On a recent trip, we traveled about 500 miles through Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. A friend and co-worker made the statement “Wow, doesn’t the driving get boring when you are traveling from point A to point B?” After a smile formed, I answered “No, that is what makes the trip worth while”.
We are constantly on the lookout for that special something on our trips; an abandoned building or home, a long forgotten car, an adorable wild or farm animal, or just the way the light is hitting a particular item. Between the laughing, singing (which Dan loves), whistling, telling stories, making Daisy crowns :-), so on and so forth, we always have a great time on our travels. The “in-between” is where the fun comes in… A turn of the head or an Ooohh, Ahhh, humff, or sigh might escape our lips, which in turn notifies the other of an upcoming special treat. About 90% of the time, the slamming of the breaks or putting the car in reverse is followed by one of those subtle hints. It is the “in-between” that we all forget about at times- You know, those sights or people that we otherwise take for granted as we are passing from point A to point B.
My friends comment really made me realize just how important life is and was an important reminder to cherish those “in-between” times.