Every so often the boyfriend and I get to jump in the car and drive. Sometimes I get weirdly excited about long road trips. The hour long ones are disappointing because I don’t really get to fully submerge myself in that road trip bubble. My life long bestie moved away to Idaho, so in order to get my fix, we drove out there one Friday afternoon. I was so excited because we were surprising her and she had no idea we were coming! I made sure I loaded up on everything that makes the road trips exciting!
Cheez-its, Cheetos, Sour Patch Kids, and Red Bull. So so bad for me, but so so good. And it’s not like I indulge in these kinds of snacks every day! Just this once. On my oh-so-exciting-road-trip across the desert!
(Noticing a trend on this one?) It’s the best way to celebrate the road trip! Am I right, or am I right? Gimme that frappuccino! Idaho here we come! Not that that caffeine is going to last across several states though…
I always make a playlist within the first hour so we can just listen to endless minutes turned hours of good music. If I don’t get around to making a playlist, I love using the ITunes Radio – the Pure Pop station! It definitely helps me try to keep the tempo up because I always fall asleep in the car. I’m like a baby. Oops.
4. Or a podcast
If the boyfriend falls asleep when it’s my turn to drive and his turn to copilot then you can bet that I’m busting out the Lady Lovin’ podcast! I love it and it is just too damn funny. The boyfriend is not so keen on it, so I listen to it while he sleeps!
5. Aux cord to blast the tunes
Got to have a way to broadcast the tunes throughout the car. And that’s when I break out all of my wildly amazing dance moves and impress the boyfriend. This girl can get downnnn. Just kidding. It’s pretty much all bad and all no rhythm.
6. Phone charger
A necessity to charge your phone while it runs the GPS in the background so you don’t get too lost, and plays your tunes to keep you entertained and awake! Nothing hurts more than a dead phone battery.
I like to buy the trashy gossip magazines or Cosmopolitan (my fave) and read them out loud to the boyfriend as he drives and pretend like we’re friends with the people in the magazine. “Oh my gosh, can you believe this, boyfriend? Kaley is getting a divorce and her husband is totally trying to take all of her money. Totally not cool. She earned every penny!” Like he cares. Ha!
It gets bright on the road and you need to protect your eyes! Plus, all that squinting will one day lead to crows feet, and we don’t want to progress the inevitable, do we? And plus, I like to play all of the songs that talk about riding around with your shades on. Like I’m cool.
9. GPS/Maps App
You’re going to want to know where you’re going. Nothing worse than being lost, and if we now have the technology to help us find our way anywhere, then we best be using it! We just type in the address and away Google Maps leads us!
My biggest component in my road tripping adventures. Without a copilot, it’s almost a guarantee that I’ll fall asleep, which would be EXTREMELY awful. So I always make sure I take someone with me. And plus, then that minimizes the amount of self-talk I’ll probably resort to. The boyfriend has proved to be an excellent recruit 🙂
Happy road tripping!