taken from the backseat on a Florida adventure with friendsAt RevGals Sophia writes: My family is heading out to my husband's parents for the weekend later today. They would have preferred that we come at Easter, but I preferred that my choir director not bring my life to an early end! (Five liturgies to sing between Thursday and Sunday, two with major solos).
So Low Sunday it is. Some Gals and Pals may have been able to travel to join family or visit a vacation spot last week; some who had to stay put then may be traveling this weekend; and, if I recall correctly, some lucky ones are heading out to the Big Event next weekend. Hence: a road trip Friday Five.
1. When was your last, or will be your next, out of town travel?
In the last nine months our travel has been somewhat wedding focused! Our last trip out of town was to Augusta, GA, for a Christmas shower for our son and his fiance (PS--this is a great idea for a couple who hasn't had much opportunity to collect ornamanets or decorations). Every spring we take a week to go to our family tree farm in SC, just a stone's throw from Augusta, so in another ten days we'll head there, and two weeks from tomorrow is The Wedding! Yeeha! We're looking forward to being at Melrose, and looking forward to the wedding. (Another PS--if you're game, read the preceding post for a little audience participation!)
2. Long car trips: love or loathe?
I actually enjoy long car trips. I love seeing other parts of the country, whether traversing familiar roads (like I-81 in Virginia and PA) or discovering new ones.
3. Do you prefer to be driver or passenger?
I'm happy to do either.
4. If passenger, would you rather pass the time with handwork, conversing, reading, listening to music, or ???
Doing anything that takes my eyes off the road for any length of time is a challenge for me (too many years of getting carsick when I was young). Now that I need to wear glasses for close work (like handwork or reading), I'm pretty much captive to aural and long-range visual interests. When I travel by myself for a distance I really like books on tape. That's how I discovered Stephanie Plum (Janet Evanovich).
5. Are you going, or have you ever gone, on a RevGals BE? Happiest memories of the former, and/or most anticipated pleasures of the latter?
The timing of BE is a bit of an issue for me because it coincides with our annual trips to Melrose. Funds are another matter. I would love to go sometime, however.
6. Bonus: a favorite piece of road trip music.
Willie Nelson's On the Road Again ranks right up there! I like the catchy refrain from Rascal Flatts' Life is a Highway, too!