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Old 11-09-2013, 06:35 PM
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Joce,

I'm heading to NW Ohio. So I take 76 to 71 into Mansfield and then 30 across.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:12 PM
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I make a 15-hour-drive alone every year at Christmas to visit my parents. Because it's the same route I've been making for 6 years, I've got it pretty well down to a science - I know where I'm going to stop for gas, I know the good rest stops vs. the ones to avoid, etc.

The only thing that keeps me going on the drive is audio books. I was never a fan before, but then one trip my friend lent me one and it was so nice, the time passed by so fast. I went from pulling off the interstate (for a bathroom break, snack break, just a stretch, really any excuse) every 1 1/2 to 2 hours, to now usually going about 3 or 4 hours without stopping.

I do get tired of listening to the book occasionally, so then I'll make some phone calls, listen to the radio, etc., but usually a book will hold my attention for pretty much the whole ride.

I rent books from Cracker Barrels, their system is really easy to work with. The downside is that you never know what they have in stock until you get there, and occasionally they simply have nothing I'm interested in (especially after all these years, I've listened to literally most of the good ones), but for the most part I'm open to listening to anything.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:20 PM
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I take along RedBull, coffee, beef jerky and gummy bears and split my time between signing along to music, calling people and being wholly absorbed in the landscape. That last is hard to do at night though. audio books are also good.
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Old 11-10-2013, 12:52 AM
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Sirius 90s on 9 on my trips to Ohio! (all my fam-jam lives in NW Ohio so we go often too )
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:05 AM
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Sirius 90s on 9 on my trips to Ohio! (all my fam-jam lives in NW Ohio so we go often too )
Where in NW Ohio, if you don't mind me asking?


I'm off to look at new music & audio books. Now I just need to teach Hudson to carry on a conversation with me.
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:20 AM
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Port Clinton.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:10 AM
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Snacks, music and occasionally an audio book. Also like to listen to some of the old time radio mysteries or shows (Cracker Barrel carries those, too). Kinda fun to hear some of the old movie stars 'acting' on the radio (Boris Karloff is a favorite), and listening to classic comedy from someone like Bob Hope or Jack Benny is fun, and pretty timeless, too.
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Old 11-10-2013, 10:28 AM
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Jim Dale's reading of Harry Potter is excellent.
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Old 11-10-2013, 11:20 AM
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I looooove driving by myself way more than long trips with people in the car. I'm really used to it commuting between states for school and I actually miss having long drives now. The longest is around 3 hours and usually someone is with me and it's just not the same.

I crank up the radio and just go. I think a lot, get lost in thoughts/stories in my head. Sometimes I just sing at the top of my lungs. It's such a nice relaxing experience.
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:43 PM
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Ha, I just got home from a trip by myself up North so this is timely.

I have a couple of short fiction podcasts I follow, and I load up my iPod with episodes. When I know I have a trip coming up I "save up" some episodes but will re-listen to old ones, too.
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