Most of my life I’ve lived in the Midwest. One of our great sports is the “short cut.” There are multiple ways to enter and leave Indianapolis, and most everyone has found “the way.”
Radio stations. Another aspect is that if you don’t have XM Satellite or an iPod in your car, you are doomed to listen to radio stations with poor reception. The radio stations available in West Virginia (which was most of our long car trip) represent “both kinds of music” as stated in the movie “The Blues Brothers” — country and western.
Thankfully, my husband brought his iPod, and we listened to everything from his collection, including about 30 minutes of French pronunciation. He’s been learning French for 30 years. I’m not sure if I liked our ugly American French pronunciation or an hour of Leon Redbone.
Now we are home sweet home with no car trips planned in the near future. Home is always the best destination.
Amy McVay Abbott is a freelance journalist and author of “The Luxury of Daydreams.” She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.