Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Welcome to National Vacation Month!

by Deb Baker/Hannah Reed 

No vacation for me:(

I'm home finishing up a new Gertie story and prepping the first book in the series for audio distribution. Both launching in September:)

But I'm pretty creative, so I think I'll take an imaginary road trip this month. I’m in Wisconsin, so I’ll zip down to Chicago and hop on Route 66, aka the Mother Road. It will lead me into a world of simpler times when mom and pop diners and motels dot the landscape.

I'll take it slow and easy, travel through Illinois and Mississippi, then on through the plains states of Kansas and Oklahoma, right into Texas where years ago I ate at The Big Texan (which I hear has moved off Route 66, so I'll have to take a detour).

Next the southwest – Albuquerque and Santa Fe, through The Petrified Forest (another destination I’ve seen and well worth the time), arriving next in Arizona, through Flagstaff and into California for the grand finale.

I'll drive and dine, hike and dine, motel it and dine, and dine some more.

Anything is possible in my fantasy, where money grows on trees and time stretches as far as my imagination will allow it.

Come with me. Or do you have your own fantasy destination?


Dru said...

I would love to take a road trip on route 66. Save a seat for me.

My fantasy vacation is a 2-night stay in several European cities starting in Paris, heading towards Spain, a stop in London, stops in Italy, Germany, and more in between before going back for another visit in Paris.

Deb said...

Put on your seat belt, Dru. We are off. And will do your dream vacation next:)

Debra said...

Actually, it may seem like I'm in the Bronx but I am truly in St. John,VI. I have my own pool and staff at the villa,and my toughest decision each day is pool or sea. Alright sea today because I ne... no want to practice my snorkeling skills and I've rented the villa for only two more months. Pass the sunscreen, Deb.

Deb said...

I'm on my way to your place!

Shel said...

The Big Texan is awesome, even though it's now on I-40. Living near Rt. 66 when I lived in Texas was always very cool. I did know that it also went through Chicago, but believe it or not, I haven't checked the route since I've lived in Illinois to see exactly where. I'll have to do that. Thanks for the inspiration, Deb!