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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

What do you do to ccupy your mind when you are on a long car journey?

2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

I'm generally driving, so I aim the car at grannies !

3. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

Living in England it's a real struggle to manage a long car journey. I think 4 hours is the longest i've ever done (or maybe i just drive too fast). I generally turn my car into a mobile karaoke machine.

4. Posted by geog (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

I sleep :)

Within 20min of getting in a car for a long journey I am sound asleep - the same for flights.

5. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Does this mean that you are not the driver of the car?

6. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

My father and I drove from here to Virgina (26 hours straight) we only stopped to piddle and eat. One drove/one slept and we just kept taking turns. When my son and I drove to Arizona (3 days of driving, but we did stop at hotels to sleep) He was going to share driving with me...UNTIL he saw what large cities actually looked like. He drove 200 of 2400 miles. Except for the driving thing, we really got to talk to eachother...I wouldn't trade that for anything;)

7. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

We always bring the portable CD player and a good selection of CDs. We spend most of any trip talking and/or singing along to the music. If we're traveling somewhere new, the passenger gets to play navigator and map out the route, read the guide book highlights aloud and be on the look-out for good accommodations and eateries. The driver just gets to talk, sing and steer. If steep hills and/or narrow winding roads abound, the passenger (usually me) gets to close their eyes and sing loudly until the vertigo and nausea pass. The driver (usually Mr I) gets to make fun of the passenger's singing.

8. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 11y

as i don't drive i'm normally the annoying one singing loudly and out of tune, or asking silly questions ....

9. Posted by Dee1979 (Full Member 83 posts) 11y

I tend not to drive long distances if I can avoid it as I get car sick!!!!

10. Posted by geog (Budding Member 24 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

Does this mean that you are not the driver of the car?

Yeah that would mean I am not driving - There are usually a few of us that take turns driving and when I am not the driver I am sleeping. But when I am driving I trun off the music and drive with it quiet. I like watching the landscapes and just using that time to think :)