By the time you’re reading this my Memorial weekend has hopefully already started.
I’ve already made the painful 7 hour drive back to Nebraska with Chris driving, and 70 pound Harlow sitting on my lap the entire way- breathing heavily and farting at his leisure. Same goes for Harlow. Just kidding (although I think we all know I’m not.)
We’ve already had our pre road trip bickers. Your golf clubs won’t fit! Yes they will. Where is my phone charger? Why are you always my hiding shit? No, I haven’t seen your swim trunks- why would I hide your swim trunks? Whoops, I think I hid your swim trunks…
And hopefully we made it out of the city in less than two hours (and still talking to each other.) The start of road trips are always hard, I’m just being honest here.
Choosing which lane is faster, when it’s appropriate to get gas, where to exit to get gas, which music to listen to, these are all things that make a relationship stronger!
I’m sure it was smooth sailing by the time we got to Iowa and we’d already started playing our favorite road trip game- what would you do if you won the lottery? Chris’s answer never changes, he wouldn’t tell anyone and he’d invest it wisely. He might splurge and buy a new car.
Mine is a bit different… I immediately fly my closest friends and family to an island to celebrate all weekend long. And then I buy a big plot of land somewhere and start building the Harlow Foundation: an animal rescue sanctuary. And of course I buy my beach house to write that Oscar winning screenplay starring me and Jennifer Lawrence as best friends! Obviously.
By the time you’re reading this I’m sure Chris and I have already both eaten our weight in beef jerky. I packed almonds, but if I know me, they haven’t even been open. It's damn near impossible to eat healthy in a car. Besides, who doesn't like to start a lake weekend with a good sodium bloat?
Anyway, now it's officially time for Friday. Hope you get to do something fun!
Happy Memorial weekend! And a big huge thanks to everyone who has served for this country!