|"Hey, wait a minute! I was going to call shotgun!"|
"Oh, this will be fun, Maggie! We can play travel games together!"
|"... at least I thought it was going to be fun..."|
"Yeah, well, you aren't gonna let Mom navigate, are you, Dad?!?"
"Hey, c'mon. I'm not THAT directionally impaired!"
|"I'm not going to touch that one."|
"Yeah, so if Mom says to turn left, turn right -- right, Dad?"
"Something like that!"
"Funny, you two."
Since my job of navigator was taken, I thought I'd spot interesting things out the window instead.
|My game face|
Before too long, we saw one of Mom's favorite billboards:
|"2nd friendliest yarn store in the universe." Makes you wonder what #1 is!|
(Very effective advertisement!)
Then I saw this:
|"I wish you'd play travel Othello or something with me, Maggie!"|
"We aren't going to Quivira again, are we? Are you sure you don't need me to navigate?!?"
Mom and Dad said no, we weren't. I decided to keep watching out the window - in case anything was amiss out there.
We all liked this sign:
|Sign for the town of Claflin. "If you can't stop, smile as you go by."|
You can't help but smile!
But then ... I saw it.
Actually, there were several.
All over the place.
Like an invasion or something.
I knew I was paying attention for a reason!
|"Do you see what I have to put up with?!?"|
"Great Dane in the morning! It's a SUBMARINE! And they're all OVER the place!
We're being INVADED! HIT THE DECK, EVERYBODY!!!"
|"That's it. Why don't you just stay down there for a while, Mags?"|
"Fine. But if they had been real submarines and not oil storage tankers, you all would be thanking me!"
Anyway, despite the submarine attack, we arrived safely at our first destination:
|"Wowzers! This looks like a cool place!"|
"What an adventure!"
It WAS a cool adventure - and we were just getting started! More to come, so stay tuned!