There were two cars at Deep Creek Lake for the post-Thanksgiving trip back to Silver Spring, Maryland. I went with Leo—his longest driving since he got his license a few months ago. His father was in the front seat next to him in case he needed advice, and Seth and I were in the back. Occupants’ ages ranged from sixteen to 80-something. Subjects discussed follow:
I had never heard a single song on Leo’s playlist. But music was a big part of the trip as Jeremy quizzed Seth on the artists of the best hits of the 80’s. Seth knew them all. I knew none of them. I asked Seth to quiz me on top hits of the 50’s. I recognized every single song even though I couldn’t name any of the artists except Patti Page. Classical music was not discussed.
Me: Long down coat zipped to my chin. Jeremy and Seth: normal winter jackets, unzipped. Leo: shorts and a sweatshirt
A very, very short discussion on possible online dating sites.
Two large plastic bags containing approximately thirty-five brands of what used to be called “penny candy". Bought by Seth at a nearby candy store to be shared upon his return to Brazil, we each were allowed samples. I chomped on Hot Tamales and Turkish Taffy.
DURATION OF THE TRIP
Not long enough.