Road Trip Rewind – Part 2 of 2


On the road again.  After having to adjust Anna’s headset a gazillion times (which involves me unbuckling, turning around and placing it back on her head, because she won’t sit still), we had to come up with a resolution.  I couldn’t decide what was worse, the constant aggravation of the headset on my wiggle worm or having to listen to Disney and Pixar’s greatest flicks from the stereo speakers.  So, The Waterhorse, Enchanted, and Meet the Robinsons it was. 

By the time we reached Tennessee, I thought I’d show the kids how to make a truck driver blow his horn.  The first two truck drivers were glued to their cell phones.  The third looked at me like I was from another planet.  (At this point in the trip, I felt the same thing.)

In thinking how times had changed, I wondered if pulling the air horn still existed.   I took out my handy iPhone and googled….”international signal for getting truck drivers to toot their horn.”  I’m not EVEN making this up.  Yes, I googled “toot”…..and assumed it was “international.” 

Much to my surprise, and I’m sure yours, it turned up results that answered my inquiry.  Yep, pulling the air horn is still the signal.  And, truck driver #4 obliged.  As did #5, and #6 and #7. 

Kris threatened to drop me off at the Nashville airport if I solicited another horn-tootin’ truck driver.

I don’t know.  I suddenly found myself squirming every time I passed a truck driver.  But, I resisted my urge…although, getting dropped off at the nearest airport wouldn’t have been such a bad thing, I didn’t think.

So, I began to wonder in my delirium, “Is my life that void of adventure that I am filling it with air horns?”  I immediately reminisced back to my care-free days of moving real estate signs.  (Insert sigh.)

After hearing “are we there yet?”  the next 400 miles that remained, Anna’s squealing pleasant singing voice, and a whining dog, I decided on the following:

I am married to a pilot.  We have access to various aircraft.  Next time, we will fly.  I will tap the kids’ college funds or sell a kidney (Kris’, of course) to pay for it.  I am equally fine with both.

On a brighter note, it really wasn’t all that bad, I suppose.  I did get to finish off Anna’s M&M Blizzard from Dairy Queen, and I also got some good blog material.

The End.

8 Comments

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8 responses to “Road Trip Rewind – Part 2 of 2

  1. Judy

    Well, at least you didn’t have to listen to “BURGER KING AND I, WOULD YOU LIKE SOME FRIES WITH THAT” ALLLLLLLLLLLL THE WAY TO FLORIDA!!!! LOL…MEMORIESSSSSSSSSSSS

  2. Jennifer

    Glad you arrived….can’t wait to hear about the trip home. ya’ll are crazy….and I love you

  3. Sharon

    Moving real estate signs? Why on earth would you do that? Don’t you know what a pain that is for us real estate agents? I am sure karma will kick in on that one for me at some point and time. Oh yeah… it already has!!

  4. haha…enjoyed taking your trip with you. Thanks for the smiles and chuckles.

  5. so glad you made it safely!
    Have a great visit!

  6. Kate

    Dusty,

    You are too funny!!! I love how you make the sooo simple – such a great story.

  7. Hey, If you don’t mind sharing, what part of Ga. are y’all visiting?

  8. Amy Hull Watson

    Well, DURSTY honey child are you just CRAZY or just CRAZY??? OMG I can not believe you got to do that again… If it was a “family” trip then why in the Heck are you not doing some points of interest? I think you need to google places to visit on your way home. And by the way grab some Benadryl before you head home… HAHHA

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