Road Trips Can Be A GPS For Dream Inspiration

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Road Trips Can Be A GPS For Dream Inspiration

I don’t need no GPS for driving, but . . .

I am on a three week road trip with my husband Tom. I forgot how incredibly fun this can be. Road trips aren’t necessarily a dream come true for me. I’ve done the mom is hot, kids are crying and barfing, when-are-we-gonna-get-there family thing, but this is so different.

My husband and I have been with relatives three nights in a row and it has been absolutely delightful. Today, I experienced the amber waves of grain cruising through Washington.

I never really understood that statement until I saw it for myself:

The high desert and the Columbia River Gorge – incredible. My husband is a map man and I love to drive, so we make a good team. Today, I asked him if he wished we had a GPS. He looked at me like I was crazy. He barely uses a cell phone.

I don’t need no GP f-ing’ S he said.

And he’s right. I love that about Tom.

I forgot how many of my dreams have already come true.

I also forgot how much I love to be stuck in a car with Tom. Watching him read a map, listening to him tell stories about his family, listening to him telling me why he still loves me and what made him fall in love with me in the first place.

Having this time to contemplate my next step in making more of my dreams come true is . . . a dream come true. I’ve driven 13 hours in two days and I can’t wait to lay down and drift off with the pictures of all the incredible scenery I’ve been blessed to see.

I recommend everyone hit the road, even if it’s just for a day trip – it really gets your dream machine working.

A road trip, or time off from your everyday life is a GPS for your dream inspiration. It will help you find it again.

Take a road trip.

When was the last time you hit the road?


Laurie has several amazing dreams going on in her life at this time. She left 8 Women Dream in November of 2010 to devote more time to Club B and her NIA business.

  • Catherine

    Holy road trip girlfriend – how did I miss not commenting on this?

    Be careful where you are traveling – you are in the area where I got pregnant with Brian!

    That area brings out all your female primal instincts of “baby, get your arse over here and do me” thoughts!

    Enjoy it.

  • Laurie

    No worries, I’ve cut my hair into a mullet to fit in to the groove. I am having a ball! Hi Dream-girls……can’t wait to share my waterslide story with you……
    Love, Laurie

  • matt

    Careful up there in northern back-woods, country where a Mullet is their great Northwestern haircut characterised by the phrase ‘business at the front, party at the back’.

  • Veronica

    You make me want to fall in love. Few people actually get to have what you and Tom have, what a gift.

  • What a fun piece about taking a road trip. Have you seen the official David Byrne Journal @ He’s the former Talking Heads frontman, and he is artistic, musical and cultural! Plus his ramblings are fascinating. I think you might like it. I put the link in with my name too.

  • Terry

    I love this part of Washington – road trips are great!

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  • Remy G

    I love this idea! You sound like you make such a great team. And I agree…sometimes, its best just to hit the road, maps, instinct, interest…and water! thanks for posting even tho you are on the road. xoRem