August 3 2009 by Retro to Now Road Trip
The Monteith family hit the road as the winners of Best Western's "Retro to Now Road Trip" contest.
OK so it's a little later than I had hoped to leave on the great adventure. We were hoping to get out at 9:30 but its 10:00 - oh well. I managed to find my backpack from when I was a kid and went on road trips with my parents and grandparents. It actually still has all the postcards I got when I was a kid! I threw it in the car so my kids could look through it. Their one comment was, "Ewwww it stinks!" Ok, the slight odor of mildew maybe there!
I also managed to grab all my music from the 50s, 60s and 70s that my parents used to listen too. Teddy informed me she does not like Buddy Holly, but, oh well - kid torture in a car is an amazing thing. I also grabbed some of the music I liked when in college like Ace of Base, etc.
Our rental car is packed with probably more than we should take. It was so convenient that Hertz let us pick up the car yesterday so we could get a jump start on packing! Well, the van is packed, we are ready to go and the kids have already started to fight! What's a good road trip without kids fighting though, right?