Tomorrow (during my regular blogging hours), I'll be driving to Chicago to visit my son. Six hours, in a car, alone, and back again on Thursday... Almost heaven.
I actually like driving long distances alone. The obvious reasons: I get to listen AND sing out loud to whatever music I want; I can chat on the phone when I choose, not worried about waking fellow passengers; but, mostly, I get to think! Driving alone is great for my WIP. In the past, I've jotted down dozens of ideas while (carefully) driving 70mph down lonesome highways. Hopefully this trip will be just as productive.
This trip to see my son is long overdue. The highlight will be dinner for just the two of us-in a big family, alone time is hard to come by- good food, good wine, and good conversation with a great kid... er, young man.
The fact that he lives in one of the greatest shopping cities in the country is just a bonus.
Talk to you all on Friday.