Looking back on the last eleven years, over all of the traveling that Jeff and I have done together, I feel pretty confident saying that our road trips have been amongst the most memorable. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE flying too (hello Grenada, Europe, Virgin Islands, etc), and those trips were very special. But for some reason, road trips (to me at least) have a different feel to them. They’ve almost felt like the bookmarks of our lives together – each trip signifying a different point in our relationship and our family as a whole, since we’ve brought the animals along for a lot of those car journeys.
Like when we took our first cross-country road trip 4 years ago when we moved to Seattle, with our dog Luna and our cat Nuggs (who has since passed away – this was before Franz and Gertie came along). We saw so many parts of the country I had never seen before – the Rocky Mountains, Mount Rushmore, etc, etc.
And that was also the trip that I learned that Jeff really, really doesn’t like tiny two lane roads and that I really, really need to eat breakfast within an hour of waking up if anyone around me wants to have a good day (kidding…sort of). With that much time in the car, trapped for lack of a better way of putting it, we (surprisingly) learned a few new things about each other that we hadn’t up to that point. Something that only 14 hour days in a box on wheels can produce for a relationship that had already been 7 years running.
So, yeah, I guess you can say, I have a soft spot for road trips.
Which leads me to why I’m talking about all this road trip stuff in the first place… because we just went on another one. It had been a while since our last car adventure, so we planned an impromptu road trip last weekend (we literally decided where we were going an hour before we left) to get out of the city for a few days and explore some place new. We ended up in Asheville, North Carolina (with a few pit stops along the way, which were just as fun as Asheville itself).
I partnered with Capital One’s Auto Navigator® site (a one-stop-shop for everything you need to find and finance a car, for road tripping and beyond) to share the milestone moments we’ve had with our own car and inspire you to find your dream car for life’s inspiring (and uninspiring) moments.
I’ll also be sharing the entire Asheville trip in part 2 of this post later on in the month. Yay! But here’s a little sneak peek of what’s in store for that post…
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I honestly wish I would have known about it when we were buying our latest car, if for no other reason than to save us from some of the hassle of being at a dealership the entire day waiting on paperwork, financing stuff, etc.
So, what do you think? Yay or nay on road trips in general? And either way, what’s been your most memorable (good or bad) road trip to date? Would love to hear more about the trips you’ve taken!
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