Tuesday, June 23, 2009

What's Your Ride Choice?

Somehow the illustration tells it all: the story of what happens between ‘From dust to dust.” We come into this world immobile and often leave that way. It’s the ride we take in between which matters.

Some of us spend our lives clinging to that convertible coupe which is our youth, getting facelifts, tummy-tucks, Botox, hair plugs, and Viagra; others never want to leave the mini-van, living vicariously through their children—the stage moms & dads, meddling in-laws, the parents who find the need to constantly intervene in their off-springs' lives, long after the chicks have left the nest.

I want to jump into that RV and experience the adventures that await me now that the bonds of child-rearing and work have been lifted. (I’m writing figuratively, of course; my husband is not a camper!) . Travel will be a part of that RV juncture of my life, however; Joe and I are planning a cross-country trek to visit his son in Seattle and see parts of this great land en route. The Mall of the Americas, Mt. Rushmore, Yellowstone, the Pacific Highway, and other yet to be determined destinations beckon.

Now that I have been freed from that 9:00 to 5:00 schedule, it’s time to explore what the world holds in store for me. This blog is a part of that; testing my talent—finding out if I have any!


enrico said...

good trip!!!

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

I finally bought my first convertible at the age of 55. I wanted to drive it out to California to visit my daughter, but gave in and purchased an airline ticket. Have fun on your travels!! ROAD TRIP!!

Jen said...

Nice job, Jane...I'm sure you will have an enjoyable trip....go for it while you are both able.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like an adventure! I love adventures.
Have a great time!

chicamom85 said...

Have fun on your adventure.


Michel Benoit said...

My ride choice is the first one !!!!
Absolutely !

But all the overs present a interest...

Funnyrunner said...

wahoo! You go, girl!

CndFlix said...

My ride choice is the second one !!!!
(The three wheels bicycle which the child sits on it).
No plan to go somewhere... Drive it! Drive it! Drive it! Forwards or backwards... If the wheels turn, no problem!

Thank you.

Eva Gallant said...

I should mention that our cross-country trip is in the planning stages. My hubby is a big planner...reading travel books, ordering maps from AAA, etc. We will actually hit the road in late September.