Life as a Mom

Another Drive Across Country #roadtrips #roadtrip #writing #amwriting

20160303_092815With spring fast approaching and the New Year, it’s time for one of my two trips to my hometown to visit with family and let the daughters spend time with their grandparents.

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.

20160302_101059-1I will say, however, I do plan to take a different route home.

States we visited:

  • Oklahoma
  • Texas
  • New Mexico
  • Arizona
  • Nevada

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!

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One thought on “Another Drive Across Country #roadtrips #roadtrip #writing #amwriting

  1. I know what you mean about knowing the route. When we used to drive from Florida to Chicago to visit family, we knew the route well. There really wasn’t a different route, unless we wanted to go slow through little towns. We only had so much vacation time, so we didn’t have time for those types of routes. However, I have no idea how you do it on your own. My husband and I drove in separate cars when we moved back, and I was a stressed out wreck! The trucks that take our route are astronomical. And, the construction. Yipes! I don’t know how you do it with two little ones. At least they have electronics to keep them occupied these days.

    That dictation thing sounds great. I used to have the Dragon program in my laptop, but I had to learn the dictation terms for it to understand me, and it still worked properly only half the time. I would really love a dictation program that I could work well with. Is it an app that you use? I have a smart phone.

    Enjoy your trip.

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