Sunday, 30 December 2012

Road Trip

I love a good road trip. As far as I am concerned, seeing the landscape pass by, shifting and changing by the minute, is a great way to spend the day. Even on the boat, where we wander past the sea crusted coast at a blistering five knots, the change from moment to moment is an always changing entertainment.

Today my road trip starts in Vancouver and ends in Kelowna. Brian and I leave at 8:30 and head downtown first to pick up my friend Mike. Then we head out to Abbotsford to pick up my son, Rick. Then it's up the Coquihalla and over to Westbank. With any luck the roads will be good and the drive will be enjoyable.

Of course, I won't be driving. With the damage to my knee, driving will be a challenge; not impossible, just a challenge. Common consensus is that I should be a passenger today and most likely tomorrow too. Being a passenger may seem like a treat, but I will soon lose all ability to drive and I want to take pleasure in that freedom for as long and as much as I can.

You see, freedom is what a road trip is all about. You can go any way you want and take whichever turns appeal. You can stop along the way, visit as you wish, and go when you feel. I will likely do more road trips in the next year or two. I don't know where; I just know.

I want to be free as long as I can.

1 comment:

  1. I love a good road trip too Rick and have travelled many miles in the passenger seat of a car with Ray and Jim. Good memories.