Road Trippin Fluff...

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Road Trippin Fluff...
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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 6:26pm

Apologies to those who don't like road trips...top 10 thoughts/comments from my latest road trip...

1.  How many miles do you consider a road trip and when does it cross over into an insanity trip?

2.  Armadillos, endangered species or not?

3.  Boiled peanuts, regular or cajun?

4. GPS, MapQuest, road atlas or some combo?

5.  Hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, condo, house or ?

6.  Rent or drive your own car?

7.  How often do you stop?

8.  How many tent revivals did you see on your last road trip?

9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ?

10.  Eat local or fast food?


PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 8:48pm

1.  How many miles do you consider a road trip and when does it cross over into an insanity trip?

We don't do long road trips (which I consider overnight) so I will just use the time we have gone from just one state to another (done twice and was about 6 hours each way). lol. 

2.  Armadillos, endangered species or not?

For what? 

3.  Boiled peanuts, regular or cajun?

Have seen a MILLION signs for these but have not tried yet.

4. GPS, MapQuest, road atlas or some combo?

Mapquest is horrible (they tell us to literally us to drive THROUGH a fence to get around the block lol), GPS on phones but my hubby likes the old fashioned road atlas.

5.  Hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, condo, house or ?

Depends on what we are doing. Last "road trip" we stayed in a hotel and a home. 

6.  Rent or drive your own car?

We rented a car.

7.  How often do you stop?

It all depends on the age of the kids, IME. 

8.  How many tent revivals did you see on your last road trip?

None 

9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ?

Radio

10.  Eat local or fast food?

We ate fast food on the road, local once we got to our destination.


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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 8:35pm

1.  How many miles do you consider a road trip and when does it cross over into an insanity trip? Depends on where you are going--traveling at least 2 hours usually.

2.  Armadillos, endangered species or not?  No armadillos here.

3.  Boiled peanuts, regular or cajun? Never had them & they don't sound good.

4. GPS, MapQuest, road atlas or some combo?  We have a gps and can use iphone maps now too.

5.  Hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, condo, house or ?  Usually hotel.  If it's a road trip with a destination then maybe a house or condo--just depends.

6.  Rent or drive your own car?  My own car, unless my road trip started out with air travel.

7.  How often do you stop?  Every couple hours.

8.  How many tent revivals did you see on your last road trip?<

9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ? Ipods

10.  Eat local or fast food? Local

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 7:51pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
I learned this trip that I can't follow a book on cd to save my life.  Kept me a awake though trying to figure it out.

DH and I started listening to them when we were driving back and forth from IL.  We started out with things that were really easy to follow, like John Grisham or Michael Crichton.  I think it's one of those things that if you do it a lot it gets easier.  I listen to lots of books now (while walking and doing housework) and can listen to almost anything.  

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 7:43pm

<<9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ?  iPhone playing audiobooks when I rent a car for work travel and I'm by myself.  Usually in our car, it's the radio or cds.>>

I learned this trip that I can't follow a book on cd to save my life.  Kept me a awake though trying to figure it out.


PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 7:23pm

1.  How many miles do you consider a road trip and when does it cross over into an insanity trip?

500-800 is a good guideline for road trip. Longer is insanity--we're hitting insanity territory soon.

2.  Armadillos, endangered species or not?

Yuck. I read somewhere that they carry all sorts of nasty diseases.

3.  Boiled peanuts, regular or cajun?

Peanut free!

4. GPS, MapQuest, road atlas or some combo?

Combo of all.

5.  Hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, condo, house or ?

Usually hotel. But our next trip will involve a house w/a few other families...

6.  Rent or drive your own car?

Drive my own vehicle.

7.  How often do you stop?

Whenever I have to pee, which is directly related to how much diet coke I drink.

8.  How many tent revivals did you see on your last road trip?

0

9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ?

kids have iPods/iPhone and movies.

10.  Eat local or fast food?

LOCAL FOOD! The best part of travel!

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 7:22pm

1.  How many miles do you consider a road trip and when does it cross over into an insanity trip?  Road trips are almost always made of insanity, but I pretty much consider any time I travel outside of the county a road trip.

2.  Armadillos, endangered species or not? No idea.

3.  Boiled peanuts, regular or cajun? Never had them.

4. GPS, MapQuest, road atlas or some combo? A combo of the Maps app on my iPhone, a printout from Google maps, and occasionally a road atlas.  Thinking about getting a GPS.  I went to a meeting in a city 3 hours away with a colleague and she had one.  It was really quite nifty.

5.  Hotel, motel, bed & breakfast, condo, house or ?  Depends on the vacation.  A house at the beach with the family, a hotel or motel on a road trip, a hotel for conference travel, and a bed and breakfast on a romantic getaway with DH.

