Family Road Trip: Now and Then

Family road trips have changed since the 80's...

Now...
Each kid gets their own captains chair with a seat belt.
Then...
Kids crammed in the tiny backseat (not wearing seat belts) kicking and screaming that so-in-so is over the line, while the youngest kid is sprawled on the floor over the transmission hump.

Now...
TVs, Xboxes and iPads
Then...
Mad Libs, license plate game, Coleco Hand held Football Game

Now...
Fast food, mega gas stations, outlet malls
Then...
Cooler with sandwiches and Shasta soda, rest stops, historic markers

Now...
85 mph in a 75, huge windmill farms, XM radio
Then...
59.5 mph in a 55, oil pumper fields, mixed tapes

Now...
Multiple, competing GPSs
Then...
Big-ass State Farm Road Atlas

Now...
Cell phones
Then...
CB radio (my dad's handle was 'Straight Arrow' and my mom's was 'Quiver'... ewwww!)

Now...
Texting, Facebook, Tweets, blogging
Then...
Talking, blank stares, dead air

Now...
Arguments, disagreements, great memories
Then...
Arguments, disagreements, great memories

Some things never change.

xoxo,

Becca



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