This is me – getting into the car, excited for the trip – YAY ROADTRIP!!
This is me – one hour down the road – YAY ROADTRIP!!
This is me – two hours down the road – YAAAAY ROADTRIP (weak arms)
This is me – three hours down and into the second state – YAY OUCH ROADTRIP
This is me – four hours into the road trip – I’m bored, sore, tired, are we there yet?!?
I want to share with you how to make MORE FUN FASTER on your next winter road trip.
#1: Establish individual space allotments inside the auto in advance of departing on your road trip.
#2: Don’t mock the truckers!
After all, happy trucker karma may put you at a truck stop in Nebraska way past your bedtime, after you’ve reached delirious eyeball strain from road sign and pavement marking overload, and you're stumbling into a bathroom to find HEATED SEATS WITH BIDETS!!!!!!!!
Never underestimate the power of snow tires. If your destination is southern California, do not let yourself ignore the fact that you have a half a country of inclement weather between you and your destination!
When you’re driving through a blizzard in the Rockies – do NOT, I repeat DO NOT stop your car, hit your brakes, or slow down. Drive like you’re in the Daytona 500 – weave in and out of traffic and never let a brake light or spinout slow you down! Yelling expletives and sweating profusely will help your cause. Don’t let those fear pheromones eek out and let the backseat screamers get the energy out of their lungs. As you pass by the SUVs from Texas and the sedans from Florida, puff your chest up in pride and say “I can handle this, I’m from Minnesota! And I have snow tires!”
Also, a brand new Maserati with all wheel drive and a huge trunk is pretty awesome to drive on fresh snow covered roads in the mountains of Aspen.
In all reality, I could list off at least a hundred ideas to make MORE FUN FASTER on your next trip. How to encourage less liquids, how to carefully budget potty breaks, what foods produce the least gas, best food stops to please all palettes, how to take group photos, etc. Considering we went on a Western tour de America in search of warmer weather, we hit a lot of bad weather and had our bones shook a few too many times. We definitely were able to have MORE FUN FASTER and hope to go on a reunion road trip in the future! I hope you too will consider having your own MORE FUN FASTER road trip!