This is such a tough question to answer, if I were in a long trip in a van and could not drive which three people alive or dead would I want as travel companions? Let’s assume that my children are also in the van otherwise this question would be easy to answer.
The first person I would want to be with me is my Grandma June. She passed away when I was about eleven, she was the most amazing woman I had ever met. She encouraged me in all that I did. Taught me how to walk quietly and with leaving as little evidence as possible that you were there. She could he walking down a gravel road and you wouldn’t hear a thing, she was just that amazing. She showed me how to appreciate beauty in everything, often stopping to enjoy the flowers in the ditches. We enjoyed the same books and a love for writing. I recall her showing me her poems when I excitedly told her I wanted to be an author. We were supposed to go to the Amana Colonies together about a week before she died but she cancelled because she wasn’t feeling well. We never got to go on a trip together so I would want her to be my first companion so we could finally have that moment. It would be nice to listen to family stories.
My other two companions would be my parents. I would rather have them with me and create wonderful memories than have some famous person who I would never see again. When I was younger travelling with my parents was fun. Dad would stop at these amazing truck stops and diners, it seemed like many people skipped over them. I loved exploring them. Often times we’d stop at antique shops so we could browse through clocks and watches to see if we could find a treasure. It would be fun to be able to do that again. Plus if I couldn’t drive I would rather it be my dad behind the wheel.
I suppose my three are rather ordinary but it’s perfect for me. Who would you travel with?