The week before last, Garret and I got to take a sweet cross-country road trip to Washington, DC. It began with two consecutive 14-hour days in a car together – something we’d never done before! (It was fun but tiring and thankfully we got to fly back to Texas.)
Garret is a trooper and insisted on driving every minute of it. The first day, he said he just wanted to be able to say he’d driven all the way through an entire state (Arkansas).
Who am I to stand in the way of that kind of raw ambition?
We entertained ourselves by singing our favorite songs obnoxiously loud and listening to an audio book (The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brian). I snapped photos of state line signs and anything else remotely interesting. I also quizzed Garret with The Pioneer Woman’s Big Fat Movie Line Quizzes, which turned out to be really fun!
The first day we were pretty much going on adrenaline. The second was fueled by beautiful scenery. When we arrived in West Virginia to spend the night there, Garret said “I could never live here – I’d be so distracted by the scenery that I’d get in a wreck everyday.”
Proof: the beautiful New River Gorge where we got to spend time the next morning.