Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Road Trip!

The holidays bring a fresh wave of road trips for millions of Americans each year, and this year I too am riding that wave. Of course, none of it is to visit family, but rather a mixture of business and pleasure. Today, I'm heading to Pennsylvania (and back tomorrow) for the hubby's grad school interview. Then the day after Christmas, we're heading down south to hang with friends. Should be lots of good times.

So, what does that mean exactly?

Well, besides blogging from my phone, it means that I'm spending A LOT of time in the car. Fourteen hours today and tomorrow. Another 14 on Saturday. Add another six on Wednesday, and just for fun, let's add 22 on the way home. Did I mention that I hate riding in the car? Blech.

With that being said, what do you guys do to entertain yourself on long road trips? Do you write? What about reading? Or, my favorite, debating politics, life and religion with your companion? I brought my laptop to get some editing done, but not sure how much I'll accomplish with Three Days Grace jamming on the speakers. Apparently Dom's need to drive to music trumps my desire to write in silence.

Anyway, what do you do to keep from going crazy in the car? I'd really LOVE to know.

7 comments:

Voidwalker said...

Great time for audio books, if you are into them, otherwise, I just tend to shuffle through CD's and stuff. I'm usually the one who drives in those situations, so I can't use my laptop or phone :(

Stephanie Thornton said...

I agree with Void- I'm totally into audio books in the car. Can you bring your laptop and get any writing done?

Bane of Anubis said...

Yep -- books on tape. I'm all about arguing politics and religion, but the SO isn't into it.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Sleep, snacks, books (both real and audio), videos for the kids, and LOTS of conversation with the hubby (whether I want it or not - ha ha) :-)

Steph Damore said...

Okay, for the long trip I'll have to rent audio books. There hasn't been any debating yet, but we still have 2.5 hours to go. Thanks for all the suggestions guys. Yeah, I have my laptop, but haven't opened it yet. I plan on writing tomorrow while the hubby is interviewing/touring campus. It's so exciting!

Steph Damore said...

Oh, any favorite audio books? I know the narrator can sometimes ruin it, which is why I'm asking. I love all genres.

Voidwalker said...

I don't have any that I've heard recently, so I couldn't recommend one atm.