The In. Sane. Summer Road Trip

He looks almost happy. What could go wrong?

At least once in a man’s life, I suppose, it is required to do an insane road trip. Not just a long road trip, but one with enough moving parts to invite disaster from multiple directions. So, at crack of dawn tomorrow:

– Driving #1 daughter back to school at Benedictine College in Atchison, KS. We live in the Bay Area. Covering over 4,000 miles in 12 days.

– Bringing the entire family, except the dog and snake. So: 6 people in a minivan for 70+ hours of driving. No chance to get a break from my charming company. My poor kids!

– Hitting as many of the sites along the way as possible: Mono Lake, Death Valley, Hoover Dam, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Santa Fe, Wyoming Catholic College, Yellowstone, Craters of the Moon.

– Only twice will we spend 24 hours without needing to drive – one day each in Santa Fe and Atchison.

In. Sane. So: may bring the laptop and try to blog a little. Might not. See y’all later!

Author: Joseph Moore

Enough with the smarty-pants Dante quote. Just some opinionated blogger dude.

3 thoughts on “The In. Sane. Summer Road Trip”

  1. Yes. I remember the family road trip. In a nutshell:
    (1) Family and irritating dog drive across country where dog (who went for potty break) is forgotten and kids guilt dad back into driving miles of mountains to get dog back.
    (2) Family drives to Dizzy Land in California. No relatives die, but dad is ready to kill dog and kids.
    When I grew up, my family used commercial airlines and car rental.

    1. Dad used to occasionally take us out for drives in the SoCal deserts. It was often very hot, so the windows would be rolled up and the air conditioner blasting.

      Dad smoked cigars. I still turn a little green just thinking about it.

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