I had the distinct pleasure this summer of driving across the country, from San Diego to Erie All By My Lonesome. Funny the places that life takes you, isn't it? Actually its really easy to navigate the trip. GoogleMap was my best friend, however my trip really only involved four different highways: the 15 to the 76 to the 70 to the 80 to the 90, and then right home!
On paper it was easy, but it involved four 12 hour days and I could not believe how stiff and sore I was when I arrived. I was blessed not only with great weather, but with the most beautiful scenery I have ever seen in my life. Now I know why people do the RV thing.
The idea really appalled me before. Never could understand that because my idea of a vacation is to Get Away from the Everyday drudge. The worst of that being Housework. So why would any sane person want a vacation filled with Housework on Wheels? Big friggin' whoop. And my ideal camp is a room at the Holiday Inn--the "roughing it" part being No Room Service.
I spent three nights at various hotels along the highway, with take out for meals. I always thought I would be too chicken, a woman alone to make this journey, but I wouldn't have it any other way.
One thing I noticed that seems to be nationwide: Whenever I go to a Drive Through, and it is being manned by teenagers, they always forget the napkins! East Coast, West Coast, the Heartlands.
What's up with that?