You responsible people out there are saying, "Well, Katie, you wake up and get out of bed and do those things that you need to do, of course."
But what if you get up and the sky looks like this?
What do you do then?
My weekend house guest and I woke up Saturday facing the list of work mentioned first above. Work, work work.
Instead, we played hookey.
We called up our local friend and asked to borrow his jeep. He said yup, no questions asked.
So we drove out to his farm, backed it out of the barn, rolled down the windows, and took off.
No road trip is complete without tunes. We couldn't just listen to the radio- we had to embrace the ambiance of the jeep. The ambiance includes cassette tapes of Waylon Jennings and the Bellamy Brothers. (There was also a deck of playing cards, which I would think would be difficult to use in a windy jeep.)
Anita was the expert driver. Next roadtrip (this is an annual occurrence, btw.), I am bringing gold stars to stick on the dash every time she successfully shifts the tricky transmission. On this day, she only got invisible ones.
So, we left with no agenda, except that we needed to be back soon (we had work to do, you know), and at some point, ice cream sounded good.
We headed west- which seems like a good country-girls-listening-to-Waylon direction to go. All I know is that we were getting out of Oh-Henry for a while.
And, unfortunately, we had to head home. Responsibility beckoned, and a gas tank will only get you so far. We were gone...for four hours. Things were a little hectic that night, but it was oh-so worth it. Sometimes, it is good to push aside the to-do list, and do something out of the ordinary. And if you have a choice, you should do it in a jeep.
Update: You can read the report of the other half of the road trip duo here.