Sunday, July 5, 2009

We're Off!

Today: packing for me plus three; picking up car snacks; gassing up the ol' Conestoga.

Tomorrow: Hittin' the road, headed for the Badlands, South Dakota.

First, we'll stop by beautiful downtown Wheaton, to pick up my therapist friend, Dr. Paradigm Shift, and her two above-average boys. (I don't like to travel far from home without bringing my personal therapist along. You never know when you're going to need a little psychoanalysis.)

Then, it's off on Adventure Highway, heading north and west to see sights for sore urban eyes: hills, mountains, trees, astonishing land formations, buffalo, prairie dogs. The plan is to travel as far as we can the first day, and then find ourselves a family friendly hotel, hopefully one with a pool. I picture us driving into a bucolic town along the highway, finding a Howard Johnson's, getting a couple of rooms, and ordering some fried clams as a late-night snack.

If worse comes to worst (and what a great expression that is!), we'll put our Garmin to work to find us a hotel. Only we don't have a Garmin, we have something better: we have Mr. Peevie on speed dial. He'll work his Internet Magicks and find us an acceptable crib for the night.

I'll keep you posted, with updates from The Road. I'm sure you can't wait.

E. Peevie, out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

JRO: Be safe and have fun. Blog from the road!