When I was a kid our family would pile into the station wagon and drive to visit family on the West Coast every other summer. My parents had great senses of humor and always carried these plastic containers filled with tapes of some of the best comedians of the time…Bob Newhart…Flip Wilson…Bill Cosby…Johnny Carson.
The trip was long and the scenery was boring, but we’d pass the time as a family picking out different tapes and laughing. Don’t get me wrong: the destination was great. But it was the ride with my family that was most memorable. It’s where I got my sense of humor, my appreciation of storytelling and my love of a great road trip!