Monday, December 28, 2009

The most important thing I learned on my road trip


of more than 1,100 miles;


in 2 states;


over 4 days;


including visits with old friends, new kids, and a really, really old dog;


and several family gatherings;


in snow and wind, bitter cold and clear skies and sun;


when the windshield was clean and dirty;


over really good food in homes and restaurants;

in small towns and giant cities:


when other drivers acted stupid and tried to become hood ornaments for the the truck;


and we could see for miles and miles;


and heard great music;


the most important lesson I learned my Christmas road trip with my son to visit family in Colorado, was:
ALWAYS WEAR SOCKS AND SHOES
OF EQUAL THICKNESS
AS THE PERSON CONTROLLING THE

H E A T

IN THE TRUCK.

7 comments:

moongipsies@msn.com said...

was he a little stingy with the heat?
(great photos :)

Stephanie said...

I always say who ever is driving controls the heat :)

I love your pictures on the road...

here's to more road trips in the coming year!
x..x

studioJudith said...

As always .. . .
astute words of great Wisdom!
Love those road pics ..

Jjjj

Chris said...

This just makes me laff and laff!!

You've seen many things, my friend, and learned many truths.

Robert said...

that is great advice....has sort of a Taoist ring to it...somehow....something to contemplate for a few hundred road trips...

Gwen said...

Looks like another great trip!

Christina said...

a lovely lesson indeed, my friend!
happy new year!
xo