Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Thinking about a road trip...

It's been a while since we've driven across country. Dad's pounded into our heads that we don't drive when we visit family back in Canada- we fly. Driving takes too long- we fly. So with the exception three moves to and fro from Canada to North Carolina- we fly.

So when Dad proposed that we all go to the family reunion in August and drive... he was met with a most disapproving audience. "No, no no... we don't drive to Canada, we fly" was the almost unanimous decision. It was almost because that's what wives are supposed to do- "Yes, honey... that sounds nice."

But Saskatchewan isn't Alberta and we do have five drivers instead of the original two and we won't be driving flat out day and night. There are interesting things to see and do along the way. Arielle has already sent away for visitors guides to the cities that we will be passing through (assuming that we still do decide to do this... some still think that we should fly). The Creation Museum is along the way, Laura Ingle's House... isn't along the way, but while we're out of the house we might as well go.... That's what Emma said about the Grand Canyon.... but she got out voted. Too far.

Who knows... it might be kind of fun. It will be out first (and maybe our last) big road trip as a family. Grampa's 80th birthday is the occasion for the reunion and we haven't had a reunion since Emma was 3 or 4 years old... she's grown a little since then.

Still planning... we might just be driving back to Canada instead of flying.

The Lancaster Family


  1. This sounds like a great beginning! If you do end up driving, there will be lots to interest and entertain you! I look forward to what the final decision will be :)

  2. Wow! I have to say I'm with Emma on this one...might as well go to the Grand Canyon, while you're at it..... Just kidding! Hope y'all have fun whatever your decision will be! :D