I Love Long Drives

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    So I was thinking about jumping in my car

    and just driving. No particular destination in mind, just forward motion. I haven't done something spontaneous in a long time but I realized, I really wish I had a co-pilot. How I Met Your Mother, references aren't funny when you're alone. I need someone to be my partner in...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    Hawaii "Rush Hour" Around the time of my

    birthday last year, my boyfriend took me to Hawaii. I couldn't believe I was in Hawaii! It was the most romantic and relaxing vacation I will ever experience. I was with a man that I loved so dearly. It was a wonderful trip. I didn't get to see him too often, so really we...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 30, 2015

    It helps me relax, and I just love looking at

    all the different places driving by. It's freeing, and adventurous, I would definitely take the long way home. ;-)
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015

    I love long drives actually

    when I'm in traffic. I can sit and talk to whoever in the car. If I'm alone I blast music and dance.
    lorrena19 lorrena19
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 23, 2015

    And singing... I'm always worried I'll stop

    somewhere and have no voice from constantly singing at the top of my lungs. Shh, it's a secret though.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 18
    islandmissy islandmissy
    26-30, F
    Mar 30, 2015

    384 Miles Each Way

    When I was in college I started dating a girl I met over a summer who lived 384 miles away from me. That's 6 1/2 hours, two tanks of gas ($40 at the time), and $12.50 in tolls -- each way. I would drive up at least once every two weeks for the weekend. Each drive I would play...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2007

    Driving home from the beach anyone want to go

    for a ride I clean right of course just nice conversation
    RealSouthernGentleman RealSouthernGentleman
    46-50, M
    Apr 19, 2015

    I finally got to go on a long drive.

    My hair blowing in the wind, with the music cranked up. It was great! At least this time I didn't almost fly away like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Lol
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart
    22-25, F
    May 31, 2015

    I drove from the UK to the large island of

    Crete in Greece (with the aid of ferries)....France, Belgium Luxenbourg, Germany, Austria and Italy, ferry from Venice to Patras then drove to Athens and the port of Peraius and the ferry to Chania Crete. 3 nights hotel stops were scheduled along the way although car broke down...
    dpc2014 dpc2014
    56-60, M
    4 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    Dammit! my dad got another 'I told you so' in

    today. He told me not to take the 20 year old motor on a long drive because it doesn't have the capacity. Breakdown recovery were friendly :) lol
    TrySN TrySN
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 16, 2015

    I love long drives to nowhere.

    I love late night long drives. I love long drives to other towns/cities. Let's go for a long drive ?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses May 11, 2015

    I suffer from anxiety

    and one thing I found that helps with it is long drives. I am lucky to have a sporty car and mountains near me which is perfect for losing yourself in a drive. Helps to clear my head. And it is fun to go fast sometimes.
    Hill1701 Hill1701
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Dec 18, 2015

    Trip To Nowhere

    I love getting in the car and just driving with no destination in mind. Just follow the road til it ends. Ive driven up and down the i-5 corridor. Driven to washington multiple times because a friend needed a ride. My favorite trip ever was when i owned my 1998 mustang. I filled...
    justagirl4u justagirl4u
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jun 23, 2012

    ROADTRIPSSSSS. cant wait

    for the summer and travel with friends (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 12, 2015

    I hop in my truck and just drive

    for hours. Sometimes it leads me to staying overnight in a hotel in some city in another state. Then I have to go home rushing for work the next day. Lol.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 24

    I like to look at the scenery

    when driving around. I love seeing new things even if it's taking a route I've never been on before.
    enigmaticflower enigmaticflower
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 19, 2015

    Driving takes my mind off of things,

    especially when the music's blaring and i'm just cruising on an open road.
    abbybellan abbybellan
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    Around the Block

    The best vacation I did up to date was a drive around Australia... My boss told me in 2003 that I either took my accumulated overtime or forfeit them... Easy choice to make... so I cleared my calendar for 4 months, booked a ticket to Sydney and bought my self a car... 4...
    delt delt
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 9, 2007

    Road Trips

    One of my favorite things to do are road trips. I love to drive by myself or with friends singing along to all sorts of music, bringing up old memories, making new inside jokes. Random road trips are the best. I have had a few nights where friends and I would randomly drive to...
    MimiCatastrophe MimiCatastrophe
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Jul 16, 2007

    Come on and take a free ride Come on

    and get by my side Enjoying the last free rides of 2015
    KathleenD13 KathleenD13
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    Long drives with great music are the best.

    Just spacing out and staring out the window is so nice. It would probably be even better if you were driving with someone special and could hold their hand. Also long drives through a city at night is magical
    AutumnTea AutumnTea
    18-21, F
    Sep 23, 2015

    I feel like being a chauffeur is in my future.

    I love to drive for hours on end and I don't get drowsy or tired. I took a roadtrip by myself from July 10th to August 20th. Idrove from the Eastcoast to the Westcoast and back. Spent $3000 on food, camping, and other supplies. $1500 just went for gas to my truck. I drove 10,000...
    Devilscar Devilscar
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    They are the best drives.

