There is definitely an art to traveling well. On this trip I am trying to get a good report card, one that has “travels well with others” checked. I know how to get along with myself in the car – that has never been a problem. In fact, I love getting behind the wheel and just going until the urge comes to stop and see something, or maybe just to keep going until the car runs out of gas. But as in life, so in travel when there is more than just me. Time to adjust to another.
Do you travel fast, leave early, still going late? Do you travel cheap or first class? What are your feelings about fast food? How big is your bladder? All these questions are areas in which differences can pop up, and they will (and they have). But in my 40 years of studying the husband and his changing preferences I have a pretty good idea of how we differ and I am determined that he will enjoy this road trip with me. I might have pushed the envelope a little this morning when my phone alarm went off at 5 (which I cannot figure out since I have never set it for 5 on a Sunday morning). I couldn’t sleep any more so I got up and turned on one small light at a time and read, showered and started packing up. I figured the gradual, incremental waking up activity would make it easier for him as opposed to jerking the covers off, screaming and shaking. He did wake up and we are almost ready to go at 7 am. This is an improvement over yesterday when it was more like 9. Our 30 hour trip is on it’s second day. We are still alive, well and in fairly good spirits. So far, so good, Just sayin’, I’m going to make this a good trip, Lord willing.