Road Trip!

Jena C. Henry is a writer, blogger, book reviewer, and bon vivant. Her goal is to make friends with everyone in the world. Jena enjoys reading new books and encouraging writers to be their best. Jena C. Henry holds a juris doctor degree from the University of Akron and practiced law and raised her family in tropical Ohio. Now retired, she writes novels, conducts writing workshops and enjoys good times with friends and family. Her fiction series, The Golden Age of Charli, spotlights the love and laughter of family life and retirement.

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Last year, 2016, I shared with you that I prefer to stay home. But other folks’ travels fascinate me. While I am venturing to the grocery store, the garden center, or the gas station, my friends are traveling far and wide. One of my favorite travel stories from 2016 was my interview with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Haul.

They traveled through the Land that I Love, through the prairies, orange barrels, and mountains until they reached the ocean white with foam.

Bring on the Conestoga wagon and pioneers! Turns out, they loved their expedition, which you can read about, below.

To get you in the mood, you may want to croon or hum See the USA in your Chevrolet. Here is one especially creative verse:

On a highway or a road along a levee
Performance is sweeter, nothing can beat her
Life is completer in a Chevy

( a commercial jingle from c. 1949, with lyrics and music by Leo Corday (ASCAP) and Leon Carr (ASCAP)

Where on the map have Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Haul been in 2017, you ask? So far, no big road trips in 2017…yet. But they continue to rack up the frequent driving miles. They travel several times a month. They hit the highways to see their kids and other relatives. They’ve also visited friends in New York City and Washington, D.C . They have flown as far as San Francisco.

Doesn’t it look like they are having a wonderful time?

I have shared with my readers that I love staying home. But it turns out that many retirees love to travel. If you have met my friends The Loopers then you know that they are seeing America by boat. I found another couple that recently (2016) traveled across America by