Thursday, July 22, 2010

driving along in my automobile


Summertime to me means road trip time. There is really nothing like packing up the car, making sure you’ve got some good treats and great music and preparing for the long road ahead. Depending on the company, I personally think road trips are a fantastic way to vacation. Getting to your destination becomes half the fun! And I don’t think I’m alone…Marta has posted some of her most helpful tips for how to road trip in style. My personal fave? Bringing socks to cuddle up in after kicking off the flip flops! I thought I was the only one!


I’ve always dreamed of just getting in a car and driving, not having a plan, not having a destination and just making decisions on the fly about where to go. It would be so freeing to not worry about getting through traffic or getting somewhere ‘on-time’. I always picture my road-trip-to-wherever-life-takes-me beginning on a hot summer day in an old red convertible, with my hair blowing in the wind and the perfect tunes blaring on the radio. I want to drive without a worry, close my eyes, put my finger on a map and just find a way to get there. I want to come to a T in the road and have to choose right or left, not knowing what lies behind either turn.

Road trips offer a different perspective for exploring. They allow you to show off your ability to recognize license plates or to count blue cars as the speed by. I think what I like best about road trips is spending quality time with my fellow adventurers. While there may be several downsides (raunchy reststops and a little road rage!) I really feel they are suited to summertime travel.

Do you love to road trip? What are your tips for a successful road trip?

5 comments:

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I've never really road tripped. Usually if I'm on a long drive anywhere it's to get from point A to point B. I've always thought it would be fun to just DRIVE though.

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I love road trips! My favorite one ever was a trip from Banff to Vancouver. We drove from Banff to Lake Louise and then through BC stopping for a night in Kamloops then on over to Vancouver. It was magical!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & for the bday wishes. So happy to get introduced to yours. Looking forward to following along :)

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh I love road trips! My favorite one ever was a trip from Banff to Vancouver. We drove from Banff to Lake Louise and then through BC stopping for a night in Kamloops then on over to Vancouver. It was magical!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog & for the bday wishes. So happy to get introduced to yours. Looking forward to following along :)

Suz said...

Every summer I try and do a road trip to a place I've never been before.

Tips
-Don't plan something. Just drive.
-Don't go to a chain restaurant. Go to small diners and random funky places.
-Go where the wind takes you!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love road trips!!! I have taken several this summer, and a couple more are still planned! I think having good music is the best thing for them!