If you’ve ever done a long car trip with four kids – 10+ hours up and back, with multiple stops along the way, you know just how I feel.
The trip was wonderful – I got to talk about food and agriculture right in front of Thomas Jefferson’s own vegetable garden, got to let my kids see enormously cool things they would otherwise have had no chance to view, and had a wonderful time visiting friends and family. We made some wonderful, wonderful new friends – including our hosts in Charlottesville who were insane enough to take in our whole family, sight unseen!
99% of the time, I take Amtrak on long trips when speaking – but with multiple stops and four kids and two adults going places not serviced by rail lines, or that don’t connect theah from heah, it just wasn’t doable. While none of the trip was awful, however, I admit it all made me just want to take President Obama aside and have a little chat about those miles of highway and airport runway he’s planning to inspire us by building. Gah.
More stuff coming, but bear with me – I’m slow and sleep deprived. And right with Jerry Reed on Henry Ford:
I hope you all had a good time in my absence!