What's your favorite road trip experience?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
coyoteBee
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza

I LOVE road trips! I had a really great one with my BFF about 5 years ago. We drove from Albany to Niagara Falls, making an overnight stop in Rochester. We decided to take Route 20 instead of the highway and it was so cool to just leisurely drive through the small towns of upstate NY. For our overnight in Rochester we went to Lake Ontario and just hung out on the beach all night. It was amazing.

Last year I took an unexpected road trip with three friends. We were supposed to fly to Disney, but a huge snowstorm was coming in and our flight was preemptively cancelled. We made a last minute decision to rent a car and drove from NYC to Florida in two days. It was hella crazy as only two out of the four of us could drive (of course, I was one of the drivers), but SO MUCH FUN.

When I was younger my family and I would often take daily road trips to the mountains and when I was a teenager my parents rented an RV and we drove around the Western US for three weeks. 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My parents used to rent a motorhome and drive us all from our home in Toronto to Maine.  We’d drive through Quebec and stop at lakeside parks along the way.  I looooved it.  I have very warm and fuzzy memories from those trips.  Except for having to share a bed with one of my brothers who would ALWAYS steal the covers.

I did a road trip with my best friend in the summer between 3rd and 4th year of university… we drove from San Francisco to San Jose, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and then Las Vegas.  AMAZING!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

FI and I took a random road trip last year. We were visiting his brother in Texas but left early because his brother blew up on us and wouldn’t let the situation go and even yelled at us in front of his friends the next day, so we just left and instead of driving the 12 hours back to my mom’s house (our house was 24 hours from Texas) we took the long way back. We stayed the night in New Mexico, just ordered pizza and watched TV, and the next day we drove to Flagstaff, Arizona. It started snowing on our drive and it was scary at first because we saw a big rig flipped over, but later when we got to our hotel room we ran around in the snow with our dog and had a snowball fight. Yes, we had our dog on an unexpected road trip. We even forgot our dog food at the brother’s house (and we couldn’t find the same brand anywhere we went), so our little buddy got to eat all kinds of grilled chicken and steamed baby carrots from various restaurants, haha. The snow was hard on our dog’s feet so we had to go to a pet store and get him some boots and that was one of the most memorable experiences in my life!

When we got to the Grand Canyon the snow started coming down a lot heavier and you really couldn’t see anything. I had been there once before but it was FI’s first time. It would occasionally clear up enough for FI to have his breath taken by the scenery…he loved it so much and our dog had such a good time that I can’t imagine not having this experience in my memories! After that we started driving back to my mom’s but because of the weather we decided not to drive through the night. We stayed at another hotel somewhere near the border of California and had a fun night in again, just us and our dog. We have another dog that stayed with my mom so we were sad we didn’t have her for all of this unexpected fun.

It was a healing experience for us. We were really hurt by what happened with FI’s brother and to be honest our relationship could have been hurt forever if we didn’t have this bonding and healing experience to help us. Plus, we had the time of our lives having nowhere to go and nothing to do! Just an open road and all kinds of time!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@lovelyinside:  My FH and I recently did a road trip from Toronto to Montreal after this crazy ice storm in December. It took around 10 hours to get there as opposed to the usual 6. We were picking up our new puppy and we had to be back home the next day haha. It was pretty crazy but we had a lot of fun and seeing our puppy for the first time made it worth it!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Right after my senior year in college, my best friend and I drove from PA to CA. We had a blast! We had about 5 days to get him to San Diego, so we made random stops (a friend’s house in Ohio,Grand Canyon, Painted Desert, Los Angeles, etc.). Sometimes we drove through the night, sometimes we stopped a roadside motels. One was sketchy enough that he put the couch against the door and slept on it! We took naps on the grass at rest stops.

It was crazy and spontaneous, but one of my best memories.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I hope I am going to have an amazing road trip in a few weeks. We plan to drive from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

Post # 10
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

within our first year together, my dh and i travelled a lot.  one of our adventures was a 5-6 week long road trip from sw ontario to the yucatan, mx with some diversions. 

we headed across the states to the rocky mountains in colorado, down through utah and to monument valley.  we went to the grand canyon for a few days and then continued southeast through new mexico and texas.  we went to mexico and drove through almost half the country.  it’s beautiful.  we  headed east and went through mexico city and to veracruz.  we drove south around the gulf to tip of the yucatan penninsula.  we stayed for a couple of weeks and then drove back around the gulf and straight up to ontario. 

we chatted the whole time and not once needed the radio on.  we had the time of our lives.  it was exhausting but quite the experience.

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