Road trip! It's been a tough couple of months for the family. Today we're heading to Michigan to bury my uncle Sterling, just 5 months after burying my dad.
The kids are driving me crazy with the bickering and I want to jump out the car window, tuck and roll, and get up and run off into the woods. But alas, this is my uncle's funeral and how would it look if I wasn't in the car when it arrives in Michigan? Someone would surely think the husband offed me and left me for the buzzards somewhere along the way.
I was about to comment on how nice the Tennessee mountains are, but I just looked up and saw we're a out to enter Kentucky. So, the Kentucky mountains are beautiful. Makes me miss Arizona and being surrounded by mountains 360 degrees. It's a site you have to see to appreciate. I have to wonder if my brother and I argued half as much as Missy and Cam on our road trips and if so, how are we still alive??
I've taken this 12 hour trip plenty of times and there are areas that we come to that remind me of when we were kids. We used to sing "1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall", play "That's My Car" and "Slug Bug" for hours upon hours upon hours. How I wish they would do that rather than having to hear, "Don't touch me." "I'm not touching you!" "If you touch me..." "Aaaah! He's touching me!"
Really soon, it's going to be me asking, "Are we there yet? Are we there yet?!?!"