I remember growing up we used to drive EVERYWHERE for vacations, something that I feigned to hate but actually loved. Not only do I equate road trips with seeing really fun sights and eating junk food (definitely NOT allowed under normal circumstances), but I see it as a key way that my family and I would bond. We spent a lot of time driving to and through the Texas Hill Country and through New Mexico, Arizona, and California to visit family the Bay Area every year. And every single trip was more fun than the last!
There are so many stories I could share, but I have to say it all started with the prep work. We would begrudgingly help clean the cars, completely washing, waxing, Armorall-ing, and vacuuming them meticulously. We would make lists of clothes to bring, food to make, and then the morning of we’d wake up early with excitement about the adventure ahead of us.
I still adore the songs that my parents recorded to tapes and CD’s from their old records, crooning along to tunes from Cat Stevens, The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and Willie Nelson. We talked, laughed, fought, took random photos and video, and truly enjoyed being together. And for that reason I will always love road trips and the closeness, both emotionally and in proximity. I will always look forward to them, planning every meticulous detail and getting more and more excited about the adventures to come my the moment.
All this being said, as we speak Nate and I are headed on a little road trip from Colorado to Arkansas, up through Dallas, Lubbock, and then finally returning to Colorado. We have an amazing friend staying at our house and watching the pups (thank you Andy!!!) and several houses full of family to spend time with! I’ll be updating daily and can’t wait to show off our trip!