Post # 17
Make it awesome! Bring amazing food with you in the car, stop for random photo ops, play road games, listen to interesting pod casts, or challenge each other to making fun playlists. Road trips can be awesome!
We’re doing an 8-9 hour road trip to San Diego for Christmas and I am psyched. We’ll have our dog with us, too, so we’re going to do some cool stops/walks along the way (may take longer, but it’ll be worth it!).
Post # 18
Can you break up the trip between two days? Is there somewhere in between where you can stay at a nice hotel?
Post # 19
7 hours isnt’ that bad if you have something to distract yourselves. Perhaps download a book on tape or a few comedy CDs?
Post # 20
I hate riding in the car for long trips too, but you and your new husband will have plenty to reminisce about from the wedding. I actually enjoy car trips with my SO because we come up with the most bizarre things to talk about.
Post # 21
Hi beeconomist First and foremost I see this is your DEBUT post on WBee… so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
I am a Travel Nut… Mr TTR & I are semi-retired so we are able to travel a lot
I’ve found that people either like road trips or they hate them.
I like em… they are IMO the best way to see the world.
If you are new to this I understand your concerns… 7 Hours is a fairly long day on the road … but on the otherhand, it isn’t uber-long
(lol, another veteran who drives to the US South regularly… that is long. Myrtle Beach is 17 Hours for us, Florida Keys 30. And that is just driving time… not counting for breaks etc. We do MB in 2 Days… one long upfront and then one short)
As the other Bees have said, the secret is being prepared / organized. Be sure you have the route all mapped out ahead of time. Plan to stop every 2 hours or so for a break… stretch your legs – bathroom – gas… whatever. Have things to do in the car… often I’ll read outloud to Hubby from all the Guidebooks I’ve collected so we can talk about the area before we get there and what kinds of things we might be interested in seeing or doing… or make yourself up a CD of music just for this trip (driving songs – songs you both love – maybe a song or two that works with your Destination)… and ya you can also play games… we’ve been known when on an Interstate to look for license plates… but we’ve also played trivia games like Trivial Pursuit… I read out the Questions, we both guess, then I read the answers.
Honestly, you’ll be at your Destination before you know it !!
Hope this helps,
PS… Sounds like a very romantic honeymoon… enjoy !!
Post # 22
Spending the first day of married life in transit seems pretty normal… We’re spending our first day of married life on a two-leg, trans-Pacific flight. It’s kind of the same. I say trust your instinct and go somewhere you’ll love!