The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Traveling Companions

         I am not a high maintenance traveler. Make sure my tummy is kept full and my bladder is occasionally emptied, and I'm happy. (Loud) music is great if I'm traveling alone but if someone else is in the car, I prefer conversation over the radio.

         Today I got to travel with two WWWPs--one on the way and two on the way back. Our destination: the launch of the book Well Versed. Lots of laughter and nonstop chatter made the trip fly by.

Four St. Louis writers were at the launch and are part of the anthology.
From left to right:  Donna Volkenannt, Marcia Gaye, Lynn Obermoeller and Sheree Nielsen.


        What things do you require/desire when you travel?

24 comments:

  1. That was the best kind of trip. I didn't even have to drive.

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    1. You're a great travel companion, Tammy.

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  2. Meclazine, Dramaine, ginger root ... and a plastic bag in case they don't work. I do love being cooped up in a vehicle where all you have to do is converse, I just wish it wasn't moving all the time. I also require a map. I need to know where I am at all times. And yes, if travelling alone I need my tunes. Often it's rousing bluegrass to keep me distracted. Nice to see you at the launch btw!

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    1. Marcia--I'm picturing you in a car with three or four other people, in there for hours, but the car doesn't move an inch...

      I need directions or a GPS. I forgot to mention that.

      You listen to bluegrass, I listen to Motown and disco...It was nice to see you (but alas, I didn't hear you read--perhaps another day?)

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  3. I need a neck pillow, book, and maybe a notebook. Writing comes to me on long rides. If I am driving, I need MY music playing which can be Willie, Zac Brown, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Jersey Boys or Irish Tenors...ah, wide selection, I know.

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    1. Bookie--I agree. The driver must be happy with the musical choices. I sometimes think through something for my writing, but it rarely goes much further than that.

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  4. I'm like you - tummy fed and bladder emptied. Love traveling with companions because conversation does make the trip zip by. I'm easy to travel with, or so I'm told, however, I have a hard time keeping my mouth shut. Just ask my nephew, he was maybe 8 or 10 and my little sister and I drove to Ohio. I'm pretty sure I sang the entire way, making up songs. (Be glad I didn't break out into song.) I'm now nicknamed LLL Looney Lynn something or another. Maybe Loud? I just hope everyone in the car going and coming had as good of a time as I did. Thanks for driving and coming to the launch!

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    1. Lynn--Now that you've put it out there, you'll have to sing sometime?

      I'm glad we were able to make it. It was a nice event, and thanks for the book.

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  5. I've turned into a lousy passenger in my middle age, but I'm cool with driving. I like the GPS, I argue with it during my trip.

    Glad you gals had a great time!

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    1. Kim--I too love my Tom-Tom, and it is amusing when you get off track (to stop at a restaurant, etc.) and the GPS gets frantic trying to "reroute" you.

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  6. I desire someone else to do the driving...especially when its a long distance. Looks like you gals had a lot of fun!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--I'd like to travel places a la the Jetsons, but unfortunately, those space cars haven't happened yet...

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  7. I require someone else to drive.

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    1. Shay--When someone else drives I fall asleep, drool, startle awake, read, fall asleep, and the cycle begins again...

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  8. Sioux, thanks for the CS reminder. I have a couple of ideas in mind, but we'll see if I get motivated to act on them. :)
    You mentioned an Aug 1 deadline, but I think (hope) it's Aug 31.

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Pat--You're right, which is good for me, too. I'm sure my procrastinating brain deliberately made it earlier--just for me--so I would be sure to make the deadline. ;)

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  9. I require a good driver who is receptive to my passenger-seat suggestions. Preferable one who is not a "sweaver" like my husband. He has mastered the art of simultaneously swerving as he gawks at the scenery, and weaving from center line to shoulder when he pays attention.

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    1. Val--I love the term "sweaver." Unfortunately, if the scenery is extremely interesting, I sweave at times. I guess Hick and me in a cross-country trip together would not be a good combination...

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  10. Twizzlers and a bottle of water. But for the trip home from Columbia, I'm glad Marcia brought along Tums for my tummy.

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    1. Donna--Twizzlers? Yuck--only if they're dipped in chocolate. Do they make those?

      You had a reason to have an upset stomach. Your sister-in-law was in the wings, waiting for a new heart. I wouldn't be surprised if you gobbled up a whole bottle of Tums...

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  11. Sounds like you all had a good time (except for Donna's tummy), LOL.

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    1. Dianna--It WAS a great afternoon.

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  12. Peanut Butter M&Ms and coffee. If I'm traveling with my daughters (without the hubby) we crank up the music and sing loud the whole way. :)

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    1. Lisa--I sing too. Loudly and not ever in tune. Thankfully, I usually have my windows rolled up so no one else has to suffer...

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