My mother was an avid journalist…is that the right way to say it? She would journal all of the details of a road trip when I was younger so we would have an accurate record of what happened. I would join in sometimes.
This entry is a blast from my past. On this particular trip we wrote in what was then a $0.39 notebook.
The Way to Get Home (to the condo)
- Turn on Fairway
- Turn left on Harold
- Turn left on Wendy
How to get to Northstar
- Turn right on Wendy
- Turn right on Harold
- Turn right on Fairway
- Turn right on North Shore Blvd.
- Turn left on North Star Drive.
- Get stuck behind many cars.
- Turn into North Star
I have always been detail oriented :).
Friday March 12, 1982
Plane leave phx 1:40, stopover in Las Vegas. Arrives Reno 2:55. Nice flight – crowded. $100 / adult, $65 / Jon. Curgie’s car in Parking Lot. Gas $1.19 just before Tahoe turnoff. Arrived Tahoe 4:30, unloaded car and went to Ski Loft to rent skiis. Very Crowded but having 1/2 price sale. Things seem to be cheaper here than Phoenix. Bought food – Raley’s. Dinner at Stanley’s, ribs, fish, liver. Phil says sauteed liver best ever! Ribs good, Jon’s fish excellent. Too much food (doggie bag) $40 or under. Jon played games (Pac Man.)
This is the gist of what my mother would always write on our trips. The pages go on and on, documenting every little detail so there would be a better way next time, I suppose. On one of the pages, I managed to entertain myself by drawing a Pacman board, giving myself the high score and my opponent a pathetic score, and of course, I had all of the fruit on the bottom of the screen :).
I know, boring.