Over the weekend, Ron & I traveled to Charlotte with the little girls to see Pat White play his final game in blue & gold.
I have to give props to my youngest, Hope – she has to be the Greatest Mountaineer Fan under 4 feet tall. Evah. She threw up all the way to Charlotte but was determined to go to the game. She said Pat White was “really special” and she didn’t want to miss the game. I asked her what we would do if she felt sick but we couldn’t get out of our seats quickly. After a moment of reflection, she announced: “plastic bag”. And that was that.
Hope made a miraculous recovery, almost to the minute, 24-hours after the first signs of illness the day before. A great time was had by all at the game and we lingered afterward to hear Country Roads and waller in the victory.
There are two aspects of a road trip that really make it worthwhile to sit in a car for what seems like forever. First, one of the greatest inventions of the modern age, the audiobook. This trip we would be enjoying Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs which I purchased on ebay for around five bucks. The coolest thing about this purchase – six CASSETTE tapes! Thank goodness my V Dub has a cassette deck. I got hooked on Reichs during the trip to Connecticut where we listened to one of her more recent works. The second thing I love about road trips is discovering new restaurants.