... You gotta love them! Cause I know I do. These vacations are some of my fondest memories! But, as with seemingly all road trip stories that I've heard people tell, there's one commonality that runs through all these stories.
Yup. And lots of people who have been on road trips are probably nodding their heads in agreement right now, probably with some sort of grin or smile on their faces, remembering the moments of driving around, searching for the hotel, restaurant, amusement park with the map lying uselessly on the ground.
In my family, at least, it's a team-effort to find where we're going. We've had five pairs of eyes searching in all different directions. And that's a great benefit! But you know what the worst part is? When someone finds the hotel, and it's on the opposite side of the freeway so it's lost again once you get off.
And here's another one. You're driving with the map, doing just fine, when the map tells you to go straight and a giant sign tells you that if you turn left, you'll get there. Hmmm.... Map or giant metal sign? We chose the giant metal sign. And that was one time we did not get lost. Ha.
But, even though on road trips we, like most other people, tend to get lost, it doesn't put a damper on things because the whole family is together and having fun as we try to find out where we're going. Because you know that, eventually, you'll find it.
What about all you guys? Any wacky stories on getting lost on vacation?
Author of Where Are You?, Mr. Mysterious, and 9:53 PM (from the Heat of the Moment Anthology).
Words and Silence by Anne Booth
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