Tell us about five road trips–in your childhood, in your family, in your recent past, with friends, and/or hoped-for-places-to-drive-to. Don’t forget the one that stands out as the BEST or as the worst time.
1. My friend Heather and I decided to take this crazy road trip one summer back in about 2003 or so. It is the BEST one I can think of! We left the seminary and drove through Iowa, Missouri and into Arkansas. We spent several days with my aunt/uncle. We visited my cousin and her family. We toured the Sam Walton Museum and went to the DaySpring outlet store. After a few days with them, we drove to my friends internship site and spent a Sunday with the congregation she interned with. Then we headed into Oklahoma where we spent some time on historic Route 66. We ate at Eskimo Joes. We visited her aunt/uncle and cousins and went into Oklahoma City to the OK City memorial. After a day or so with them, we headed back to Iowa stopping in Kansas to visit a friend of hers from college. We laughed so much that week!
2. Roadtripping to my grandparents; going from ND to NE. I remember some of the silly places we would stop for little breaks like Carhenge (or is it called StoneHenge) just outside Alliance NE) It was always so good to spend time with G and G.
3. This summer roadtripping by myself to Colorado for the Lutheran Academy of the Rockies. The only thing that would have made it better would have been to have someone to talk to on the long drive. Luckily I split it into two days and spent one night at a seminary friend and his family’s house. So good to catch up with them.
4. Three summers ago I was visiting my friend L from seminary and we decided to go on a day roadtrip. We took this random road that L had heard a lot about. If I remember we got a little lost but we laughed a lot and had so much fun!
5. When my friend L and my friend Stumbling from seminary went to Wilwaukee during Reading and Research days. L had done LVC there and we were going to spend some time with her LVC friends. We toured Sprecher Brewing. We ate good Mexican food. But most of all we laughed, and laughed, and laughed some more!