“‘Tis the season for road trips — if time and money were out of the equation, what car-based adventure would you go on? (If you don’t or can’t drive, any land-based journey counts.)“
When I was in elementary school, I couldn’t ride a bicycle until I became a fifth grader. Basically we were allowed to pedal to our school when we became second graders if we lived outside a certain range from the school. And most kids did. I was so awfully clumsy!
In the morning my father would give me a ride to school, so I just had to walk home, mostly with my friends, after school. About 4 kilometers to home every day. Quite a road trip to kids. We lived in the countryside, so we did a lot of things on the way home. Chatting, singing, playing along the way. When I was alone, I often daydreamed. Imagining things. The stories I made up, I mean, imaginative ones, in those days and even later had kind of background images of those landscapes.