1966_chevrolet_impala_side.jpg When I was a kid, “family trips” in my parent’s 1968 metallic green Chevrolet Impala station wagon were always a mixture of family dynamics and heat. My sister who was 9 1/2 years older would lament about lost time with her boyfriends; my brother, would recount his adventures with the “older” boys detail by detail; mom would happily listen to all conversations; and dad would yell with the accuracy of sniper’s bullet if our voices became too loud or if we moved around too much. I sat in the far cabin usually nauseated and sweating because the car ran very hot …did I mention it had no air-conditioning.

For entertainment, we had the factory AM radio that could barely pull in a staticky, muffled signal or we could sing…as long as it was not too loud and there weren’t any big movements. Window opening was strictly verboten. One thing was always for sure, there was a hierarchy and my father (or whoever was behind the wheel) was in charge.

Little did I know, these “family trips” were life-defining. The conversations were a means of checking into each other’s live. The singing was a way of re-tuning the family language. Adventures we experienced amalgamated us as a group. And finally, the music we all agreed to listen to harmonized us new balance trainers sale. At the end of these “family” trips, we were much closer and communicated much better…even though hotter.

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