Here are some things I learned from this trip:
-Yelling/Rapping “Bitch, don’t kill my vibe” if a car infront of us was going painfully slow actually helps with the rage.
-You have a lot of time to think…mainly throughout the entire state of Oklahoma and Missouri.
-It’s completely normal to get out of the car and have NO idea where you were. Shamrock? Cuba? Lebanon? We learned these are ACTUAL names of cities in the USA. Copycats.
-Sending postcards to friends and family from where you are is so fun…even if they don’t get it for a week after you get home.
-Diesel gas is not like regular gas and can very much mess up your car. Thanks random trucker for saving my life.
-There is no gluten free or Kale in between the states of Texas to Chicago. This cannot be confirmed but I’m going to go ahead and just assume.
-As we drove through Oklahoma, we quickly realized that the movie Twister was without a doubt filmed there. The drive consisted of high winds, big hail chunks and little mini “dust bunnies” (look like mini tornados but are not). It was scary as hell especially with an army of big trucks sandwiching us! I can only imagine the devastation going on there right now as I have witnessed how scary a regular storm is.
All in all, it felt so liberating being on the open road. We got to listen to some great jams and were not constricted or tied down once. Our hair was a mess…always and we didn’t have a care in the world. It was all of the little things on this trip that made it so memorable- taking that wrong turn and ending up at a cool diner, catching a pink sky after an hour of light rain or buying ridiculous souvenirs from random shops.