slide slide, slippity-slide
-Coolio, Fantastic Voyage
Thirty Days of Thanksgiving, Day #16 (only a day late!). Yesterday, I was thankful for road trips.
I must preface this with the reminder that I hate road trips. Okay, I don't hate road trips. I'd put a pen in my eye before joining my hubby on his different-baseball-stadium-every-day-for-a-summer dream trip, but I don't hate them. I just don't love long trips.
I am thankful, however, for the opportunity that car trips provide to talk. Yesterday, I took a road trip with a girl that I liked a lot but I didn't know that well. Something about being stuck together in a car for 3 hours opens up conversations and gives you a chance to really talk. We found that we had a lot in common beyond the mutual friend we were going to see. Another 3 hour trip today (listening to the 90's channel on XMRadio - thus the song lyric inspiration!), and she's a friend.
Mom and I used to enjoy trips to swim meets for that same reason. It was probably the only way she could my pre-teen self to slow down and talk to her. Derek and I have enjoyed many an hour talking politics & religion - issues that sometimes get pushed to the back burner when we're busy talking about who's gonna take the kids to school tomorrow.
So, anybody wanna drive me somewhere?