My Travelin’ Dream

September 16, 2008

Dear Diary

Look what my young son found today. He was bored, so I let him explore the mysterious boxes under my bed.

Ignore the dust. *ahem*

suitcase

That’s not my suitcase. That’s my uncle’s, when he was a boy. In the late 1960s, my two young uncles and my grandparents went on a long trip across the United States, to Arizona and back. He took this suitcase and collected little stickers at the places he visited. It’s a really nice memoir of a little boy’s visit across the U.S. It’s something I have always wanted to do, ever since I was a little girl.

I really hope that someday we can do it. We actually have plans to do so. We have a loose idea of the roads we’d take, the states we’d see, the places we’d visit. Someday we will do it. I doubt our little minivan would survive the trip, and since I’m no fan of hotels (too dirty), we’ve figured we’d get or rent one of those cool winnebago motor homes we’ve seen. My dad had one, and he loved it. Altman’s is one of California’s top rated RV sellers, I hear. I look at the photos of the RV interior and my heart absolutely melts. These things are drop-dead gorgeous. Besides quality RVs, Altman’s has travel trailers, fifth wheels, and even toy haulers! But the type A winnebagos are what I like. And Altman’s has a variety of floor plans to suit even me; there are diesel-fueled motor homes, too! Wow, they are just gorgeous.

Sighhh, so how long do I have to wait until our trip? <

3 Responses to “My Travelin’ Dream”

  1. Elaine Says:

    Oh, we’d love to do that, too, and take photographs of places we haven’t seen before.

    That suitcase with the stickers is the coolest!

  2. Hilary Says:

    Just do it!

    I took 2 of my 3 kids on a 3-week long 5500-mile road trip back in ’91. We took an elliptical path between Texas and Montana. We stopped at Dodge City, Black Hills, the small town I spent my childhood (Miles City. MT), my hometown of Missoula, MT, Yellowstone Park, Salt Lake City, Mesa Verde, Alburquerque, and El Paso.

    Of those 5500 miles, only 300 of them were on the interstates. I stayed on either federal highways or well-maintained state roads and stopped at every little red-dotted point of interest listed on my road atlas.

    The trip was amazing and memorable and educational.

    Just do it!!

  3. Rebecca Says:

    Elaine, I just love those stickers, too! The suitcase has themm all over it.

    Hilary, you have inspired me. We just may take the trip sooner than later. Yours sounds fabulous!! You should write a post about it!