In the past 3 weekends, Parker, Jenny, and I have spent 28 hours in the car together. That's a lot of car time. I wrote a post in December about how to survive holiday road trips without punching your significant other in the face, and those tips can absolutely be applied year round as well. Parker genuinely is my best friend, and we love quality time together, but at a certain point, you just want out of the car and fast.
We did play our favorite car game quite a bit, which consists of one person thinking of someone you both know and the other asking yes/no questions until they figure it out. However, once I chose my sister's dog and Parker decided that wasn't playing by the rules, that game was done. When I chose our nephew pup, it was at least in the ball park of being an acceptable answer. When he chose a water bottle as the someone we both know, the game was over as we knew it.
So, once we proved to be too immature for the car games, we turned to an unlikely source for entertainment. Parker brought his GoPro along for the ride during this last trip, and the car ride suddenly reached a new level of awesome. Who knew the GoPro was so entertaining? We set it to snap pictures of us every 30 seconds to see if it caught anything funny, and we had a great time posing for the "camera". This must be what celebrities feel like, no?
Excuse the pillows. Back problems = ride in the car with pillows. High maintenance, party of one.
|This is Parker's nervous face because I'm behind the wheel. Jenny clearly isn't bothered by it. Girl power.|
|Butttt we switched drivers anyway. Fine by me!|
|I guess I was boring him. I've always thought of it as a treat to get to listen to me talk to my twin sister on the phone.|
|So much happiness. Why? Because we are finally stopping for dinner. Aka, the best part of the road trip is upon us!|
|Excuse the face, but this is the cost of getting to be the passenger. You have to feed the driver. Jenny's got her eye on the prize.|
|I wanted Taco Bell.|
So clearly, we've lost it. These are desperate times, people.
How do you stay sane on the road?