My friend from high school is getting married. She’s too close to fly (in my opinion) but is several hundred miles away. So, my husband and I are taking a long weekend and driving out.
The best part of road trips is the actual journey. Road trips allow for stopping at odd attractions and interesting restaurants. I always pack great road snacks so you don’t have to stop if you don’t want to. But, I also wonder around truck stops just to see what merchandise they stock and sell. Truck stops stock everything from stuffed animals to beef jerky to household goods.
I enjoy leaving early while it is still dark. This avoids traffic and makes the most of the time (since I usually have a hard time sleeping the night before from the excitement of the trip ahead). The road is quiet and everyone is settled. You can talk to your road trip companion or take a quiet nap before the sun comes up.
Having a car, you can take extra things. You can pack extra shoes or mementos you wouldn’t be able to fit into a carry on (or checked) bag. A cooler is great to bring water and great to have to bring back cheese/fruit you picked up on the way home.
I’m looking forward to visiting with my friend over the long weekend, catching up, and seeing how I can serve her as she gets married.
Do you enjoy road trips? What has been your best road trip?