Road trip Questions

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Road trip Questions
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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 9:20am

Road rules, Do you have any when you travel

Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car

DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment

Who drives, Do you take turns

How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken

 

 

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Thu, 06-26-2014 - 4:00pm

Ha!  I read Jaws at age 12, also.  And you're right about the dirtiness.  Surprised


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Registered: 05-27-1998
Thu, 06-26-2014 - 3:42pm

Road rules? Why, yes. DH books the flights and rents the car, I make the hotel reservations and get dining recs from Chowhound.

Meal breaks? Breakfast at the hotel or B&B, lunch is a picnic, dinner at a restaurant.

Radio and conversation, singing, word game.

Dh drives the car he rented.

The longest road trip I ever took gave me PTSD. It was a cross-country trek in the summer of 1975 with my parents and us four kids that involved a flat tire, a broken water pump, food poisoning, a bad-tempered dad, the confiscation of a "FILTHY" book I was reading (Jaws--it really was too dirty for a 12 year old), and lots of fighting. It was so horrific that after we attended my uncle's wedding in Alabama, my dad booked us all flights back to Seattle and drove the car all the way back himself.

My rule as an adult is that if the destination is more than 6 hours away, we fly. We may drive around for more than 6 hours on a given day, but only because we are sightseeing at the destination. Even the very phrase "road trip" is synonymous with "stuff people do when they get to Hell."

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 7:52pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p>My kid just reminded me of a rule we use to have:  When we stop for gas, everybody goes to the bathroom.  no arguing about whether you "have to go."  You have to go.</p>

Ah, I forgot we do have that rule too, so we do have one hard and fast rule...everyone goes to the bathroom when we stop.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 6:34pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>Road rules, Do you have any when you travel</p><p>Do you take meal breaks when you travel or do you eat in the car</p><p>DVD, Iphone/pod, radio, other for entertainment</p><p>Who drives, Do you take turns</p><p><span>How far is/was the longest road trip you've taken</span></p>

The driver has control over the radio.

Meal breaks

Read, talk.  DH does not like the radio when driving so I listen to my i-pod.

DH drives.

For a one way trip when  we moved from North Dakota to Florida,   1638 miles.  For a round trip,  Florida to Michigan and back 2066.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 6:28pm
I should add that when we go on road trips our dog goes with us, And when we take bathroom breaks he does too. I guess you could it a rule that he be walked around but somebody usually volunteers to take him for a bathroom break, Lol.

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 5:45pm

My kid just reminded me of a rule we use to have:  When we stop for gas, everybody goes to the bathroom.  no arguing about whether you "have to go."  You have to go.

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 3:26pm
We don't usually drive. The longest car trip we ever took was from NY to DC. We both detest sitting in a car.
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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:50pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&lt;blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"&gt;&lt;div class="quote-author"&gt;&lt;em class="placeholder"&gt;jamblessedthree&lt;/em&gt; wrote:&lt;/div&gt;My brother lives in Vancouver, His job took him there. He was there a year before his wife and kids joined him and I think they've lived there a total of 3 years now. I've never been there but I've heard it is really nice.&lt;/blockquote&gt;.  Here is a really embarrassing story that will give you and Molly fodder for years.  A few years back, I received an invitation to deliver a paper from someone who said that he was representing "a small college in Vancouver."  I've wanted to go to Vancouver forever. So I said yes right away.  It was only when I got the airline tickets several months later that I realized I had agreed to speak in Vancouver, Washington rather than Vancouver, British Columbia.  It worked out OK because I really like Portland, Oregon. which is right across the river.&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Lol.</p><p>I ddin't even know there was a Vancouver, Washington.  </p>
.  Me neither, then.  But I do now!

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:48pm

One of my favorite highways is I-95, It takes you all the way up to Maine and Massachusetts especially is so pretty to drive through. We took it all the way down to Disney several years ago too, It was a pretty straight shot for us.  

 

 

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Tue, 06-24-2014 - 2:36pm

bordwithyou wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">jamblessedthree</em> wrote:</div>My brother lives in Vancouver, His job took him there. He was there a year before his wife and kids joined him and I think they've lived there a total of 3 years now. I've never been there but I've heard it is really nice.</blockquote>.  Here is a really embarrassing story that will give you and Molly fodder for years.  A few years back, I received an invitation to deliver a paper from someone who said that he was representing "a small college in Vancouver."  I've wanted to go to Vancouver forever. So I said yes right away.  It was only when I got the airline tickets several months later that I realized I had agreed to speak in Vancouver, Washington rather than Vancouver, British Columbia.  It worked out OK because I really like Portland, Oregon. which is right across the river.</p>

Lol.

I ddin't even know there was a Vancouver, Washington.  

 

 

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