When I was a kid, my parents used to pack us all into the family station wagon and do some serious summer road tripping. We drove around BC, to Alberta, to Disneyland, even to Winnipeg one summer (that’s a good 4,000 kms round trip, wedged between the car door and my sister’s car seat, listening to Tanya Tucker and Willie Nelson). You’ll notice I said car seat; my sister is now 21, so you can guess it has been a good many years since we did a family road trip.
This weekend, my parents packed all three (abet larger) kids in the car, and hit the road. Continue reading