As I sit here thinking about last Sunday’s short trip to Bucks Lake and Feather Falls, CA about two hours from Sacramento, I think to myself about the open road ahead. One of the greatest experiences one could have with a car, is a road-trip with friends to remote locations. Even with my meager, uncomfortable Corolla, I ignore every nuisance and look forward to the upcoming adventure.
The car brings people closer together with laughs, good tunes on the stereo, and memorable moments that last a lifetime. I remember, about a year back, trying to catch up to a bright yellow Lamborghini just to give the driver and his wife a thumbs up. The looks on their faces was priceless as a banana yellow Nissan Sentra Spec-V full of twenty-somethings roared forward only to coast just long enough to get a glimpse of the beast. With the stop-and-go traffic of everyday city life, one forgets how much fun a long drive can really be. While it may be tiring sitting for hours on end to reach a destination, the end result is worth every bit. New places to see, new adventures to be had. The car opens up new worlds that very few other forms of transportation allow. Looking out the windows, wind in your hair along a nice coastal highway or into the forest along mountain roads, there really is no substitute.
If one were to ask a random person on the street if they prefer a long drive cross-country or a flight, they will most likely tell you they would rather take a short flight than drive into the wee hours of the night. Flying is much easier and more hassle-free. However, a good long drive with people one cares about is simply something any individual should experience, especially if he or she is stuck in the city. So for those of you city-dwellers looking to get a break from the hustle and bustle of urban areas, a road trip to nature is just the right solution!