Why? Because today is “Take a Road Trip Day”. I love road trip’s because there is plenty of scenery, and great places to stop and investigate along the way. Although some road trips that are repetitive are not so much fun. But today is about a new adventure road trip. I live in the U. S. A. and I love traveling to the different states. I have been across the United States five times by vehicle. I lived in Hawaii, and traveled to Alaska for work. I was fortunate to travel to several state through work for about five years. There are only four states I have not been to and I really want to go to them so I can say I have been to all 50 states.
When our children were young, my hubby and I would take them camping all over the Western States. The road trip was part of the fun. Deciding where to eat dinner was not so much fun. Everyone had a different place they wanted to eat at. I remember one vacation we told the kids we were picking the place for dinner, and they had to eat the food! They were over joyed when we pulled up to a soda shop where we allowed them to have ice cream for dinner!
Here is some information about today from Holiday Insights
Date When Celebrated : Always the third Friday in June
“Summer is here. The weather is sunny and warm. The kids are out of school. The summer vacation season has arrived. It’s time for a road trip!!
The road awaits you. Today is the perfect day to declare yourself a day off and just get away. This special event is on a Friday, so you can call in to work to use a vacation day and make a long weekend of it. While you can plan this day in advance, today will be the most fun by making it an unplanned trip. Be adventuresome. Go with the flow. Some of the best vacation memories come from a spur of the moment trip, with no prior planning or thought.
Here’s how to best enjoy Take a Road Trip Day: Your road trip is about the journey and not the destination. Sure, you can point to a destination, But, don’t get hung up about reaching it. Take a spinner from a kid’s game board, and spin it. Point your car in the direction the spinner indicates, and just drive. Make sure to stop along the way at points of interest, arts and craft shops, wineries and breweries, or any other place that attracts your attention. Keep off the superhighways and you will find much more fun things to do.
You can take a simple day trip, or you can pack an overnight bag and extend the road trip into the weekend ..my favorite choice. If you opt for the over-nighter, remember this is an unplanned trip, so pack your bag at the last minute. For those of you who can’t hit the open road without a planned route and destination, it’s okay. Just keep in the spirit of an unplanned event as best you can.
Origin of Take a Road Trip Day
This special day was created in 2019 by Bob Matthews of Rochester, NY and owner of Holiday Insights .
Matthews conceived the idea of this day while researching Read a Road Map Day. He realized that something was blatantly remiss. He felt after reading a road map, it was only natural to actually take a road trip.”
If you like road trips, I hope you get to take some memorable ones this summer. I have a few kits for scrapping those memories.
Route 66 (images are clickable)
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