Oh Hey Friday!

The first week of summer is officially coming to an end.  My week was fairly uneventful, because I took the week to just relax and get some things done around the house (read: stay in my PJs most of the day and lay on the couch while watching TV).

Today is when my actual "vacation" starts.  Because by the time most of you read this, I will already be on the road for my 100th solo drive across the state of Texas.  Ok maybe I haven't done it 100 times by myself but that's what it feels like!  I did it all through college and have done it at least five times in the last year.  I deserve a medal.

So since my week wasn't very eventful, seriously I only took 2 Instagram pictures this week which obviously means nothing exciting happened, I decided to dedicate this Oh Hey Friday post to 5 things  to do on a solo road trip.


[one] Two words.....AUDIO BOOKS!  I know I've talked about audio books before but seriously y'all they are amazing.  Especially if you're driving solo.  As y'all know I'm currently reading The Girl on the Train, I plan to listen to the book on my drive tomorrow.  A friend from school was very generous and gave me her Audibles login and she just so happens to have the audio version of the book.

[two] Turn up your favorite songs as loud as you want and belt out the words at the top of your lungs.  This always ends up happening at some point on my trip.  And usually the music it happens to is Disney music, Tim McGraw, and the Eagles.


[three]  Talk to people you haven't spoken to in a while.  Long road trips by yourself are also a great time to catch up with people.  I always talk to two or three people on my trip.  And usually those conversations last at least an hour.  So boom....that's 3 hours of your trip taken care of!

[four] Be prepared and safe.  Sometimes it can be a little scary driving by yourself.  So I always take a few extra precautions while I'm driving solo.  I always have a few bottles of water, some snacks, a car charger for my phone, and a small first aid kit.  I'm also a terrible night driver so I would rather get up super early and leave before the sun comes up, then risk driving at night.  Oh and be sure you've told a few people the time you've left and the time you're expecting to arrive so they can keep an eye out  for you.

[five] Treat yourself.  If you're gonna be in the car for an extended period of time (cough 10 hours cough) then it's always good to have a few of your favorite food items.  For example,  I have this tradition where I stop at two places before I hit the road.  McDonalds for a Sausage, Egg, and Cheese McMuffin and a hashbrown  and Starbucks for a Venti of whatever beverage floats my boat.  I use these two things as my motivation to get out the door early in the morning.  Along the way I also will buy myself some Reeces minis and a Dr. Pepper.  Which are two of my snack must haves on road trips.
Hopefully some of these tips are helpful to you.  I know they have helped me throughout my 8 years of using them as I drove the 8-10 hours home.  This time across will be interesting because while I'll be the only person in the car, I will have my two babies with me.  Both Sadie and Brady are coming with me. They'll be spending the summer with my parents since I'm gonna be traveling around so much in the coming weeks.  
So....have a great weekend lovelies and wish me luck on my very long (did I mention the drive was 10 HOURS!!) drive home.  
Happy Weekend! :)

3 comments

  1. I've been meaning to try out audio books. I listen to podcasts now while I walk or for car trips. Would be nice to mix it up!

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  2. I love solo car rides! I did many in my single gal days, and your list is spot on! Audio books, catching up with friends, junk food and staying safe in the daylight are all things I did too! Enjoy it!!!!

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  3. I am a definite road trip snacker! I don't know what it is about an open road and great tunes, but this gal loves a snack! :) Hope you have a safe journey!

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