Road trip, USA
Road trip- two of my favourite words, when put together. There’s nothing quite like dropping everything, grabbing a map and a friend or two and jumping into a car.
This might sound strange, but I felt kind of nostalgic during our US road trip. Which is weird, because I’d never been to the US before that. Maybe ‘nostalgic’ is the wrong word; whatever it is, it’s that warm, happy feeling I got from driving past small towns, from crossing over into another state and laughing at funny signboards.
|This is real, there’s a town called Zzyzx on the way to Vegas|
|U-turn for Devil Dog, somewhere near the Grand Canyon|
I loved being told that it was 347 miles (thank you, TravelMath, you served us well) from Houston to New Orleans. I loved finding out at the end of everything that our drive from San Francisco to Washington DC through 14 states covered a total of 5,380 miles (8,658 kms).
The rest of the world can muddle along with its kilometres and kilogrammes. I find any country which tells me that it’s 50 miles to the next town, terribly attractive. So attractive that I would love to go again.
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