We've enjoyed lovely consistencies via our literal road travel versus airlines:
- The comfort of our own leather car seats. (Adjustable lumbar support. YAY!)
- No limitations on snacks or shampoo. (Hair looks great. Unbuttons jeans again.)
- Alternative routes due to weather or whim. ("I've never been to Mabel MN. TURN LEFT HERE!")
- Up close and personal scenery. (Fall's been glorious!)
- Venue/menu choices. (Drive-through or cocktails?)
- Unlimited baggage. (To fishing pole or golf clubs, that is the question.)
- No rental vehicle snafus. (Let's hear it for an HONEST nonsmoking vehicle!)
- No missed connections. (Do I have to count wrong turns?)
- The ability to stop and go when we want to.
- No running for gates or sitting on the tarmac.
Of course there were drawbacks too:
- Couldn't watch a movie. (If I was the driver.)
- No call button. (Unless one could count on one's spouse or traveling partner (TP) to pass one something.)
- We couldn't change elevation to avoid bad weather. (And bridges can be icy.)
- Traffic congestion occasionally played havoc with our schedule. (Especially if we didn't listen to our spouse (TP) and stayed on the main route. The words harassment and neener-neener come to mind.)
- We couldn't eavesdrop on conversations around us. (Or get kicked in the back by a kid, unless he was ours, and they're 47 and 42, so no.)
- We couldn't stand up and walk around while still "making time." (Cruise control only covers so much.)
- Couldn't work on a laptop while you're driving.
|Okay, we didn't follow this, but ...|
STOP! I gotta get a picture
I herewith offer a relaxing visual testimony to a few of our more recent-ish Favorite Follows. Enjoy the ride. Feel the pace. Imagine the fury of wrangling around with a cell phone to capture a moving shot. :)
|Nothing like giant side-by-sides to help you make time.|
|Okay, not exactly a "follow" but ...|
|Giantest fan EVA!|
|Mega Bus touting $1 rides|
|Yep, that's the Trester Trolley|
chugging up that hill in front of us!
|Sometimes things GOING look like|
they're COMING AT YOU.