Summertime is here! Road trip! Nothing says summertime like an extended vacation in the family car. Visiting friends, family, favorite destinations or in search of a new and exciting location … the long days of summer are meant for road trips. With the lower cost of gas, more people than ever before will be hitting the road for their summer holiday. According to Skift.com, drivers will take both long, cross-country excursions and shorter, close-to-home weekend escapes. Either way, the road trip is trending strong.
Looking back over the years, I have so many fabulous memories of car-based vacations. The trip to Kansas with my parents was amazing. Imagine four kids under the age of 10 and a dog all crammed in a station wagon (without air conditioning) for a trip across the country. Fast-forward many years, and I still swoon as I dream of the next road trip. Much easier now, it is just my darling husband David and me.
Driving through Iowa one summer, we searched out the state flower, the wild prairie rose. It took very little “searching.” Designated the state flower in 1897, you can find this gorgeous rosebush everywhere. To this day, a bowl of beautiful roses on my desk takes me back to the trip across Iowa and food memories of the most fabulous corn fritters I have ever tasted.