Todd: So Tres, you said when you were younger, you took many family car trips.
Tres: Oh yes. You can say I grew up in the car. We’d take road trips from Oklahoma (state of Oklahoma) to say Florida or Georgia, Mississippi. We’d even drive up north to New York, and I’ve taken road trips to Colorado, and Seattle Washington. Inside the car, when I’m with my brothers and sisters, sometimes we’d fight but most of the time we’d play various games. For example we’d count the license plates.
Todd: So license plates are the, like I.D. on the back of a car.
Tres: Right. I.D. on the back of a car, and depending on the state, the license plate changes. So we try to see, how many states we can count. And who every got the most states by the end of the trip of course would win. We’d do other things, for example, my parents always made sure that we visited historical sites to learn about the local culture of the area. And we’d also try the local foods that existed. So whenever we’d drive to the south, for example, if we drove through Louisiana, we’d try Cajun food. Which is full of gumbo (which is another word for okra), and rice, and Cray fish (which is sort of like a lobster).
Todd: Sounds good. It’s spicy?
Tres: Oh yea it’s very spicy. Very very spicy. So we had a lot of fun times in the car.
Todd: So did you have some bad times in the car? Did you fight with your brothers and your sisters?
Tres: Occasionally we would fight. I was the youngest of three, so I always lost. So it was very hard. And I had the middle seat. So if my older brother fought with my older sister, then I was stuck in the centre.
Todd: Not fun.
Tres: Not fun at all. But we hardly every fought and I would say the road trips were a lot of fun.
Todd: Yeah. I took a lot of road trips with my family I remember them very fondly.