All it takes is hopping in your car and choosing a direction, pack a picnic basket for lunch so you can stop when and where you
want and go at least that’s the theory… One thing I’ve learned in the past few years of road tripping is that it helps to have an idea of the general area or destination that you are heading too and when the trip should be over. After that it’s just supposed to be an adventure. You could be off to the winding hills, forests, the ocean or a mountain stream. Start with a day trip and then move to that overnight. Helene and I have done many a trip through the years. There were days when we ended up at
huge event and there were others where we just sat by a brook with our feet in the water enjoying a sandwich. A few years ago we did a Road Trip to Missouri. It was a planned visit with the family. We left and went via the Blue Ridge Mountains to North Carolina and then continued through the Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Every day was an adventure and not one of them was planned. Having a picnic lunch on the banks of the Mississippi River or the trip through the Cataloochee Valley of the Great Smokey Mountains were just a couple of the many places we went on that trip to Nowhere. It was a trip that we remember with fond memories to this day and one that we will cherish forever.
Some people would say that to drive with no real destination or agenda only to turn around and return home would be a waste of time and gas, This, for me, represents my eternal longing to travel. With a Road Trip to Nowhere you can satisfy your own needs to explore. There is that quest for adventure in all of us. We may have a much more complex life now than our parents before us did but we all share a common thread. To wander and seek…We live to discover.
There are times that I am not satisfied with stopping at the local hot spots. I am not satisfied with driving to a festival. I need the mountains, I need the forest and I need fresh air and I live close to them all.