Amigo and I planned to do some road tripping this summer. So far we've only "tripped" a little, but it's setting the stage for more.
Our first Road Trip was to Miller Park in Milwaukee for a Milwaukee Brewers Baseball game. It's about a 2 hour drive, not too long as summer road trips go.
The good? We cheered for a couple of home runs, drank our fill of sodas, and dressed in our best Brewers colors. Someone in the gift shop wanted to buy my t-shirt, in fact. Sorry, bud. No sale.
The bad? The Brewers lost.
The ugly? It was so hot we didn't even last long enough for the sausage races. We took refuge in the air conditioned gift shop (see above) and then left early, listening to the rest of the game in our air conditioned car.
Another Road Trip involved a longer drive to the Chicago area where we visited the adorable Shoe Baby and her family.
The good? Smooth highways, no traffic jams, and the iPass making tollways easy.
More good? Happy baby, fun talking with brother and sister-in-law.
More good? Tunes! We brought a few special CDs chosen by Amigo, and these kept us happy on the last legs of the drive.
The bad? La Petite wasn't able to join us. She was still finishing her final ceramics class and getting her projects back to her apartment. She adores her baby cousin and wanted to visit, too.
The ugly? Weather. We got lucky on the way there, despite the heat and humidity. Had we traveled a day earlier, there would have been ugly weather; Milwaukee got his with a severe storm causing major flooding and sinkholes, including one big enough to swallow a Cadillac Escalade. Holy Hungry Earth, Batman, that's a big city sinkhole! No rain was in the forecast for Chicago, though, so I left my windows open a crack while we went to dinner and - you guessed it. Soaked! Well, supper was delicious. I'll count it on the plus side.
In planning our next road trip, we'll keep good, bad, and ugly in mind. Good: plan ahead. Bad: Make lists. Get a good night's sleep ahead of time. Ugly: Be prepared to cope with the weather, since the weather is one variable out of our control.