I somehow left this out of my road trip post. No road trip is complete without passionate sing-a-longs. Disclaimer – don’t do it in the pouring rain like I did, haha.
Also, there is such a thing as road trip karma. I remember thinking at the sunny outset of our trip how odd it was that out of the many road trips I’d taken growing up, it had never once rained while we were driving. As you can see, this was rectified. It caused a LOT of traffic. Pair that with the fact that we managed to choose a route that was nothing but construction all the way and we had a lot more driving hours than we planned for.
Interesting point, too – when we were planning this trip months ago, google maps warned us of the construction but we thought they’d surely be done before we left. So it’s worth re-routing, even early in the game, if you notice construction on your route.
One last note: this was the first road trip I’ve ever taken that was almost exclusively through forests. Driving through the mountains was nice, but the trees got monotonous. Part of the reason you do a road trip is to “find America” as Simon and Garfunkle say – but I had a hard time seeing America for the trees. ;)
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