Day One--Good Travelers

I hate having to eat my words.

We have absolutely had the BEST day. Seriously.

In 2001, I wrote a column about taking the family on the road to the very same destination to which we are traveling now. In it, I detailed our packing list.

Wow, a lot of things have changed since 2001. The kids packed for themselves. They were able to articulate when they had to go to the bathroom or got hungry. We had interesting conversations with them and spent a lot of time laughing. The weather was good and we made excellent time. Some really funny things happened, about which I will write more tomorrow. AND, I discovered I can knit in the car and not get carsick. It was just a really good day.

I do know that this probably dooms us to a travel day tomorrow that will defy description in its horribleness, but right now, I'm really proud of my good little travelers. In my family, that's the highest compliment you can pay someone.


Damsel said…
Color me jealous. I'm thinking about taking Jet to see my grandparents in Lubbock... don't really know if I'm up to it, since I'll have to go by myself!
Anonymous said…
O.K. funny thing said on OUR roadtrip. Jessie was looking at the "weird American money" and asked if it was George Washington on whatever coin it was that she was looking at.

Me - "No"
Jessie - "Is it George Clooney?"

Save trip my friend.
Anonymous said…
That's SAFE trip. D'oh. I need some sleep.
Anonymous said…
Okay, so the question is, why do you vacation in a small town in Alabama?

I would go insane if I couldn't read or knit in the car. Just insane. I feel sooo sorry for people who can't.