I Love the Open Road

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 16,523 People

    Give me the road, a tank of gasoline

    and get out of my way.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 13
    TuffGhost TuffGhost
    31-35, M
    1 Response Jan 28, 2015

    Worked till 4 today, picked up my family

    and my mom and headed out to Milwaukee it's my aunts birthday! But then mom asked if we could stop by the outlet mall... Ugh big mistake! Lol we just killed 2 hrs there lol
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
    DesertRose2 DesertRose2
    51-55, F
    Jan 14

    Running

    When I was a litle girl, my mom always liked to go for drives. My little legs hated this. I wanted to run, to play...to be unrestricted, out of the little box the backseat made for me. As I got older, I read in the car, passing these trips with Dickens, Austen, Tolkein...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow
    31-35, F
    63 Responses Feb 24, 2010

    When I get bored I just go drive,

    I don't go anywhere specific I just drive every back road I come across.
    firefighter1122 firefighter1122
    18-21, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    2. The countdown has begun.

    The Road trip is right around the corner. Mind you this is the dreaded make it or break it year. I would be lying if I said I wasn't nervous. I am scared sh!tless -excuse my language please. We're taking a road trip to Mexico. Leaving all the pain and hurt if the last year at...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 12

    Some times I need to just get away.

    Nothing helps me relax and clears my head like the open road and good music.
    L0STinTRANSLATI0N L0STinTRANSLATI0N
    31-35, F
    Mar 15, 2015

    The open road takes me to a whole set of

    experiences and places that fuel my imagination to achieve my feminine goals
    jillianbrenda jillianbrenda
    26-30, F
    Mar 11

    Best feeling in the world driving down an open

    road with all the windows down and having your favorite song blasting on the radio.
    Tracylewis931 Tracylewis931
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 15

    I am looking forward to spring.

    I can't wait to hit the open road. I just find it calming and so refreshing. Music playing and just drive. I love exploring places I have never been, including back roads. I love going to visit places I have not been to in many years and see the changes, if any. I am in dire...
    Broken31 Broken31
    31-35, M
    Feb 1

    Freedom and peace of mind,

    the open road is my playground, helps me clear my head, releave my stress, and fulfill my enthusiasm for driving fast. The open road is where I gain control! "I live my life a quarter mile at a time, nothing else matters. In that 10 seconds or less I'm free!"- Dominic Toretto
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 6, 2015

    Just have the urge to book a motel room

    somewhere out in the country just so I can drive my car there, go and visit a town I've never been to before, stopping at other towns along the way. Just me, my car, the road ahead, and some music on the radio. soon, I will.
    trentley trentley
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    Somedays, I want to keep driving

    until I run out of gas.
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Mar 2

    It must be the same feeling a bird gets

    when they soar. The feeling of freedom of the open road. All you need is a tank full of gas and a direction and see where it takes you. Best feeling in the world....
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 8, 2015

    I love taking road trips!

    Such freedom the open road gives!!
    06Silverado 06Silverado
    18-21, M
    Dec 31, 2015

    I love it when we visit the country side.

    Where it's just me and the nature alone. Nothing between us except the tension we create. I love the sound of the tires on the muddy road. I love it when I gaze and the motion picture fro Mage window as it shows me a wonderful movie we call life. The other cars filled with...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 30, 2015

    The other day I had to drive into one of our

    cities. Ah crazy! Everyone's in such a mad scurry, they get into a turnabout and take off like they've just got to win the race, the traffic light change and their F1's take off, you're struggling to find an address when your GPS has got you very close and your life's at risk...
    Qagidi Qagidi
    46-50, M
    Apr 19

    You would think that in a big *** city like

    Chicago there would be some kind of 24hr tire repair shop.... But noooo there isn't, it'll have to wait till maƱana!!
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    Who wants to come with me?

    I promise it'll be lots of fun!! (Image)
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    Mar 12

    I love driving my car with the top down

    and wearing a flimsy blouse and short pleated skirt and letting the wind blow all over me and in my hair ?
    jillianbrenda jillianbrenda
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 8

    I ride a motorbike. My weekends can often be

    escapes from the city out to the great forest at Fontainebleau. Sometimes I go further afield, places like Chartres, and Le Mans, just to get to see a little of this part of France, the northern lands. I love to explore.
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt
    22-25, F
    Feb 3, 2015

    We arrived in Colorado Springs an hour ahead of

    time. The drive through Colorado was absolutely breath taking. I felt my heart filled with excitement as I viewed the scenery from our moving truck. After city limits the speed limit was 70/5mph. I was going maybe 80-85 there were some curves but little traffic outside of the...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    Jan 25

    There is something magical about packing a

    small suitcase, flinging it into the back of your dingy little car and driving to nowhere in particular. I love the open road. I love cruising at a comfortable speed, the radio on low, the window down with the wind in my hair, just my thoughts to keep me company as I travel for...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 4

    We left Colorado at 3:45 am.

