There is nothing like a road trip to bring the family together
Oh, alright, now you just simmer down.
Because you are jumping up and down and begging with that
woebegone lost puppy look in your eyes,
the look I can't resist,
I am going to bring you along for glimpses of the best vacation ever.
The children are spellbound during lengthy retelling of stories from my childhood about the time I almost died choking on a hotdog and where I got each of my scars
Designer sunglasses are available at fine gas stations throughout our route
We watch an act of kindness as man buys a sandwich and drink for a homeless stranger
By sheer luck and the forces of karma/serendipity doo,
we are forced to slow down our hurry scurry toward our destination and breathe the desert air,
look at lizards,
and do kegels because there are no bushes for 40 miles.
And that same forced slowdown causes a unexpected happy reunion
with my brother and his family at the crossroads of the west...
...to be continued