It’s been almost two months since we left for our roadtrip. And it’s about to end. Well, it has been longer than we expected when we started. Roadtrip in the US has been on my continuous bucket list for a while now. Still I haven’t been to more than two third of the country, but this roadtrip has been such an experience for me. New England is awesome, people!
Anyhow, I found some general rules about the roadtrip. All these things on the list happened more than two times, repeatedly. No matter where you go, this rules might apply for any occasion.
Here are 10 of rules that I discovered.
The sign you need to find is always covered by tree, electric pole, people, animal or anything that you can or can’t think of. It’s like out of all the things in this entire world, only the specific sign you have to see lives in Mesozoic era. (if you are a fan of Dane Cook, you are familiar with this one… )
2. The Gas
You never find the cheapest gas price. Oh no, you know where it is, but just you didn’t get it from that place. There’s always a cheaper place within 2 miles after you fill the tank.
3. The Traffic
But gladly, though, if you are passing through traffic, it will be on the other direction of the highway, because you are traveling, not commuting to work. Gotta love the life of a traveler!
4. The Luggage
You started with maybe one big backpack and two small bags to organize your things. And your stuff was all folded neat and clean. However, even if you are not a souvenir person, somehow your luggage is growing and growing. Soon, the backseat and trunk of your car will be full of stuff. And the concept of ‘organizing’ will be long gone.
5. The Toilet
You will learn that a lot of places can be your private toilet.
6. The Instructions
Actually, most of the places are easier to find with the map than your friend’s instructions. Write down the instructions and then drive with your map. ‘Turn left on the second light and at the top of the hill you will see the blue top building, and then you have to turn right around the big tree…’ It helps but you don’t have time to read the memo while driving so…
7. The Food
It’s hard to do the roadtrip with ‘No food in the car’ rule. Because you never know when you are having a craving for a Dairy Queen ice-cream…
8. The Thunderstorm
Just like what they say, your car is the safest places you can be in a thunderstorm. Seriously.
9. The Beauty
Despite of all the troubles, you will see the most beautiful things: scenery, animals, sunset, apple tree, people…
10. The Journey (not the rock band… )
Roadtrip is about the journey, rather than the destination.
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