Re: Your Best Road Trip!
Ahh, great thread...but which road trip to choose?
Kimberly's post sparked memories of driving to Ocean City, NJ every summer with my parents, and how excited my brother and I always were to cross the Delaware Memorial Bridge into New Jersey...it meant the four-hour trip was about half over, plus we always got a charge out of crossing such a big high bridge.
But then there was also the road trip SO and I took from Philadelphia down to Tampa for spring break about five years ago. That was a heck of a drive -- about 20 hours each way, with the two of us switching driving duties every couple of hours. We had such a good time on the ride down, playing our favorite tunes and celebrating as we crossed into each new state and as we watched the temperature gauge rising (40 in Philly, 75 in Florida!). And that was the trip when we saw our first palm trees ever, somewhere in Georgia. Good times!
One other honorable mention: driving in a rental car with my parents through western Scotland. The scenery was gorgeous -- peaceful lochs, rushing waterfalls, craggy hills, and lots of sheep! The mood in the car wasn't always so cheerful though, as my parents struggled with the whole driving on the left side thing. My dad practically veered off onto the shoulder every time someone came along from the opposite direction.
"I haven't been everywhere yet, but it's on my list." -- Susan Sontag