When the road calls, it’s not easy to ignore a road trip’s song, “travel along my winding highways and byways,” especially when summer warms the air.
There are 10 things that I absolutely love about a road trip and another 10 things that I don’t like at all about a road trip.
Here’s what I love about cruising America’s highways:
- Pet-friendly motels,
- Well-kept rest areas along the interstates,
- Wide open spaces,
- Free maps,
- National interstate road system (Thanks, Ike),
- Hometown independent-owned restaurants,
- State and National Parks,
- Pilot and Love Travel Centers,
- Cell phone bars on my smart phone,
- Smelly pet-friendly motel rooms,
- Closed rest areas on the interstates (like in Arizona,)
- Roadside-tossed plastic bottle filled with pee (yuck—there’s no nice way of writing this),
- GPS gone wrong in rural areas,
- Poor condition of interstate highways,
- My sudden craving for junk food,
- Lack of good radio if you don’t have satellite radio,
- 18-wheelers passing other 18-wheelers uphill,
- Plastic shopping bags growing on highway landscape,
- Empty beer cans and liquor bottles on the roadside.
Happy trails and drive safe during your summertime road trip.