“I am going to the wedding, want to drive with me?”
“Sure, that’s great. We can go on Friday and be back on Monday.”
“Great. We can use my car. It gets good gas mileage.”
“OK, let me figure it out and I will get back to you.”
“Fine. Talk to you later.”
A simple conversation to start an experience with my Sister. Road trips have been known far and wide as a great time to bond with someone and have an experience. Some good, some bad. They always are something that you talk about in your old age.
“Husband says that he wants to rent us a car. It will save wear and tear on our vehicles.”
“I rented us a larger one so we will be more comfortable.”
“Fine. I’ll talk to you later to firm up our plans.”
“We should bring some books on tape and cds for the trip. Do you have any?”
“I don’t have a lot of those. I left most of them with the ex when I moved out.”
“It’s OK. I have some.”
This is beginning to seem like the start of a very long trip. The books on tape will be some kind of experience. As for the music. Who knows she might surprise me.
“What time should we leave do you think? We are going to drive straight through, right? It should be very early.”
“That is what I was thinking. Also don’t forget that we lose an hour or so of daylight heading east.”
“Oh, I forgot about that. Well, I think we need to leave no later than 4:00 a.m. That way we will have plenty of time to get there and find the place.”
“Sounds good to me. I will take the first shift of driving since I will have gotten about an hours more sleep than you.”
“We can talk about that when I get there.”
“OK. I am buying sandwich stuff so we don’t have to stop so often. Just for gas and the potty.”
“Sounds good. Talk to you later.”
So now we have things pretty much firmed up for our Sister road trip. I’m beginning to get excited.
“Well Husband says that he doesn’t want me to drive across town at 3:00 a.m. He got on-line and found us a hotel in Nebraska. How does that sound?”
“OK. So we will be leaving the previous day right?”
“You know that I have to work that day.”
“What time are you done working?”
“That would be perfect. I’ll come by and pick you up.”
“I don’t want my car sitting at work for 4 or 5 days.”
“You can leave it at my place.”
“No. I will drive home and you can come and pick me up there. It is right close to the highway and then when we get home on Monday I don’t have to drive past my house to come down and get my car to drive all the way back up to my house.”
“Oh. OK then. I will see you on Thursday.”
So my ever so common sense Sister is losing it. I am beginning to think that this is going to be a circle jerk. But I have been wrong before.
The phone rang and it was my Sister again. She decided that she didn’t have anything to say apparently so we never made the connection. I wonder what it is this time. Does Husband not want us to drive straight through on our way back or maybe she is going to tell me that he wants to come along?
Maybe because I have never had a man worry about my well-being for more that two months in a row is making me skeptical.
I am just the kind of person who loads things in the car and away we go. I don’t usually over think things. Of course, I am also the person who has been married twice and am now single.
So here we are going on a road trip and it is changing minute by minute. I wonder if my Sister would be angry if I decided not to go?
No. I can’t do that. After all I am going to a wedding and a cousin reunion. So I tell myself that it will be just fine. We will get there and have a great time and get back safely. That is all that really matters any way.