If anyone knows anything about me, one of my passions of life is Travel of any sorts mainly road trips. I believe the trials of a road trip create stories to tell compared to checking my bag and sitting between two people on a plane with the feeling of your bubble being invaded to get from point A to point B. unless its a international flight then of course but I wouldn’t mind taking a cruise instead international to create more of an experience.. What do you think?
Well I have to say driving from Las Vegas,NV to just outside of Portland, OR was one heck of a 22hr drive! Knowing me I think i could bust it out in one day, really Im a young guy and I have and still pull some all niter’s …. yeah nope didn’t happen. Getting lost in the dark forest of who knows where and lost G.P.S connection not in the plan. What I did find was the worrying of being parked on the side of the road in the middle of the night right past the northern border of California from Nevada. If you don’t know the area. Its Dam (sorry) cold high up in the elevation I don’t care what time of the year it was. I did have a passenger my good trustworthy dog Clover. With hes guard mode activated in the car parked in the dark on the side of a back country road, he was having a hay day of fun barking at anything that moved or made a sound in the forest (No sleep for me) Granted a car would pass by once every 10-20 mins anyways .
Clover with Mt. Shasta
I woke up early, not that I had a choice, but going to sleep in the complete an utter darkness to awake to the view I had it made the long night worth it. Bright green hilltop of over grown forest with a open clearing over seeing a great view of somewhere a nice way to wake up. The traffic extremely picked up and I immediately started the car and got moving with fear of a highway patrol officer giving me a citation for whatever reason. Along the way to my destination now full steam after a gallon of coffee that I had consumed at the nearest and first gas station that came across anxious to be at my Sister’s house ASAP knowing I was going to CRASH HARD as soon as I saw a couch haha well ….I got side tracked by some side road signs of hiking trails.. You don’t have to ask me twice. I was somewhere by Mt. Shasta and my dog and I went for a quick one hour hike it was more of a nature enjoy the scene walk and views. OK, back on the road my phone starts blowing up with all the family wondering where I’m at.. I was only a few miles away from my sister house with no G.P.S. again ( I tell you technology sometimes) they had to come find me at a gas station only 5mis away from home, oh come on! haha.
I made it! and right into the festivities of celebration right after a quick power nap. My brothers were not having it, granted I’m the oldest an they are still in party age all the time. I don’t think I could even put up a fight at moment. Hot/Cold Shower time to go join the fun, thinking its the bachelor party time for my soon to be brother-in-law. It ended up with me in the kitchen cooking and just catching up with family I have not seen in years. Moe, Larry and Curly( The Three Stooges) is what it seemed like haha
Oh wait I didn’t tell you I was on my way to my little sisters wedding! After months of orchestrating the details with her as I really wanted to be able to contribute. We spent the next day setting up the best venue I have ever seen. Keep in mind I’m a country boy at heart. It was at my brother-in-law’s grandparents property truly a great location just made for the perfect occasion. The wedding went off without a hitch then the reception went to way late hours of the night, of fun conversation,dancing, a lot of picture taking, drinking … well finishing of the 4 or 5 cases of champagne I brought from Las Vegas with me I had to do bottle service for everyone.. Bring a little of the city life to the country you know what I mean! …. all to end at a good’ol tailgate after party in the extensive long dirt driveway with loud music and a couple of nice toasty fires ah burning and let wedding crashers join in looking for some companion ship for when it comes to a end.. I do have to say watching a family member or two really try to put the move on had me rolling on the ground laughing. The memories. what a amazing time that was! thank you Sis for allowing me to be apart of helping with your big day!
your big brother,