Summer Road Trip

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My Summer Road Trip
The late June Texas sun was hot as it came through the window of my Caliber. I had begun my road trip to the lake house in Mineola early that morning. I had dressed for comfort, wearing my blue shorts and my favorite worn out tee, I knew it was going to be a long hot drive. As I drove down the road, I soon realized that I had never been anywhere alone before. This was a new feeling to me, one of strength and fear rolled into one. While fighting the traffic to get out of town, I was thinking back on the conversation Mother and I had had the night before. “But what if you have to stop, what if you have a flat tire?” mother’s voice was full of concern, “You know a stranger can grab you, they prey on women traveling alone!” “Mother, please!” I begged, “I am grown and I have kids of my own. I know the dangers that you have drilled them into my head my whole life! I have a cell phone, and I’ll be okay.” “I just love you, and you know you mean the world to me. I cannot help but worry about you being alone.” “I know you love me and I promise you I will be okay. It is only for a couple of nights.” I wondered if she would ever look at me as an adult and know that she taught me what I need to know in the world. Mother’s worried words soon faded out of my mind just as the city faded away into the countryside. I now began to feel at ease and somehow stronger about being alone. I could see the heat waves rising off the pavement on the road ahead as the traffic began to thin out. Not letting the heat of a Texas summer ruin my trip, I turned up the air conditioner. I could not help but smile as I felt the frosty air as it blew my hair back. I continued to head east on the highway. The dark green of the pine trees loomed over the road and seemed to go on forever. The smells of fresh pine filled the car and nearly overpowered my senses. Just outside the pine forest I noticed graceful as they grazed near the road. They briefly looked up and I saw the peace...
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