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Old 03-08-2012, 08:44 PM   #31 (permalink)
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So I made the drive and a lot of shit you all suggested worked flawlessly. The one thing that exceeded the most, was listening to my favorite morning show podcast for 8 hours of the drive. During that time not a hint of tiredness happened but when the playlist was over it kicked in pretty hard. I stayed away from caffeine at first and drank vitamin water and plain water which i think really helped. Only got tired after that playlist so i pulled over and took a nap (mistakenly 2 hours) lol but it was great. I woke up, drank a five hour energy and jammed the rest of the way. Kinda fun actually.

For anyone else who needs tips in the future, the things that really helped I think.
First the podcasts and standup comedy audio. Kept me interested and involved.
I don't dip but i dipped today and ate sunflower seeds, think it helped.
Ate salty snacks, didn't eat big meals, and drank vitamin water.
When i got to half a tank i started looking for the next gas station, I think someone suggested this (really helped)
At the half tank fill ups, got out stretched, jumped, ran in place, and went to the bathroom.
The nap was the best decision by far, when i woke up around 4 i drank a 5hr energy and the next 6 hours was extremely easy.
Oh and i know its weird but i had some scope (mouthwash in my car) When i used that i felt like a shock of awakeness idk just sayin.

Didn't think it was gonna be that easy glad i asked you all for tips. Appreciate it.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:27 AM   #32 (permalink)
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We are currently on a road trip. I now remmeber why I hate driving across the country.
I hit a 10 hour rain storm much of it was white knuckle many many cars hydro planed and crashed. I aslo drive for a living so this is not new for me. Still I would have much rather flown and the enjoyment of this trip went right down the crapper. Went from 3 drivers to 1, me. My wife and son, who still has his learners permit just didn't have the skill set to make any of us feel comfortable, so good ole dad drove neearly the entire trip....
hoping to relax and enjoy the rest of the week
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:21 PM   #33 (permalink)
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As stated above, listen to podcasts or talk radio is it passes the time way better than music.

Also this is how the first hour of any of my road trips usually look like, and then it goes downhill from there.
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Old 03-09-2012, 12:29 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Well yea. Freak gasoline fight accidents tend to fuck up road trips.
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Old 03-09-2012, 07:49 PM   #35 (permalink)
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As stated above, listen to podcasts or talk radio is it passes the time way better than music.

Also this is how the first hour of any of my road trips usually look like, and then it goes downhill from there.
Haha so true
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Old 03-10-2012, 02:00 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Glad you made it, hopefully I will be making that same roadtrip this upcoming fall, and it will be a 1 way trip instead of 2 way . How much you spend in gas?
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Old 03-10-2012, 08:53 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Islandsnow is that at me??? Cost me about $250 in gas but I have a fully loaded up Suburban, 8 suite cases, food cooler, bucket of snacks and 5 passengers. If you have a smaller car and better milage, costs should be substantially less.
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:15 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Yeah it really depends on the car i borrowed my buddies honda civic for the drive and its only cost 100 so far on gas including driving to the mountain and back. There are a couple of sites that will estimate the cost of gas for your trip, thats what i used. Just type gas cost trip calculator in google. Its really accurate
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:06 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Not bad at all for both of you guys.
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