My boy is driving to Washington DC today, somewhere he has never been before. He is traveling with two friends. I know LJ is 21 years old now, but I also know that this boy could get lost walking down the hallway in our house. Directionally challenged is a mild way of putting it. We loaned him our GPS to help with this trip but you don’t think that stops me from worrying do you.
I sent him the following email with a little advice. If you can think of anything to add please let me know. Will either my children or I ever get old enough so that I won't feel the need to keep giving advice?
Could you let me know before you leave. I mean God always pay attention but mothers still have a need to remind Him.
So here are a few things I just need to tell you, indulge me please.
Don't rush, give yourself plenty of time. We passed 5 cars pulled by HW Patrol in Raleigh with in a 3 mile stretch last weekend. Plus we have notice that VA really patrols their highways carefully!! They do not like speeders.
Keep your phone charged.
Take your AAA card.
If you have an extra key let one of the other keep it with them.
Check the air in your tires.
Stop when you need to or you get sleepy.
Don't leave Boone (the GPS) on the dash.
Find out where the bad/dangerous part of DC are and avoid them like the plague.
It's a big city, wouldn't hurt to keep your wallet in your front pocket and don't carry ALL your cash with you.
Make sure you do take some cash.
Look both ways before you cross the street.
Don't drink and drive.
Don't do drugs.
Brush your teeth.
Don't run with scissors.
And above all else CALL YOUR MOTHER!!
I'm sure I will think of more things I need to share with you soon, I'll text.
Love you baby!