I love to go on road trips and I love to travel. I can safely say, however, that there are few people I can travel with for long. I am also well-aware that I may not be the easiest person to put up with. I am still alive, so I can only thank those that have traveled with for not strangling me when I got on their nerves. What made me think about this? Well, I am currently on a road trip. This is definitely the longest stretch of driving I've ever experienced... 40 hours. Man alive. I am definitely happy with this trip though. Currently sitting at a Starbucks in Seattle... not the Starbucks, but one of them. We've seen a lot and done a lot. Lots of pictures and lots of memories. We leave tomorrow around 5 am. The final test of our tolerance for each other... By the end of this trip, will we even want to talk to each other? Unknown. Will we be even better friends than when we started? Unknown. Will I want to sleep for a year and a day? Probably. I think the next road trip I do, to Minnesota, I will have to do alone. Is that better? I can't really say for sure.
What I don't really understand is that this road trip, Austin to Seattle, even with gas prices at 3.50 at least, is still cheaper than flying. Maybe i'm just looking at the wrong flights.
Random side note: Last year, on this day, St. Patrick's Day, I was in Bucerias, Mexico with good friends. We wandered around, ate some awesome food and had some beer. This year I am in Seattle with good friends, looking forward to spending time with our hosts here. Perhaps there is something about this day, but it might just be what I make it. :)