When we drive between our homes, it takes several hours on the ferry, then a 10 hour day of driving followed by another 12 hour day of driving. It’s grueling but we just want to get home…no matter which home we’re traveling to. And truth be told, I do ALL of the driving. My husband grew up in New York and drives like a crazed, aggressive maniac so I can’t/won’t be a passenger with him at the wheel.
Traveling with 2 little dogs requires frequent stops for “watering”. Sometimes it’s combined with filling the gas tank and sometimes it’s just at the interstate rest stops. Mr and I alternate who walks them.
Heading back to the car at the first rest stop, a lovely lady wearing jeans and a bright T-shirt smiled at me and said “You look really wonderful. Have a safe trip”. Hmm, sort of unusual for a rest stop conversation. I thanked her and mentioned her comment to my husband. “Really, that’s funny, she was panhandling, didn’t you see her sign?” I hadn’t…so I chalked the compliment up to her hoping for a donation.
At the second rest stop a woman leaving the ladies room said to me “Nice outfit, you look great”. I’m taken a little by surprise because she’s clearly not panhandling and people just don’t say those sort of things along the interstate…not that I’ve heard.
The next day, several rest stops later a woman looks across the sinks at me and exclaims,”You look simply fabulous”. Again, no pan handing sign. When I got back to the car I asked my husband to take a picture of me. I just thought I needed to have a look.
Driving for long periods of time takes it’s toll on my skin even though I slather myself with strong sunscreen. I always wear a hat tipped to the side for shade, a scarf to completely cover my neck and décolleté, big dark “back off” sunglasses and red lipstick.
Well clearly I will never write a “What I Wore” blog because this is what he took. Photography is not his strong suit. The car is sideways, I look like I’m leaning and it’s totally out of focus.
However, it does show me wearing said hat, black cigarette pants, simple black T, silver hoops and my Hermes scarf backwards like a cowboy to protect my neck from the sun. Nothing unusual to me, but the gals at the rest stop were mighty impressed.
What do you wear for car trips to no where?