November 30, 2004

Top Ten Reasons for Driving Across Country Instead of Flying

10) Nothing like white-knuckling it through Utah and Colorado; in fact, an excellent cardio workout.
9) Junk food fest: Cheetos, Swedish Fish (Blech! The choice of my fellow passengers ), Hostess Cupcakes, Gummy worms, Nerds, Tic Tacs, Red Bull (wretching- that stuff was disgusting! liquid sweet tarts is not appealing...) Diet Dr. Pepper, thick gas station coffee.
8)Family sing alongs without all those dirty looks from airline passengers.
7)Good music as loud as you want it without, well, see #8.
6)Laughing with R at 3 a.m. in eastern CO.
5)Laughing with the girls at 11 a.m. in eastern Kansas.
4)Layovers where, when, and however long you choose.
3)You can complain directly to the pilot while weilding a nail file and not find a police escort waiting at the next Amoco. (Laugh people).
2)I take off my shoes when I want to take off my shoes.
1)Family togetherness at half the cost.

Posted by Rae at November 30, 2004 01:17 PM | TrackBack

SO TRUE! When we flew back to MO in Sept, The drive to my mom's house was longer than the flight!

Did you take the van?

Posted by: Amy at November 30, 2004 01:50 PM

Bonus: For those curious Jack-of-All-Trade types, we get to see a lot of the Heartland.

I've driven across the country 3 times
Philadelphia -> Tucson
Tucson Virgina (Two routes)

You learn how big (or small) the country is. It improves your perspective in many ways.

Posted by: Jeremy at November 30, 2004 01:56 PM

Sounds like a lot of fun. I have driven ...
Nashville to New York and back
Roundtrip from Dallas to Nashville many times.
Dallas to San Diego
Dallas to Orlando
Loved the various landscapes. We truly live in a great country on many levels.

Posted by: Randy at November 30, 2004 04:19 PM

Driving all the way thru Canada from Idaho all the way to Alaska with a 6 month old was quite the challenge but nothing I will soon forget even though it was almost 2 years ago. I just love a family road trip!!!!

Posted by: Sally at November 30, 2004 07:31 PM

It's funny, but those memories will probably be more fondly remembered than the actual visit itself, am I wrong? It is not the just the destination, but also the journey that matters!! :)

Posted by: Kadi at December 1, 2004 09:11 AM

I love going cross country. Done it three times so far, CA to NC taking 10, 40, 70, and 80 in various combos.

Posted by: Ith at December 2, 2004 01:06 PM

eyes get ithcy in the wee wee ball rising over the refinery towers.

Guess who wrote that?

Posted by: r at December 8, 2004 07:10 PM

Bruce Springsteen ;)

Posted by: Rae at December 15, 2004 10:44 AM
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