Road Trippin’… With my parents…

Yes, you read that correctly. Next week, I’ll be embarking on a very long car ride with Sue and Al. My cousin Mary is getting married and she lives in Michigan (as does her whole family. Her dad is my mom’s brother… in case you wanted the whole story!) and when my sister and I decided that we wanted to go, too, I started looking into flights. Mom and dad were planning on driving all long because they love adventures like that, but since I’m not retired and don’t have as much time as they do to have extended vacations, I figured I’d just fly and meet them on Friday.

Well, roundtrip flights were outrageous, so when I started to hint to my dad about potentially hitching a ride with them to Michigan and taking a one-way flight home, he couldn’t have been more excited. To quote him, the convo went like this “Nickie, you have NO IDEA how much I would love for you to do the trip to Michigan with us. Really, it would mean the world to me. We’ll have a nice picnic lunch and if you just chip in for gas we’ll be in good shape.” So, I mean, how could I not agree to that?!


So, mom and dad are picking me up next Thursday morning at 8am sharp and we’ll drive until our picnic lunch (which, when you’re with the Gagnon’s, is always an event with lots of snacks and fun things to eat… and plenty of wine!) and then keep driving until we get to the Buffalo, NY area (I think). We are spending the night there and then getting back on the road early Friday morning to make the final trek to Sterling Heights, MI, making a pit-stop first at the Detroit airport to pick up my sister (she’s flying from a client site).


In all honesty, I’m really excited about the trip- even the ridiculously long drive! I always have such a great time with my family and I love weddings because there is so much love and so much dancing!! 🙂

But, here’s where I need your help… I’m bringing my iPad and am in need of a good book or two to download. In addition, I’d love to download a movie to watch. So…

  1. What’s the best book you’ve read lately? I need help picking one!
  2. Can you rent movies from iTunes? Or do I have to buy them? What movie should I buy/rent?

I could really use your help, so please leave your suggestions in the comments 🙂

also, don’t worry- I’ve already decided that if I get bored, I can raid the cooler and snag some vino to keep things interesting… or put me to sleep 😉 jk… kind of…

13 thoughts on “Road Trippin’… With my parents…

  1. Lindsey says:

    Fun!!! I love how you are picking up Danielle on MT’s dime lol. Gotta milk that job for what it’s worth! You should read “Love Anthony” by Lisa Genova, or really any book by her (Still Alice and Left Neglected were both amazing too). You can rent movies on iTunes! Cheap enough and they usually last 24-48 hours

  2. suzanne gagnon says:

    Hi Honey, Can’t wait for our road trip!! Trust me, there will be lots of wine( I have a special bottle for you!!)–This could be considered a “Foliage ride”, so…Buck up!! Mom

  3. Robin says:

    Special bottle? Hummm, would that be your fav J Lohr or my fav Michael Jackson? As for book ideas, I’ve been plowing through Elin Hildebrands novels. They are fun, summer reads….and it’s still officially summer…right? Her book settings all take place on Nantucket. Have fun on your adventure!

  4. Dana says:

    Ok, so I just read Gillian Flynn’s “Gone Girl” and was absolutely in love with it. She also wrote “Sharp Objects” and that was phenomenal too. If I think of any other good ones ill let you know!

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