IT'S A JOURNEY -- TO BE SAVORED EACH STEP OF THE WAY
(I think I copied that off MA’s Blog)
It caused me to think of the small trips embedded in this long journey called life. When I was growing up our family was scattered. Some of Mom and Dad’s folks were in Georgia and South Carolina. The older brothers and Sister lived in Shelby, NC.
(At least he gets to look out!)
Several times a year we made these trips. I tried to sleep during the trip, or mama would dream up games to keep me from saying the famous line, “Are We there yet?” There were things that broke up a trip so it would not be so boring. If it was eating time and we passed Dad’s favorite Place, “Red Pig BBQ” that was good. Daddy loved Krispy Kreme Donuts so some trips he would stop in Charlotte and buy a dozen Donuts for 40 cents.
I did not know it then but I learned later, I was a destination oriented person. The destination was the GOAL. Nothing in between mattered.
(I’m just about to get aggravated)
BUT, once I got older, I found so much in-between start & finish, that life became so much better. Now we aren’t bored.
The one thing that stands out to me was what a friend said just before we were heading across the Dakotas. He said, “You are going to be bored out of your skull.”
I said to myself, “Not us!” And we weren’t. When we are not on some deadline, we love to stay at some small town for a couple weeks and get to know the area. What a thrill.
(There is no telling what we will see on the trip!)
The only time we stay at a big destination place is Orlando. But that stay doesn’t cost us anything and we don’t have to get in the crowds, unless we want to.
(Looking forward to a trip)
Come Spring, we will be home (NC) for Luke’s graduation from HS, then we will head around the country. This time the southern route. I hope to get some teeth fixed in Mexico. Gotta see Buddy and Di once more(NM). A cousin in Lost Vegas. Kin folk and friends in Utah, did I mention Elsie Mae?
We hope to get back up to Oregon, Washington and a little more of Idaho. We gotta do this while Sherry can still read a map and get us back.
Thanks for reading this rambling.
It is a good thing there are folks like you guys who read this trivia and to keep one straight. Robert is good at that.
I don’t know, but I like the car. Has to be in the 30’s! (P.Arrow, Pack, LaSalle? I know that grille, dad gummit))
Amazing all those attendants and gas was less than 25 cents a gallon. How was it done?