We would get up early and start down the highway in the '71 Monte Carlo, and all kinds of things go by in the windows.
Before we know it we pass the big moon in the ground, for the first man who went there.
Then mostly farms, cow, corn, other cars, people who need to get somewhere.
At some point there are more buildings, then a water tower that looks like one of Dad's tools, a ratchet screwdriver with the ball handle up in the air.
About then Mom pours coffee out of a thermos and hands Dad a cup. It smells so good, even though it's just instant with powder creamer.
We also have a pitcher of water and a bag of goodies, cookies, green grapes, Wheat Thins, and the squeeze cheese that looks like an orange railroad tanker. If I had my way I would subsist on that stuff.
Then some buildings and more cars, and a really big antenna that they tell me can reach all the way to Europe.
Then even more buildings and we go through a big bridge, and on the other side there it is, round building with a sun sign on top, nestled by the river.
Mom tells me it's a place where people go to sleep when they are away from home. But we are going to stay with my grandparents and I will probably get hugged when we get there, but that's life.