While I had planned on going a different route, I’ve decided that at least for the trip out, we will take the regular one we’ve taken countless times.
Sure, I know it like the back of my hand, which can get quite boring, but at the same time, I know it like the back of my hand. I know where to stop and where not to stop. I know the exit numbers of those stops and how far it is to get from this city to that city.
And when you are traveling alone with children, sometimes the known and boring bring a sense of calmness to an otherwise stressful situation.
States we visited:
- New Mexico
License Plates we saw:
Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Also, thanks to the wonders of Microsoft Word on my smart phone and the ability to dictate what I wanted typed, I was able to write while driving and stick to an acceptable word count while away from my computer!