Back in the day of un-affordable air travel, my parents and I used to road trip across the country at least once a year. Usually it was to visit some relatives somewhere (like when we lived in Montreal and my dad's family lived in southern California). I can't count how many hours I spent in the backseat of one car or another, begging my parents to play the license plate game or Amboy or Animal Poker. I slept a lot, too, because my parents always said that made the trip go faster.
But, since airfares came into the non-astronomical range, most of our regular travels (outside of moving, of course) are of the airborne variety. Until now....
This weekend I'm flying up to Oklahoma City to visit my parents on their 43rd(!) anniversary and to see the opening of my dad's new show (The Full Monty). Then, then next day, we're driving(!!!) their car and a rented van all the way to Las Vegas. That's a 14+ hour drive, folks, across some of the--shall we say--less than majestic regions of the country. It's going to be hot and long and very, very flat.
Do you have any good time-passing advice/activities/suggestions to make the long drive seem less ... endless?
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