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  1. Mary
    June 18, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    I don’t know about the kids but I know I have it better as a parent. Going on long road trips with all the kids strapped in to car seats was WAY better for me as a parent than what my folks had to deal with – all of us jumping around in the backseat until finally Dad would pull over and Mom would tape lines with masking tape on the backseat with instructions that we were NOT to cross our lines or Dad would have to pull over again ( and for some reason we didn’t want that to happen – we never actually found out what would happen if Dad had to pull over but we were pretty sure it would be bad).
    Other than that, my Mom always make road trips super fun – singing songs and playing games for hours on end. Great memories of long road trips with my folks.


    • Desiree
      June 18, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

      Oh my goodness…sounds like your mom’s masking tape was her version of the “invisible brick wall” that we had. Too funny!


  2. Sharon Whitaker
    June 19, 2012 @ 12:54 am

    I became part of a large “Brady Bunch” style family when my mother remarried when I was 14. During our first road trip as a family, we drove through a very small Texas town. I glanced into a back yard and saw, to my surprise, a kangaroo. I told my stepdad, who promptly said “There is no kangaroo in Anson, Texas”. I went into full pout mode, saying that “No One EVER believes me!!”. My stepdad then said, “Well, by gosh, if there is a kangaroo, we are ALL going to see it.” He turned the car around and rushed back to the backyard. There we all saw a Great Dane squatted down going to the restroom. I am now 52 years old and my mother still brings that travel story up anytime I say something she doesn’t agree with. She’ll say, “Are you sure about that, sounds like a Great Dane to me!” That’s a road trip we will never forget!


    • Desiree
      June 19, 2012 @ 2:20 am

      That is hysterical!!!


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