I’m probably lost.
Like, lost lost. Somewhere in-between Virginia and Florida. I think the GPS knows where we are, but I lost track way back in Missouri. This has been a TRIP. And it’s not even halfway over yet.
As far as I can recall (because I blacked out a few times and slept like a log), we have driven through Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia.
I’m sure we’ve been to more places by now. We’re driving just now, you see. Things are in progress. I shall let you know by the end of the trip where all we’ve been and what we’ve done.
Most of the time, we’ve just been driving. Seeing the world pass by. Cruising.
While we were in Missouri, I stayed with my editor and her family. We had a blast. I caught a frog. His name was Reginald. I did not kiss him, but I did almost accidentally squish him, which was mildly horrifying because he was so tiny. (No frogs were harmed in the making of this post, I swear.)
We also swam in a pond, played with paddle boards, and fished. My sister dropped her hook in the water and pulled one out immediately—like, within seconds. My little brother caught four.
Guys. I love fishing. I do. But guess who is the worst fisherman among the three of us?
You got that right.
I did catch one though. After waiting. And waiting. And losing my worm. And waiting some more. And giving up.
But I did catch one. Finally. I was so excited.
You know what else I saw in Missouri?
I love fireflies so much. They’re like tiny fairies. We don’t have fireflies in Colorado, because it’s cold and dry and a desert. But Missouri has fireflies, and they made me very, very happy. I wanted to bring a thousand home with me, but I felt like they might die in the car, and it would have been weird to come home with a jar of dead bugs.
So I left Reginald and the tiny fairies/fireflies to enjoy Missouri and we kept driving.
We went hiking in North Carolina (on their cute tiny pretend mountains), kayaked in the bay in Virginia (and toasted on the beaches), and had way too much fun with my sisters who live there.
And now, we are on our way again. More updates to come!
Anyone else been traveling this year? Tell me about it in the comments!