I am beyond excited to be traveling to Virginia to visit my son and daughter-in-love! This will be our first trip to Virginia and I cannot wait to see my kiddos, tour the area and also check out Washington D.C. That said, I have to admit, I am a tad bit anxious about our travel. Our road trip will be approximately an 11 hour road trip (longer, since we will have to have stops)...ouch! Let me explain, I love, love, love to travel and yes, I love, love, love my hubs...well, most of the time; however, we do not make great traveling companions.
Just thinking about spending that much time in an automobile together makes me glad that I have a prescription for anxiety. I am a firm believer that most divorces could be avoided if couples traveled separately to their destinations and designated a meeting point.
They say opposites attract and they do; 32 years of marriage proves that theory. However, opposites do not travel well together as our differences are quite prominent when on the road. Here are a few examples, maybe you can relate?
When it comes to finances, I am conservative and he is a spendthrift. There is just something about a road trip that makes him believe he is Diamond Jim Brady.
Our drivings styles are totally different. I have yet to understand the reasoning of being in the wrong lane "until you get closer" mindset. Of course, when the exit is .05 miles on the right, we are always in the far left lane and wa-la, the fussing begins because the traffic won't let him merge. On the flip side of the coin, my continuous "I told you 20 minutes ago to get over", doesn't quite seem to help.
Hub's loves to pass, but thinks you should pass at the speed limit (which may be the legal way, but nevertheless); me, I prefer to pass fast and be done with it. Hanging out side by side with a semi is just not my cup-o-tea. He tends to cut the passing thing a little to close for my comfort and he seems to get exasperated with my outbursts of "WATCH IT, THERE'S A CAR COMING UP!" He proceeds to yell, "STOP IT! DON'T DO THAT!"
Music is another hot button. A musician hears the instruments and a writer hears the words. He likes to listen to rock tunes from the 80's and 90's and I like country. As a side note, he doesn't quite understand my ability to know all of the words and sing along, and yes, I know I can't sing, but I like to do it anyway. I prefer listening to the radio and I scan and scan which drives him to the point of saying, "just pick a station and stick with it." He prefers to play downloaded music from his phone, knowing that I can't sing to instrumentals.
Sometimes we do not have music playing and we will talk. The problem with this is that it usually revolves about work and that is not productive.
I will try and blog and/or vlog along the way. Sure hope we're on speaking terms when we arrive....and more importantly when we return home!