It’s no secret that I love a good road trip. Or even a bad one, really, since I’m not sure I can remember a road trip that was all bad. And that includes the one where the kids and I got stuck in an ice storm in Amarillo and almost had to spend the night on the floor of a hotel conference room (every hotel in town was booked full – a room opened up eventually).
(P.S. Everyone needs a story that starts with “There was this one time I got stuck in Amarillo…” You just do.)
Last week, I had a why didn’t I think of that before? moment, when I realized that someone as in love with the road as I am should maybe – I don’t know – have a page on her blog dedicated to road trips and scenic drives?
Seems like that would have crossed my mind sometime in the last year, you know?
So…if you check out the black bar in my header, you’ll see a new page title, The Road, Let’s Travel, a place where I will list routes that I have driven and loved, or that I want to drive. I’m just getting started, and the list will grow as I think of trips or just spend a little time working on finding info for the routes.
If there’s a drive you think is spectacular or even just kind of nice for a Sunday afternoon, drop me a line and I’ll add it to the list. Long road trips or day trips – all scenic drives may apply. And it can be anytime – now, or a year from now. You can email me through the Contact page, or leave it in a comment at the bottom of that page.
I’ll leave you with this, because who can say it better than the Good Gray Poet?
To look up or down no road but it stretches and waits for you – however long, but it stretches and waits for you.
— Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road
One more thing…while the list of blogs I read is pretty current and thorough in Google Reader, I’m sure that my blogroll isn’t up to date, so if you would like me to link to you, leave me a note in the comments on this post, and I’ll add your link right away. Or pretty soon. Sooner or later. I’ll get to it, all right?
(Really, I’m on it.)