So one thing I learned from the Quintessential American Road Trip I took with my family this summer is that road trips are full of snapshot memories. Some are breathtaking,
some too many are frustrating and a few are knee-slapping funny.
For example, it was amusing how for the first 20 hours of our trip, all four adult and near-adult human passengers got obsessed with the STUPIDEST GAME EVER (the dogs could care less). Here’s the objective: to count the most cows.
Yep, that’s it.
What makes the game amusing is if your team passes a church on your side of the road, your cows marry and you get to double the number of your cows. However, if there’s a cemetery on your side of the road, all your cows die and your count goes back to zero. The Daughter™ and I, who were teamed up against The Husband™ and The Son™, passed five flipping cemeteries, while they passed none! Apparently, there’s also a rule that if you pass a a church and graveyard at the same time, you are a sick bastard because you have just married off all your cows and killed them on their honeymoon. I’m not going to comment on how many times that happened.
Stories like these will soon be forgotten if I don’t record them. Yet, I don’t have a lot of time (nor motivation) to make a journal. Thus, tags are the perfect way to easily record short little snippets from our trip.
To see my tutorial and more pictures of retro altered tags, please visit the Altered Pages blog.
Psssst….The tags are designed to go with the Vintage Altered Art Suitcase I made.