"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon


Monday, May 19, 2014

Road Trip!

Do you like road trips? I do. My road trip last year with my friend Shirley driving through Iowa seeing the places I had not heard of was the best few weeks ever. I hear the name of a town in Iowa now and my ears perk up like a bunny's and I picture our time there and smile.

The Saturday of Memorial weekend, my friend Vicki and I will drive to Wisconsin. We will head to my aunt's house in Eau Claire and after a few days there we will go to another part of the state to see a relative of Vicki's. My aunt has a guest room and one bathroom, but to make things easier we will be staying at a motel 4 miles from where my aunt lives. One of my uncles and aunt live in WI but 3 hours away.  One day Vicki and will drive my aunt to visit the uncle and aunt.  I talk with my aunt often but it will be great to be with her in person, as well as the uncle and aunt. Vicki has someone to see too so we will spend a day or two on a side trip.

What is it about this year, I want to be with people "in person".  I want to take another road trip this year, to South Carolina to see my foster sister.  I can only plan one trip at a time, so I will do mapping and make plans later this year.

Usually I don't do much on holidays, so it will be fun to have a proper Memorial Day celebration with my relatives, and I want to visit my uncle's grave with my aunt. And teach her to play one of my favorite card games. And take her out to eat and do things she doesn't get to do much since she does not drive. And give her lots of hugs.  The plan is to be in Wisconsin for a week.

10 comments:

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i think it is cool that you are getting to see others....we are taking a little road trip this weekend...just a couple hours north to where my parents are staying on vacation...then july i willtake the fam up to PA and NY...looking forward to that one...

DJan said...

Sounds like fun. I know I'll hear all about it right here in your blog, right? :-)

Rock Chef said...

Sounds like a great little trip. People talk about being bitten by the Travel Bug. I think it must have got you!

CiCi said...

Brian, your boys must be out of school and you not working in the summer, right? Have a great time at your parents' vacation place!

DJan, yep, will write a post about the trip when I return. We are flexible and that is a good thing since we have changed things a few times.

RC, I don't know if I have bitten by the travel bug, but for sure this year I have decided to make the effort to go see dear ones.

Jeanie said...

I haven't taken a road trip in a long time but there is a plan in the works for us to drive to Lake Okoboji in Iowa this summer. I really hope things will work out for us to go.

Stephen Hayes said...

I'm sure your aunt will be delighted to see you, and share stories about your uncle. Take care.

Pauline said...

I, too, love a road trip. I have a short one planned for mid June - can't wait. Hope you enjoy catching up with your family.

Abby said...

Happy road tripping!
I generally like road trips and think they're more about who you're with rather than where you go.

Lawrence Udo-Ekpo said...

Enjoy your trip!

terri said...

I can't wait to have time in my life for road-tripping. I got a small taste of it once and know I want to do it again.

Eau Claire is only about an hour away from me and my daughter went to college there her freshman year. Had I read this on time, I might have suggested coming to meet you for coffee!