Yes, we are! We left home via one highway and over seven thousand kilometers later came home via a different highway. Now that is one very big loop! We managed the great distances by staying at least two nights or longer in the same location so that in total, we only had a handful of “big driving days”.
On big driving days I’d whip out my list of “Road-trip Questions To Re-Connect With Your Spouse” (thank you Google) and that made for some interesting, funny, and sometimes deep conversations in between listening to podcasts or music. Other times we enjoyed musing in comfortable silence. I decided that when I got home I would attempt to condense seven weeks of road trip musings into “Ten Road-Trip Musings that can be Applied to Life”. You probably won’t find these on Google, so here they are!
#1: Any kind of journey is best taken with someone who loves you by your side.
#2: Simple living beats materialistic striving any day.
#3: Wives (or husbands) who are navigationally challenged should zip their lips and let their husband (or wife) give directions. 😉
#4: Politeness and a smile cost nothing and can travel with you anywhere.
#5: Appreciating God’s handiwork can be done anywhere because the handprint of God is everywhere.
#6: Every traveller has a story. When they share part of that story with you, that’s a gift. Listen well.
#7: Pray for impatient or reckless drivers you encounter. It could just save their life.
#8: God delights to turn unexpected obstacles into unexpected blessings.
#9: Take a little detour now and then, who knows what you’ll discover?
#10: It’s not so much the destination that matters, but how we travel. Our attitude determines our altitude!
Do you have any musings you would add, based on any of your own travel experiences? I’d love to hear them!