A few years ago we started driving to Florida rather than flying. This was because of the cost of flying. It was a great deal at $50-75, but now the cost to fly during holidays has gone through the roof. A lot of companies are trying to capitalize on travelers. I can understand it, and I am sure it has changed some of the travelers to alter how they travel. Anyway… When we travel to Florida we usually take the Amtrak Auto Train one way, and drive our car the other way. Yes, we do have to travel to Va. in order to get on the Auto Train, but the 16 hours that I don’t have to drive makes it so I don’t just crash and burn when we finally get in.
During our travel in the car we have something similar to a dashboard scorecard on hand. We try to keep ourselves a little bit occupied. Together we find something that we want to find before the rest of us, and the first person gets a point. We usually have an established set of time because there are times that someone is sleeping during the drive. No… I don’t sleep because I drive. I don’t let the wife drive because the first time my wife drove to Florida she had something run in front of the car and she brought the car to a screeching stop in the middle of I-95. After that there was no more driving to Florida for her.
Occasionally we stop at rest areas for a little bit of stretching, and even a short nap. The other thing that we enjoy is our Sirius/XM. The wife and I put the comedy channels on. Those are channels that can keep almost anyone awake.
What do you do during your long drives to places that you go?