Like I have said many times before, road trips are a blast and even more so when you have a good friend with you. From my experience with past road trips, I know that there are friends I enjoy traveling with and we get along great without any fights or drama while on the road. Because of this, I will travel with them without any questions or proper road trip planning (makes it more fun when neither one of you know what’s going on).
What about a large road trip with a spouse or significant other? I have no clue! This type of road trip would be uncharted water for me. I have never taken a large road trip with someone I dated, let alone someone I am married to. I figured it was a good rule never to do that, unless you wanted to get into a fight, go to jail or get a divorce.
My thought process changed with this road trip. We hit the road and made it to our destination without us doing any karate on each other (surprised me!). Months before this trip, I started practicing my karate chops, blocks and high kicks in preparation for a “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” type of battle.
Well, I am pleased to say that nothing crazy happened. We surprisingly enjoyed each other’s company and had a great time visiting new places. We laughed, we cried (I had a case of the farts that brought tears to our eyes) and most importantly, we had fun.
We hit 13 states and traveled about 3,700 miles together. We both look forward to the next road trip. Having said that, I will continue to practice my moves and do strange, slightly creepy chair splits like my man Vandam incase she goes crazy.