Monday, July 19, 2010

Don't Ask Me How I Know: Roadtrips

If you are planning a road trip, consider at least figuring out where some hotels are at reasonable stopping points. And maybe jot down the phone numbers, if you don't plan to make reservations ahead of time, so you can call ahead a few hours when you know where a good stopping point will be.  Especially if it's a Saturday night.

If you don't, you may end up driving to four different hotels outside Buffalo, NY, all of which - including the crappy looking motels, are full.  And you might even look up some more using your GPS and finding their phone number on the Internet on your phone.  But when you call them, trust me, they'll be full too.

In your sleep deprived brain, you and your husband will decide the best idea is to just drive straight through, even though the morning started in Illinois and you're going to New Hampshire, and the fact you slept in a tent (aka on the ground) the night before, and by the time you arrive home you'll have been up over 24 hours.

You will then have to drink copious amounts of rest area coffee that, even when you find one with a McDonald's, it's still awful.  And maybe you'll even be the ONLY car on the highway at times.  And you might have to play dodge 'ems with deer.

You may even discover that if your current career doesn't work out, you have truck drivers endurance behind the wheel, so at least you can always fall back on that.

Don't ask me how I know.

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