What plans do you have this summer with your family? Are you taking off for a tropical vacation? Perhaps you are heading to Disney to enjoy the magic of one of the greatest parks in the world? Or maybe you are planning on a road trip to visit various locations around your home state or even planning a road trip across many states?
My family and I are only going to do “day trips” this summer. With five cats and a dog we can’t venture too far because we have to get home to our pets. When we finally move upstate we’ll be closer to family and friends who can help care for our pets which will allow us to go away for a few day at a time.
When I was younger all my relatives would get together and on road trips. I really miss doing that. I wish I could gather up all my cousins and their families so we can start a new tradition of taking road trips together with all our children. That would be fun.
One of my most memorable road trips was the time most of my relatives got together to take a road trip from NY/PA to Boston. I don’t remember what state we were in but my uncle’s car broke down and we all had to squeeze into the other car. We literally looked like one of those clown cars at the circus with people piled on top of each other. Back then it wasn’t mandatory for people to wear seat belts. We had people seated on top of other’s laps and the kids sitting on the floor.
The tow truck driver saw that we were having a problem squeezing everyone into one car and offered to let someone ride with him in the tow truck. My cousin John jumped at the opportunity. He must have been about 12 years old at that time.
For some odd reason no one bothered to ask the tow trucks driver what service station he was taking the car – and my cousin – to. We lost track of them on the highway and panic set in. We didn’t know where my uncle’s car was or my cousin John!
Some how we managed to find them. When we finally arrived my cousin John ran to the car in tears. The tow truck driver kept JOKINGLY telling my cousin that if we didn’t show up he was going to take him home to live with his family. My cousin John did not want to hear that and thought he was serious.
After our trip was delayed while my uncle’s car was fixed we finally made it to Boston. We were only there one day when we had to leave. There was a huge hurricane coming up the coast and it was supposed to hit Boston really bad so we wanted to get out of there ASAP. We all piled back into the two cars and headed back to NY as quickly as possible.
Talk about a memorable road trip! LOL!
Do you have a particular road trip that comes to mind that you and your family experienced? Do you have a road trip that you would love to take but haven’t done so yet?
If your family enjoys road trips then you’ll want to enter the Let’s Go hub on Scholastic and enter the Family Road Trip Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes is sponsored by Purolator.
The Family Road Trip Sweepstakes will award FIVE winners the following prizes.
- $200 gas gift card
- $25 gift card that you can use for healthy snacks and beverages for your trip
- $75 worth of books and toys from Scholastic.
HURRY!!!! This giveaway ends on June 30, 2012!!!
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If you enter the sweepstakes – GOOD LUCK! If you are planning on a road trip this summer have a fun and safe trip. Happy Travels!
*I was asked by Purolator to blog about this sweepstakes. I will be receiving monetary compensation for my participation. Any opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.