Thanks to Two Writing Teachers for providing a space for sharing our slices of life each Tuesday.
time with family
miles to go
each town blends into the next
childhood memories arise
© jone rush macculloch, 2017
This year’s road trip was all about family and friends. We began with a weekend at our youngest daughter’s house is Southern Oregon. Spending time outdoors at a couple of lakes with grandgirls was the highlight. There is something about sitting outdoors in the shade that I love. It helps me unwind.
We headed to Southern California to spend time with my brother and his grown children. Again, our travels led to the ocean for a day with my niece whom I haven’t seen in almost two years. I could have spent days at the beach.
We worked in dinners and coffees with friends along with an evening with a cousin.
Every time we do a road trip, I am reminded how much I love being home. There comes a point in the along the way that I am done. I am tired of eating out, tired of not having my little routines, and really tired of talking. I need time to recharge and eat my own food.
I wonder sometimes if having a small camper would help in extending my time away. My niece’s mother has a tent camper which she had parked at an ocean beach park for three days. I thought to myself, I could do this. Maybe one year, we’ll give it a try.
But for now, it’s just really good to be home.