I'm planning a road trip — in the Spring of 2012. Sounds like a long time off but really, it's not. And with my schedule which reads like this:
Baby girl off to college-oldest girl expecting baby–final edit for book- working for cruise company-writing proposal on book two- and that's just for the next 6 weeks. I left out three birthdays and an anniversary. I'm a bit busy, so I'm grabbing planning time where ever I can.
Back to the Road Trip — I'm working out the details on a Route 66 trip I mentioned a few days ago. And oh MY at the details! There are quite a few of them.
Where do we start? We're thinking Oklahoma City.
Where do we stop? Oh my at the options — Amarillo, Tucumcari, Sante Fe, Winslow (to stand on a corner), Flagstaff, and so many more.
And above ALL — how do we MEET the people?
Beyond all the laughter and the fun. After all the joy of being together and thrill of an adventure, it's really about what God has called me to — connecting with women. Glorifying His Name in the all the earth (at least the part that can hear me).
The going is fun (oh my it is SO MUCH FUN). The traveling companions are fantastic (Melinda Garman, Pat Layton, Karen Barrows, as of today). The opportunity to share my book thrills me, but more than all of this —
it's the connection along the way.
It's the girl who has a story to share.
It's the sister who longs to meet some faith friends.
It's the girlfriends who are always up for a get together.
I'm knee deep in planning, but I need your help.
We are planning several stops along the road — at restaurants, bookstores and coffee shops. I'm hoping to speak at a couple of churches on the route. I would love to have you join us.
Are you interested?
Would you meet us along the road for some girlfriend time?
What fun!! I would love to meet you girls. Maybe it will work out. Details, please!!
This is why we need the Siesta jet! Or bus, hahaha.
That sounds like much fun, Mary!
I so wish I could go along for the whole ride – I’d even follow along on my Harley – wouldn’t that be a hoot! I’ll definitely follow you on Twitter!! Oh, and you were asking the other day about how to gather stories, I think you should get a flip cam and video everyone you meet 🙂 vlogs would be so much fun! Especially when they are of you 😀 Wouldn’t catch introverted-me doing one! BAHAHAHA!
flip cam is on the list!! And hop on your Harley and come along!
I am willing to meet you on the road it would be so cool to travel with you all
I saw some of where you think you all will be stopping and I saw Santa Fe all I can say is Albuquerque NM should be on that list because GIRL I think that is important because I want to hug your sweet neck and get to meet you and get your autograph on my book. Then go for some real good Mexican food so put Albuquerque NM on your list that is a definite must. Then you can go to Santa Fe
You girl have encourage me and love your heart.
Thanks for serving God and loving so well.
I will be in Albuquerque! And we will get some face to face time — and some great Mex food! Cannot wait!
I have but one thing to say….PACK EXTRA PANTS…Ya know what I mean? 🙂
Can not wait!
HAHAHAHAHA!!! Lord knows I know what you mean! 🙂
How about next year you roadtrip up the east coast. 🙂
Start in OKC? How about start in St. Louis?!! Have a slumber party in my basement to get you started out on the road and maybe speak at my church?
Don’t think this hasn’t crossed my mind Sherri…I just hadn’t mentioned it to Mary yet! 🙂
I would LOVE that! Next time, okay?
Oh, how I wish I could join the fun! It’s too far away for me, though. If you ever decide to take a trip over my way, I’ll be right there with you!