Who remembers a family road trip with Dad driving?
I only remember one long trip with my father and it started, for him, in Denver, Colorado as he traveled north to pick my sister and I up at the foster home where we lived in Greeley. The three of us were going to Mount Rushmore in the Dakotas. South Dakota to be exact. That was a long and mostly silent trip.
When I met Joe, back in 1989, he took his kids on lots of road trips. He just loved traveling somewhere, seemingly anywhere, away from home. 50, 100, or even 1,000 miles didn’t give him a minutes pause. Get in and let’s go.
Road trips with Joe, then with the family and now in our day job, always had a ticking clock. Time to leave home, time for gas stops, time for the unscheduled roadside pee stops for one of the kids, meal time stops. Joe planned in advance how long it would take to get there. He planned how long the stay would be. He planned how long it would take to get back home.
I’ve created a Father’s Day card for the “Road Trip Dads”.
Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder with watches was used on some khaki paper (unknown) to represent the ticking clocks in our Dad’s heads.
The map paper bits are from Stampin’ Up! and I don’t remember what pack. Maps of the roads, whether real or in their heads, are a feature of traveling with Dad.
The “Road Trip” images are from Club Scrap. I think from the Journey collection.
I only had enough room for two of the images. I used the Mica water colors in place of shimmer spritz stuff. It is cold and freezing now as we travel and not good for water based fabulous sparkle sprays.
The “Remember When” is a Stampin’ Up! stamp from the Word Play set.
I had to use Glossy Accents to adhere the map pieces atop the embossed paper. The deep impression didn’t play well with the ATG tape. You might want to keep that in mind if you are having trouble getting papers to stick to the bumpy texture left behind after embossing.
Do you have a favorite “Road Trip” memory? Hopefully it didn’t include many “Do I have to stop this car?!” threats to you and your wiggly siblings.