Monday, June 1, 2009
Unpleasant Road Trips
I know that road trips have the stigma of being a fun and awesome time where you can let the wind blow in your hair and be totally carefree. I am sure that is possible, but I have to confess that overall, most of my road trips have been a drag where I am driving through a seriously boring part of the country to visit a family member for a holiday, etc.
One perfect example of this is when my boyfriend and I drove to Oklahoma to see my parents for Thanksgiving. The drive in itself was about nine hours, and we didn't want to take too much time off of work, so we only stayed overnight. That means about 18 hours of driving within 48 hours -- yikes! It may have been okay if we were looking over delightful scenery or sites, but no offense to those from this area of the US, but Oklahoma seems to be pretty flat and boring. Where my parents live is actually beautiful, with rivers and hills and trees galore, but this drive did absolutely nothing for us. The only saving grace was all of the music that I had put on my iPod that we could listen to for hours to keep us entertained. A small silver lining...