Sunday, August 5, 2007

Road Trip Essentials - Part 3

Here's part three of a growing list of essential road trip experiences. I might work on this project over the next few weeks and perhaps even create a glossy poster once I reach 100.

So, here are the next five...

While driving any road called Highway 11 play John Mellencamp's "Minutes to Memories."

Drive cross-country from east to west, reading the nation's topography as a story.

Organize a road trip by theme. We've had luck with trips dedicated to BBQ joints, presidential sites, and noted numbered highways.

Visit Darwin, Minnesota, and its famed "Biggest Ball of Twine." Listen to Weird Al Yankovic's song of the same name at least ten times before you arrive.

Find an empty highway with a straight and level grade. Play Judas Priest's "Turbo Lover." Got your foot on the pedal? Find the metal.

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