    We woke up at 3 finished loading the items we had brought out and I woke up my brother gave him a hug good bye and he gave me his blessing (sign of the cross - we were raised Catholic) he looked at my husband and said "take care of my sister & don't **** her off" to which he...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 26

    I am always looking towards the open road.

    I want to believe that I am looking for the grass that is greener. Sometimes I think I might be overlooking what is around me and missing that which I seek. I wonder, have I forgotten what I was looking for?
    Brandwarden Brandwarden
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 17

    I'd like to take a looonnnggg road trip

    throughout the American West.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jan 9

    what would make a good road trip.

    For me, unlimited mileage and a wonderful travel companion.
    Brandwarden Brandwarden
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    I love being on the highway

    and driving up on a nearby city on the horizon. It's like time literally slows down for a handful of seconds, and with the city being the focal point it feels like I'm heading into a new life or at least a short adventure of epic proportions, and if you have the right song...
    lanaSexAndDrugs lanaSexAndDrugs
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 26

    Oh I love it! Especially the roads in the

    mountains and villages can watch that for hours
    Babymelon Babymelon
    22-25, F
    Jul 11, 2015

    4,800 miles around the four corner states in 3

    weeks now that was fun road trip. US 550 is just awesome.
    Stillwetshisbed Stillwetshisbed
    51-55, M
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015
    CynthiaEdmonds CynthiaEdmonds
    16-17, F
    6 Responses Dec 7, 2015

    The greatest road trip ever?

    Traveling Russia overland from St. Petersburg to Vladivostock.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Jan 11

    I had a surreal experience one time

    while driving, it seemed like I was living in a video game. It was back during the riots in Los Angeles after the Rodney King verdict, I was living in the 'Wilshire District', but was down in the South Bay for a date when all heck broke loose. I stayed a few nights in Redondo...
    1niceguy4u 1niceguy4u
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 24, 2015

    I love to just get in my car turn the radio up

    and just drive to absolutely nowhere! Best feeling in the world.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    Very few things excite me more

    than the call of the open road. I see a road stretch out over a hill I have to know what's on the other side. The best is the American west, wide open spaces and roads that seem to go on forever into the horizon. God it feels like finding heaven. It's just as much about the...
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2015

    As a child, we always took family road trips,

    which still evoke wonderful memories. Give me a sunny day, a convertible, a picnic, a random road, and I am in bliss.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015

    Or snowy road.... Perfect day to cuddle up

    inside under the blankets with a handsome passionate man!! But............ since that isn't possible I'll make me a big cup of hot tea and get me some good book or movies, I guess the kids will stay one more night at grandmas Gotta finish these errands and then I'm crawling...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Nov 21, 2015

    I use to drive truck

    for a living. I haven't driven truck for over 10 years. I'm thinking about driving again. I need to get away yet can't leave my current home situation or marriage but need space and distance from everything and everyone.
    2apples4me 2apples4me
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 8
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 29, 2015

    I miss going on random road trips just me

    and my family. I miss it so much. Unfortunately being back to single income and single father does not allow such luxury anymore. Also it is simply not the same with you by my side. I miss how we both loved exploring and planning our family camping trips and staycations.
    Broken31 Broken31
    31-35, M
    1 Response Feb 1

    Me, music, friends, and the open road.

    I hear a summer road trip.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 16, 2015
    ungreyme ungreyme
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 18, 2015
    Idontnotcareanymore Idontnotcareanymore
    26-30, M
    Jun 13, 2015

    1/2 way to our first destination.

    Glad to report we have both survived sitting in a vehicle together for the first 8hrs: time for a pit stop. Breakfast!! Give me coffee!!!! Now! Black! I'm so tired we drove all night 10:30pm-6:30 only stopped for gas once... Good morning and good day from Nebraska!!! Next time...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Jan 23

    Road trip part 2.After the first 8hrs on the

    road we stopped for breakfast. We hit Cracker Barrel up and had a nice breakfast and of course coffee, which forgive me just isn't all that great there. We looked around the little shop to make some time to stretch and made small talk. It was rather pleasant.Soon enough without...
    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 24
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