When we start out on a road trip, we occasionally get a book on cd that we will all enjoy. One particular trip, we listened to John Steinbeck's Travels With Charley. We loved the book and all of the wisdom and clarity it gave us.


We have just brought home our newest member of our family, Charley, appropriately named for all of the travels and adventures we will have. One of my favorite quotes from the book is: "A journey is a person itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us."