The Greasy Skillet has arrived in Estes Park, Colorado, and the focus shifts from food to communing with nature and family. I'm about 45 minutes away from my first picnic of vacation, so I'm a bit giddy and unable to focus on this post. We'll keep it short.
On the drive West, I listed some essential rules for the road:
- No whining.
- Be prepared to compromise.
- Make yourself indispensable. Be the person who can read a map. Be the person who knows where to eat. Be the person who can entertain with the fussy kid in the backseat. Just bring some skill or trait to the trip that is essential. Don't be the person who the group considers leaving at the rest stop.
- Always use the bathroom when you have an opportunity.
- Don't eat anything bigger than your head.
- You can't use "bored" or any variation of this word on a trip. There are no boring situations, only boring people. An interesting person is capable of adding spice to the blandest of moments. We're working with my daughter on this concept.
- Focus on the journey, not the destination.
the road goes on forever,