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Monday, July 26, 2010

Road-tripping by myself

I have recently made several observations about driving long distances on my own.
  • I can play country and/or chick music and sing loudly without anyone complaining.
  • I don't have to clean up Mason's vomit because he got carsick on the twisty mountain roads.
  • It's kind of difficult to read directions and drive at the same time, and heaven help me if there's a road closure and I have to find an alternate route.
  • I can stop at a visitors center or two without needing a "How will the kids handle it?" discussion.
  • There's no one to hear my pleased reaction to the beautiful scenery.
  • I can't stop and let Chad drive when the torrential rain and standing water elicits post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms.
  • I can stop for ice cream without Chad asking me if it's really necessary.

3 comments:

Mackenzie said...

Tell Chad ice cream is always necessary.

Also, roadtripping alone is one of my favorite things. Truth be told, sometimes passengers are welcome, but often...they're not.

Tina and Dan said...

I was trying to figure out the PTSD with the rain and then remembered your awful accidents in high school! Was that what you were referring to?

Jaime Lynne said...

Very astute observations! I am with Mackenzie... road tripping alone is the best.

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