Road tripping beats mall shopping

Hwy 50 desert

Category:                            Road-trip

Anxiety Level:                   Prepacking Stress – High

Level of Difficulty:            Easy (once I’m driving)

Results of Blowing It:      Family counseling

I love a good road-trip, especially desert driving.  We’ll cross Nevada, a scant 320 miles, en route to Colorado.  An SUV full of estrogen will keep me entertained when we lose radio stations.

My thoughts on this particular stretch of highway are:

  • You’ll see a woman standing behind every tree
  • There is nowhere for a 12 year-old to go to the bathroom.  Or her mom.
  • This is a great road to teach a 16 year-old how to drive
  • I can practice yodeling
  • I can listen to a Rosetta Stone “Spanish for Beginners” book on tape

Our road trip kit includes a tent and camping gear, emergency auto supplies, and iPods loaded with Cold Play, Phish, and String Cheese Incident.  At least that’s what I’ll listen to when it’s my turn to drive (and if I’m not learning Spanish).  I really need to improve my limited Spanish—I can order beer and count to 20.  Cervesa por favor, veinte.

Hwy 50 loneliest roadI’ll try posting on the Etc. Guy Facebook page while traveling.  Take a peak if you can.   Otherwise I’ll write more when we cross paths again ….assuming our SUV survives the Nevada crossing  a second time.

Road-tripping with my wife and kids in a cramped car sure beats shopping with them at a mall.  Adios.

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