I remember drives the best.
Despite being bored out of my mind when I was younger, my mother had a love for driving long drives–going no where for no reason other than just to see what’s around the bend. I drove her batty on lone drives when we were both younger because that’s what children do. There were several long drives that happened simply due to having to move and visiting other people–hours or days in the care to get where we needed to go. I imagine that went something like: What’s that? Where are we going? Are we there yet? Why are we going there? Look at that–who’s that? Why did the car stop? I have to pee. I’m hungry. I’m bored. Can we stop here? Can we stop at the pool? Look mommy, pool!
My mother said that I could pick out a Mc Donald’s arch, like an eagle, miles away before either of them could see it or even see a sign indicating we were near one. And god forbid when I was younger we passed a hotel sign advertising they had a pool–I would apparently take up the chant, POOL MOMMY POOL MOMMY POOL MOMMY POOL MOMMY until my parents were ready to pull over the car and run screaming into the woods. Or, pull over to the hotel and by god, let her swim jesus christ.[box type=”bio”] Melissa Pence is wife to the husband and wife team here behind 2 phatgeeks. On December 11th, 2011, Melissa lost her mother to a long, difficult battle to diabetes. In her memory, Melissa is blogging 24 hours in order to raise funds for her through the organization: Step Out: End to Walk Diabetes, and for the personal goal to finish a humming bird tattoo on her right arm in memory of her mother. [/box]