My Favorite Drives (So Far)

The holiday season is a time for family. It is also peak travel season for any of us who seek family anywhere humanly possible. The roads are jammed with vehicles full of people and the presents they'll give to one another. The lyric is right when they describe this as "the most wonderful time of the year."

When families gather around, they're on the road involved in an epic drive to their destination. Or, they're sitting down for a story or two. Of course, I am reminded that things have changed since I was a kid. Television and video games have replaced stories of Santa, the birth of Jesus and the oil lamp at the temple in Jerusalem. Forza 4 and Gran Turismo 5 yield to no religious tradition or fable of a magical chubby bearded fella in a red velour suit.

So, let me tell you some stories…