    I need to go on a road trip! :)
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo
    18-21, F
    Aug 19, 2015

    Can't sleep so I tried going out

    for a drive. All I can say is that was a huge mistake. A massive thunderstorm rolled through. I barely made it home! The roads started flooding. Hail started falling. The wind, omg the wind. I pulled over at EZ mart (local gas station) the wind was whipping around my car. My car...
    ChainedHeart ChainedHeart
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2015
    goodpttr goodpttr
    56-60, M
    1 Response Feb 28

    I enjoy long drives..

    .. It helps me to unwind, relax, regroup and to to ponder whatever is going on in my life at that particular moment. I have several vehicles.... Some old, some new, some hardtops and sport cars... Some convertibles. My favorites are vintage convertibles. There's nothing like...
    Unreasonable1 Unreasonable1
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 30, 2014

    my butt hurts after them

    but on a pretty day, long drives are relaxing! :)
    90skid1990 90skid1990
    22-25, F
    Dec 11, 2015
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 16, 2015

    Me and my best friend have decided to take part

    in one of the Gumball 3000 drives xx
    ril3yx ril3yx
    18-21, M
    Sep 28, 2015

    Wearing those comfy jeans,

    a t-shirt, and a glare, put some good music and here i come. Lets go
    Sidrises99 Sidrises99
    22-25, M
    Mar 14

    Sometimes when I'm having a horribly bad day,

    I will go to the gas station, fill up my tank and just drive and cry until I feel better:/
    KatelynH97 KatelynH97
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2015

    Some days I just climb into the car

    and see where it takes me. I find driving especially on low travel roads to be very therapeutic and a nice way to unwind. I don't do it as much right now because my car gets lousy gas mileage but when I can get a good one again I look forward to driving more.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    I'm taking a 6 hour drive by myself next

    weekend... I can't wait !!
    jimmyruppert jimmyruppert
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    I love long drives when its raining

    or cold or early morning or late night by mountains or rivers or by farms or country side,sometimes alone sometimes with my love or my family or my friends..well music I play depends on my mood n such a drive is way relaxing than a spa visit!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I want to travel cross country one day.

    That would surely be a long drive, but it would be worth it to see so many places :)
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    Horizons

    whether its the car I'm driving, where I'm going, what's playing on the stereo, or the person sitting next to me - many of the best times in my life have involved a car somehow. There is nothing like just setting out on the open road with someone special to somewhere special or...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2012

    specially when I'm upset about something.

    i love driving around in my new car.
    xxpawprintsxx xxpawprintsxx
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 17, 2015

    I still remember my first year of driving.

    I was sixteen and had just traded the Geo Metro my mother initially leased for me in for a Mitsubishi Spyder, summer was in full swing, I had the weekend off and friends in college at SIU. I hopped in the car with my mapquested directions (omg that ridiculous site, may as well...
    kk1874 kk1874
    31-35, F
    Mar 1

    They are relaxing for me.

    Unless it's warm that day, if it's warm I may get car sick.
    Kayla429 Kayla429
    13-15, F
    Aug 2, 2015

    I got my license back in January,

    and I drive a 2002 Mazda tribute. I love my car so much, I go on long drives by myself listening to music and just thinking. It has a v6 engine so it's even cooler, and when I'm on the backroads or out in the country, I can speed without getting in trouble. Being with friends...
    MajesticMia MajesticMia
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2015
    Bigfoot1028 Bigfoot1028
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    not really :/ i have motion sickness

    so i'll probably puke every stop we have.disgusting.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 18, 2015

    About three or four times a year I drive from

    Florida to new jersey and I always look forward to it. It's nice seeing how the country slowly changes over the long distance and I love having the time to think and reflect :)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 22, 2015

    I get to drive today I'm soooo excited!

    ! I will have my dad in the car so it will be ok. I can't wait until I can drive by myself))))
    jsadhappyface jsadhappyface
    18-21, M
    Mar 4

    I love long drives so much

    and i prefer it when i am alone with music on loud and speed as much i can push my sweetie. it's heaven for me
    h1982 h1982
    31-35, M
    Dec 18, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 6, 2015

    While driving I love to look at the scenery:

    Sunrises, sunsets, the beautiful nature, pretty nice small towns and villages, or just to look to other cars. While car driving I am listening to good music and then I am happy and content. :-)
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    Sep 16, 2015

    The Thinking Road

    I can think back and remember the long drives I took...oblivious to gas prices, I just wanted to think and driving down the same road that went on forever and ever was the best way to do that. I could drive for hours and not worry about getting lost. I could play song after song...
    CheshireGrinz CheshireGrinz
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 15, 2011

    helps me clear my head.

    I love getting lost.
    SignedCapitolG SignedCapitolG
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 24, 2015

    I love those long drives it always makes me

    calm. Just put on the music, step on the accelerator and enjoy as the trees, hills, fields and cities passing by. For me it's always the journey that matter, never the destination.
    poppingcandyrulez poppingcandyrulez
    36-40, F
    Oct 16, 2015

    I like road trips. My husband does not.

    Sometimes I wish that I had someone who would like to just get into the car and go on an adventure but I am alone in that. Long road trips give you the chance to discover new places and see the world....well at least the part you can drive too...
    mariefrancea mariefrancea
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Oct 27, 2014
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