Weekend Assignment #141: Do you enjoy traveling? What I'm asking is if you enjoy the journey as much as you enjoy the destination.
Oh how I used to love travel in the car. We had a great big Packard seven passenger sedan. The back seat was all mine. It had, if you please, a bear rug on the floor, jump seats, and comfortable bench. I had a playhouse all to myself, but I could open a jump seat and sit right behind grandmother, the driver.
Grandfather rode in the right seat, and made up games to pass the time. He liked to count the cars we met on the road.
Imagine grandmother wrestling that huge Packard Eight, with no power steering nor power brakes. We were in a luxury place going to some other place, such as one trip to the San Diego zoo.
In those days you could not travel from one city to the next wihout coming upon one bloody accident or another. That was not a pleasant part of the trip, but it was an expected one. There were no seat belts, no safety glass in the windshield, tires were lucky to last ten thousand miles.
But travel was an adventure.
Extra credit: Any more travel planned for 2006, or are you home for good for the rest of the year?
I am pretty much at home from now on. I have a van, but only use it when my daughter drives me somewhere in it.