I hate it.
I mean, it's fun to do for short amounts of time. It's fun to do when you're driving a stolen car, cease obeying traffic laws, and ....... um....never mind, forget I said that.
But anything over 2 hours is just plain boring.
Especially when 9/10 of the trip looks like this....
And once you hit the 10-12 hour mark, it's "gouge my eyeballs out with a spoon" time.
A couple weekends ago, we drove down to Amarillo, TX.
The ride down was completely occupied with...a) fighting the FM transmitter for the iPod, so our music wasn't invaded by static b) watching the scenery go by, and by, and by c) snacking d) consuming caffeine e) snacking f) watching cattle drives block our path g) sudoku...all with the added benefit of being fresh and awake.
The ride back was completely occupied with a) audio books b) napping c) magazines d) snacking e) caffeine f) snacking g) caffeine h) caffeine.
Unfortunately, we get to do it again next week.
Does anybody out there in blogland have any suggestions for passing the time during a 12 hour (each way) car trip?
And mortgaging my house for plane tickets isn't an option.
Selling a kidney for plane tickets - maybe.
I mean, I have two...and only need one....right?