A Truck. A Cooler. And A Country Song!

Roger and I went on a long-weekend-driving trip putting 1500 miles on our truck while covering 8 different states. Some people would think we were crazy but we love it! A cooler of drinks, a basket of snacks and an overnight bag accompanied our journey. If we had a dog, I could write a country song. haha
We just drove until we were ready to stop. We had Lysol spray, Lysol wipes, hand sanitizer and plenty of face masks.
And we looked.
And looked.
We looked at mountains.
We looked at valleys.
We looked at people.
We looked at vehicles.
We looked at colleges.
We looked at corn, soybeans and hay.
We talked.
We laughed.
We even teared up a few times.
We listened to country music, Christian music and 80’s music.
We watched golf and FRIENDS and Hallmark Christmas movies.
We ate ice cream and steak and seafood.
It was a very simple trip.
No amusement parks.
No water slides.
No hustle and bustle.
Just rest and simple life.
That’s what Covid has taught us.
To slow down.
To enjoy each other.
To enjoy God’s creation.
To love and live and laugh.
I hope you are doing that, too. I think we all did some of that at the beginning of the pandemic but I feel busyness slowly slipping back into our lives, and we don’t want to go back to that life.
Hence, the low-key, 1500-mile road trip.
What’s your “road trip”?
Reading. Art. Piano. Hiking. Writing??
Whatever it is, I encourage you take some downtime and reevaluate where you are right now and where you are headed. If you don’t want to go back to busy, then take a quick “road trip” to your happy place.

4 thoughts on “A Truck. A Cooler. And A Country Song!

  1. Laurie Hannus

    I love this! How wonderful, romantic and sweet!! Did you plan your route or go with the flow? Did you find the hotel or just stop at a random places? God bless you and your sweet hubby!!!

    1. Deanna Young Post author

      We had one route planned but when we pulled out of our driveway we decided to change our mind. We wanted mountains and it was going to be hot so we decided mountain areas would be great. So we left Indiana and went to Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virgina, Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky. We drove until we wanted to stop and we have apps on our phones for hotels and booked them when we were ready! Hope to come visit you one day.

  2. Jerilyn Lowery

    I love this! Sometimes these are the best trips. My hubby and I were just reminiscing about a couple of those sorts of trips the other day while on a bike ride. I think we remember the details of those trips (taken early in our marriage when things were tight and trips were few and far between) more than the many vacations we are so fortunate to take now. The simplicity and spontaneity make for great memories. We are reminded of how much it is the simple things in life that really matter. So glad you and Roger were able to get away for a fun and memorable trip.


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