A fun Friday Five from Sophia today:
"My family is heading out to my husband's parents for the weekend later today. They would have preferred that we come at Easter, but I preferred that my choir director not bring my life to an early end! (Five liturgies to sing between Thursday and Sunday, two with major solos). So Low Sunday it is.
Some Gals and Pals may have been able to travel to join family or visit a vacation spot last week; some who had to stay put then may be traveling this weekend; and, if I recall correctly, some lucky ones are heading out to the Big Event next weekend. Hence: a road trip Friday Five."
1. When was your last, or will be your next, out of town travel?
Depends on what counts as out of town. I've been running back and forth to Richmond, where I will begin a new call on May 1st, to meet with church folk and get ready to buy a house there. I was there on Wednesday. Next trip will be on the 19th, when I join the RevGals on BE3. Whoopee!
2. Long car trips: love or loathe?
I adore long car trips with my husband. PH is the best traveling companion - mellow, curious, funny, able to be quiet some of the time and conversational other times. Long car trips with my kids, even now that they are adults - not so much. Their dad and I used to drive from Little Rhody to Stowe VT every weekend during the snowboarding season when they were younger. It did not help our already faltering marriage. Just sayin'
3. Do you prefer to be driver or passenger?
Depends who is driving. If PH is driving, I am very happy to be the passenger. If one of the kids is driving, I wish I were behind the wheel. They are not bad drivers, per se, it's just that they don't pay attention in the same way a more experienced driver does.
4. If passenger, would you rather pass the time with handwork, conversing, reading, listening to music, or ???
Sleeping is always my favorite. Can't read or do much craft stuff because I get carsick. I like to converse some of the time, listen to music or books on tape some of the time, just watch the world go by the rest of the time...or not: "Oooh, look at the cute little shop. Let's stop and take a look."
5. Are you going, or have you ever gone, on a RevGals BE? Happiest memories of the former, and/or most anticipated pleasures of the latter?
Going on BE3 and I can't wait to meet so many folks I know from their blogs IRL!
6. Bonus: a favorite piece of road trip music.
Paul Simon: "Graceland". Also his "The Rhythm of the Saints." Perfect road music. Strong also-ran: anything by the sublime Eva Cassidy.