Have you ever had any dreams or long-standing aspirations in your life, some idea that takes your fancy and makes you think, "I'd really like to do that someday"? Have you ever thought of something you'd really like to do, something on your bucket list that's always in the back of your mind to do sometime in your life? For me, the dream that I've had for a long time is a cross-country road trip. Ever since I was little, I always wanted to get in a car with some friends or family and just drive, take this long road trip away from home, going anywhere but not looking back. I always heard these songs on the radio, the songs that talk about grabbing your keys, packing up and just driving away, songs like "Suburban War" or "Heads Carolina, Tails California" about leaving. I always had a romanticized view of that, and I still do. Me and my friends have discussed how amazing it would be to go on some kind of road trip after graduating senior year, just packing up a car or an RV or something and hitting the road, going through every state, stopping at every major landmark and tourist trap, maybe spending the whole summer on the road with each other. I know it probably won't happen the summer after senior year, but I've promised myself that sometime in my life I'm going to take that great road trip, traveling all over the US with friends or family or someone. It's one of the dreams I've had for a long time. Has anyone else ever had any long-standing dreams like that?