9 Things I Learned Driving 11 Hours From Poughkeepsie
I recently drove from Poughkeepsie to Ohio to visit family. This is a drive I have done countless times, a few of those times by myself. You learn a lot on a long trip alone. Or at least you make a lot of observations. Here are some of the things I learned on this trip.
There will always be construction on Interstate 80. It doesn’t matter what time of the day or the year. There will always be construction.
Jackson Browne’s Late For The Sky album is a musical masterpiece. I learn this every year.
A mug that keeps liquids hot for up to 12 hours only works for about 8 hours. Which is still pretty good.
I can drive 11 hours with only one pee break.
At about 10 hours in I will have some sort of “will I ever get there” panic attack and have to listen to Carole King’s Tapestry album to calm me down. At least twice.
That lady on my GPS is my best friend.
After you’ve been in totally stopped traffic for like a half an hour, when you finally start going, you will see no reason for the stop. No accident, no dead bodies laying in the road, just a simple merge because one lane is closed.
When I see bad drivers I use words (to myself) that are so offensive even I blush.
Other morning radio shows suck even more than we do.