Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Fun times on the road

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This past weekend I took a road trip to Calgary, as I had to go there for a wedding.

When going on long road trips, I usually like to travel with somebody because when you are travelling by yourself, the trip usually feels longer. So I went with my sister and her boyfriend.

When driving with a group of people there could be a battle with the radio, as some people prefer one genre of music over another, but we didn’t have that problem. We listened to a little bit of everything.

On the way to Calgary, one of the things that I noticed is that some drivers are slow in the fast lane.

With a double lane highway, the left lane is for people going faster than the speed limit. It’s pretty annoying when you get someone going slower than you in that fast lane, and you can’t pass them because there is a vehicle in the other lane, and it gets very frustrating for whoever is driving.

Also, when driving a long distance, everyone in the vehicle can get bored, so I like to play a game that can pass the time, and even involve the driver. The games we played were trivia games, so the driver can play and pay attention to the road.

Admittedly, reaching our destination once we arrived in Calgary took a little extra time, and it was my fault.

When we got into the city we were in the northeast, and the hotel where we were staying was in the southeast. So we decided to take the Stoney Trail, but we got off to a rough start.

I looked at the GPS on my phone, and I thought it said to take the north exit so I said go north, and we should have went south. My sister, who was driving was not too happy, because she asked if I was sure before taking the exit. But eventually we found our way there, and I was more help than a distraction when giving the directions.

Road trips can be frustrating at times, but they can also be a fun experience if you're with the right people, if you don't have slow motorists taking up space in the left lane, and if you can properly read your GPS. 


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