own, you can decide what to take. Yes we need it! (We’ll see how much they actually use.) Girls are in, belted and ready to go. Mom closes the hatch after the back is filled….what the??? The glass on the rearview window is popped out about 4 inches. Mom freaks out!! Now we’ll have to wait till the dealership opens to get it fixed, we’ll be late leaving. We have no reservation, no time constraints, so what’s the panic? Mom opens the hatch, pulls the molding off from around the window, together we proceed to pop the window back into place, there we go, it’s fixed, let the road trip begin.
After we get out of
We head south to
On the road again, as Willie Nelson once sang… after 25 days, 16 states, and 5500 miles traveled, we are back home in
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