Road Trip with an 80-year-old

To celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday, which coincided with a very challenging week of placing my dad in a board and care, my sister and I are taking Mom on a road trip.

Day by day, Dad is adjusting, and we have lined up plenty of activities to keep him busy. Not sure how he’ll do when Mom returns, but for now, all is well.

So we’re up in Oregon, visiting my college daughter, and we are amazed at the natural beauty of this state. Dinner-plate sized blooms on rhododendrens of every color, as big as trees! I’ll post a picture when I get back home. You have to see them to believe them.

Just about to return to reality…a long, long day ahead spent on glorious (ha!) interstate 5.

But we’re returning with lighter spirits, refreshed. It’s good to remember to laugh, and I think we have laughed for two-thirds of this trip.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.