The first Mile High Club post focused on a new fresh romantic interest. Well, now you know them a little bit more and are a little more comfortable with them being in your space, they have passed your playful deal breaker questionnaire that you threw into your conversation at random. Or maybe you’re trying to turn a new friendship into a romantic relationship and this is your first step in the direction. Now it’s time to see if you guys are equally yoked!
What better way to test out your potential as lovers and travel partners other than a quick road trip? This may be a little bit much but, for me, this is the easiest way to see people’s travel quirks.
For example, my mom and her friend went on a road trip to Savannah. My mom is the friendliest and most curious person on the planet. This is borderline to the point where I do not like it when she travels alone without me because she almost has a social disorder (JK!). She will make many stops and make many friends along the way. The length of the trip is no concern to her. She is not focused on how long it will take to get there because she enjoys the fun of the process of getting there. She makes five friends at the gas station, she stops to take pictures of everything and with her new “friends” and frequently stops at trucker stations to buy shot glasses for another friend that collects them. This is how she enjoys her traveling.
Her friend, not so much. She hates to stop unless it’s for gas. She hates talking to new people. She just wants to get to the destination. This irritates my mom to no end because the point of a road trip is not about the destination for her. It’s about the ride. Otherwise, why drive?
This is why being equally yoked on how you travel is very important. You need to make sure that you enjoy your time with the one you’re with. Or you’ll be seeing red.
In a sense, I am a combination of my mom and her friend. I feel the same way about road trips. It’s not about what’s at the destination but more about the ride. The conversation. The music. The stories. The laughs. I love a good argument that leaves you silent for an hour and then you’re back to the pictures and fun. However, at the same time, I am like her friend. I am super shy and quiet so I do not like the action of meeting new people. The goal for me is fun, to get away and strengthing the relationship and the bond with the person that I’m riding with.
Things You’ll Need:
- A reliable car with air conditioning.
- A location within 1-2 hours away from home.