Leaving the Bay and San Francisco’s June Gloom behind us, Sara fussed with the rented Prius’ radio, before finding my favorite station that I was wise enough to preset.
“You’ve got good taste in music, kid.”
It didn’t seem to matter whether we listened to music from my youth or what’s current now, we enjoyed both. Thank goodness. Nothing kills a road trip faster than different tastes in music in the same small car.
“So, we’ve got our requisite tourist stops: Disneyland, Venice, and the Chinese Theater. Oh, and the beach. Anything else you want to make sure we hit this week?”
“The County Museum of Art? And I know we’re doing Disney, but can we also spend a day at Universal Studios? I’ve never been.”
“Now that is why you are so much fun to hang with, Sara. A local art museum and a theme park. Gotta hand it to you for enjoying opposite ends of the spectrum.”
“Ah, Aunt Julie, you know I aim to please!” Her sarcasm nearly lost stifling a snicker.
Though she technically was one now, she’d always been like a little adult. I was happy to play the role of ‘cool aunt’, but Sara was more like a little sister to me. I wanted to protect her as much as I wanted to ride a roller coaster with her - our arms high in the air, screaming the whole way ‘round.
Florence + The Machine began pumping out music with the voice that could sing an insurance claim and still wrap notes around us. Our hands collided reaching out to crank the volume up as we sang along with Florence while the pavement rolled under us.It's time for Write on Edge's Red Writing Hood prompt! This week we're taking our fictional characters out for a spin, or more specifically, a road trip.
I've grabbed my main character, Julianne, from my #NaNoWriMo writing and her niece for this trip!