With the holiday travel season well underway, Alamo, a leading national car rental agency, has asked me to share a memory of holiday travel from my childhood.
I sometimes feel guilty during the holidays when I hear my friends making travel plans to visit their families. Traveling to see loved ones during the holidays has never been a big issue for me, as I have lived down the street from most of my family since I was 6 years old!
Before we moved to Miami while I was in the first grade, we lived in Kentucky - quite far from everyone we knew and loved. With my father in the military and there being three children in the family, we never went to visit my grandparents while we lived there.
Luckily, there was one year when our family came to visit us in Kentucky!
I think that visit from the family made my parents realize how much they missed their family, and when it came time for my father to reenlist in the Army, he did not.
I still remember that road trip back to Miami - made it right in time for Easter! This was back in 1984, before iPhones and iPads - and being that I was just 6 years old, I couldn't even read a book to pass the time! Since we were moving home, we traveled in a U-Haul van. It was not the most comfortable road trip, as you can probably imagine.
Thinking back on that trip to come back to Miami for Easter, I realize how fortunate I was not to have to travel every. single. holiday!
The funny thing is, now that I am an adult? I travel all the time during the holidays - but that is a story for another day! If you are traveling this holiday season, I hope that you will consider a more comfortable ride than the U-Haul we traveled in all those years ago!
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