This past weekend I drove from Jacksonville to Gainesville, then from Gainesville to Atlanta, back to Gainesville, and then finally back to Jacksonville. Along the way I received the same question many times: “You’re doing all that driving by yourself?
Well, no, some of it was done with my cat in the passenger seat, but yes, I was the only human in the car. People seemed to be shocked by that answer; they “can’t imagine road tripping alone.”
I have more time to read during my road trips than I do at any other time. Listening to audiobooks is an awesome way to pass the time without distracting from my driving, and it helps me meet one of my yearly goals of reading one fun book per month.
Plus, doesn’t everyone look forward to the opportunity to sing along to whatever music they want? Don’t they like the ability to stop to pee whenever they need without disrupting anyone else’s travel plans? Better put, doesn’t everyone enjoy their own company? And what should someone do if the answer to that question is no?