Prompt: This week, we’d like you to take us on an actual journey, specifically a road trip? Think about who is in the car. Where are they going and why? What’s on the radio or what are the travelers talking about?
Texas was made for road trips, Katie thought, as she buckled her seat belt and started the engine. The back roads of the state rolled into the horizon, begging to be explored. Katie blew out a sigh, impatient.
The passenger door was suddenly flung open, and Laura threw herself into the car.
"Whoop!" she yelled. Katie rolled her eyes.
"It's like a rule that you can only make that annoying a sound if you went to A&M, which you did not. Now buckle up."
Laura grabbed a duffel from the curb and swung it into the back seat. She closed the door and inserted a cassette into the stereo.
The first rumblings of ZZ Top's La Grange growled in the confines of the vehicle. Katie and Laura rolled down their windows; it wasn't officially a road trip unless the windows were down and ZZ Top was blaring. Katie slid her cheap sunglasses on her face and put the car in gear.
"HEY!!!!" Katie looked over Laura's shoulder to see Cathy standing next to the car, hands on her hips. She turned down the radio, kept her foot on the brake.
"Hey," Katie said, smiling at her roommate.
"Where are y'all going?" Cathy wanted to know.
"We're going to Brenham," Laura danced a little in her seat. "For Blue Bell ice cream."
"That's a three hour trip!" Cathy was incredulous. "Couldn't you just go to the Sac 'n' Pac and buy some?"
Katie looked at Laura. The two looked at Cathy and grinned.
"Nope." Katie said. "We'll see you when we see you."
She pulled away from the curb, and Laura turned up the ZZ Top, and the two girls hollered a goodbye as they left their cares behind.