6.  Rent or drive your own car?  I rent a car for work travel, but we drive our own car otherwise.

7.  How often do you stop?  As often as we want/need.  DH and I are both pretty laid back about stops.  We'll get there when we get there.

8.  How many tent revivals did you see on your last road trip? None.

9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ?  iPhone playing audiobooks when I rent a car for work travel and I'm by myself.  Usually in our car, it's the radio or cds.

10.  Eat local or fast food?  Usually fast food along the way and local once we get to our destination.  I'd like to do more local eating along the way though.

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 7:03pm

grapthars_hammer wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">pumpkinangel</em> wrote:</div>&lt;p&gt;&amp;lt;&amp;lt;&lt;span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif"&gt;8.  How many tent rivals did you see on your last road trip? - &lt;/span&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;tent rivals?&amp;gt;&amp;gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;Sorry, revivals...I saw two this last trip!&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;&lt;p&gt;&lt;strong&gt;&lt;em&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/strong&gt;&lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>I've never EVER seen a tent revival.  I don't feel like my life has been cheated ;)</p>

I didn't stop to join but I did find it interesting as I passed.  Hey, it was a really long road trip.  :)

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 6:57pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p>&lt;&lt;<span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif">8.  How many tent rivals did you see on your last road trip? - </span><strong><em>tent rivals?&gt;&gt;</em></strong></p><p><strong><em>Sorry, revivals...I saw two this last trip!</em></strong></p><p><strong><em><br /></em></strong></p>

I've never EVER seen a tent revival.  I don't feel like my life has been cheated ;)

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 6:52pm

<<8.  How many tent rivals did you see on your last road trip? - tent rivals?>>

Sorry, revivals...I saw two this last trip!


PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 07-01-2013 - 6:52pm

pumpkinangel wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">Apologies to those who don't like road trips...top 10 t</span><span style="font-family:Arial, sans-serif; font-size:11pt">houghts/comments from my latest road trip...</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">1.  How many miles do you consider a road trip and when does it cross over into an insanity trip?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">2.  Armadillos, endangered species or not?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">3.  Boiled peanuts, regular or cajun?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">4. GPS, MapQuest, road atlas or some combo?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">5.  Hotel, motel, bed &amp; breakfast, condo, house or ?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">6.  Rent or drive your own car?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">7.  How often do you stop?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">8.  How many tent rivals did you see on your last road trip?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">9.  Ipod, podcast, radio, cds or ?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif">10.  Eat local or fast food?</span></p><p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-family:Arial, sans-serif"><br /></span></p>

1.  I measure road trips by time--sort of.  Longer than a hour is USUALLY a road trip with the exception of errands in and around the DC area and then it's just a nuisance. Insanity trip?  Longer than 14 hours with no hotel. (That's the time to Disney :D)

2.  I have absolutely no idea.

3. Oh, retch.  Even a trip of one hour would be insanity with boiled peanuts.

4. GPS with a MapQuest "pre-chaser"--I like to have a mental image of approximately where I'm going in my head, although this can occasionally play against me if I disagree with where Lola tries to take me--Lola has an unholy fixation with roads that have 80 trillion traffic signals and no amount of my changing preferences has been able to cure her of it.

5. yes.  :)  There's a B&B that I really like up in Lancaster County, although I haven't stayed in a couple years because it's pricy and I like to save my money for the fabric shopping. 

6. Drive my own.

7. Usually every couple hours, if only for a pee break and to keep the hips, knees and ankles from getting cranky.

8. I have no idea what that means.

9. Usually satellite radio, but when I drive out to Moms I'll also bring along a portable DVD player and play movies with lots of dialogue in them--generally stuff I've seen numerous times (and therefore that I don't have to watch, but only listen to).  Pretty much, anything I'll play in the sewing room while I'm working is the sort of thing I'll also drive to.

10.  Generally on a road trip out to Moms, it's fast food.  But I usually pack a cooler of fruit and water and then stop at the Subway on the way out of town for the meal-type food (also for the cooler).  I like to get a turkey sub and load it down with spinach, tomato, cucumber and, when they have it, shaved carrots (and if they don't, I bring a bag of shaved carrots with me to add in).  Pop a small container of Italian dressing to add to the sandwich when I eat it and it's generally better than anything I'd get on the road and it forces me to stop when I eat, which I don't usually like to do.

When a trip is more about the road tripping than getting to Moms for a visit, I'm more willing to venture further off the highway to look for local places to eat.  For instance, a road trip out on the Eastern Shore is totes about all the cool little diners and restaurants I can find.  I lurves me some good mid-Atlantic seafood :)