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I just got back from a 2 day road trip and man, does it feel amazing!

I love driving. And driving on the interstate at 70 80 mph is a feeling I don’t think I can get anywhere else. It’s a feeling of calm and a rush of adrenaline both at the same time. It’s exhilarating.

The thing about the US is that they have these amazing resources, and they have maintained them exceedingly well. All through the trip I couldn’t help thinking how beautiful Connecticut is, and how gorgeous it would look in the fall. I couldn’t help admiring the spectacular view of the Manhattan skyline from the George Washington Bridge (the bridge is so congested you can actually take a few minutes off to sight-see). I couldn’t help gazing in wonder at the incredible view all along Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

Also, they have rest stops every few miles, so that even if you miss one the next one isn’t too far away. You wouldn’t believe how cramped your legs and back can get if you don’t rest every couple of hours. I tried it on the return trip and I paid for it dearly. Also, NEVER trust the GPS. Stupid thing is so stubborn, it won’t listen to me even though I’m telling it that I see signs that tell me to take a simpler, less congested route. But no, I’m in love with the blasted GWB, I have sworn to make you rot in hell and you will take the bleddy route I ask you to take. And I’m the king of the world.

Anyhoo, I also saw some horrible accidents on the way. One actually had traffic held up for 15 miles along the interstate. I actually felt like rolling down my window and sticking my thumb out at the people waiting in the jam and wiggling it to the tune of na-nana-naa-na. Ha. Evil me.

Also, the amount of roadkill that happens on these roads is unbelievable. The sheer number of animal carcasses I saw is mind-boggling. Shouldn’t they do something about it? But I guess they can’t cage or curb them because most of them come wandering from nearby natural preserves. Yet, one’s heart goes out to them.

All in all, a wonderful trip and I can’t wait to get back on the road again. Texas, here I come!


Comments on: "Weeeeeeeeeeeee" (8)

  1. šŸ™‚
    and i’m still smiling… šŸ™‚

  2. Adreneline at 70 mph?? Some kind of reverse joke surely, considering you hardly ever drive below 120 mph!! I am sure there is some deep point to this post, only I am not able to get it.

  3. Did I hear Texas?! Let me know when you visit 6th Street at the famous place! šŸ™‚

  4. rayshma said:

    buy a stetson also! šŸ˜€
    and a horse….

  5. hmmm….driving is good…..and driving on well maintained interstates in the States must be bliss…..I did Delhi-Mumbai and back and some stretches on the via Jaipur route can actually rival those interstates. I have done 140 km/hr on those stretches in a zen loaded to capacity and beyond …..and it was awesome.

    Though the NH 3 through the heart of MP and Maharashtra is not much different from a goat track…

    Repeating once again…..want pics of the latest trip…… šŸ™‚ have fun

  6. @rayshma: me too, you have no idea. šŸ™‚
    @Sailesh: booyah. i NEVER drive above the speed limit. except once. when it really was a matter of extreme urgency. so stop harping on it, for god’s sake.
    @Sudipta: me no drink! šŸ˜¦ but will certainly make it to the famous place. šŸ˜€ with you in tow.
    @pinku: never dared to drive in india, but i shall try it, if you think it’s fun. šŸ™‚

  7. rayshma said:

    i prefer driving in india… there’s a lot more to observe around u. it gets a tad boring for the driver here, no? šŸ˜€ i keep myself entertained, of course!
    did u buy the stetson? or buying it here..?
    i’m gonna mail u a “don’t forget” list… šŸ˜€
    damn! i’ve to clean up…. šŸ˜¦

  8. alice-in-wonder said:

    What happened to the girl I knew who got scared driving at 90? What did you do to her? Bring her back!!

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