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What to do for seven hours in the car?


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#1 JimmySlim

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:25 AM

I'm going on a seven hour trip with my family next week. I'll have my laptop and ipod in the car... anyone have any ideas? Games? Music? Whatever?

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:37 AM

Watch a few movies on the laptop to kill time off.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:57 AM

Maybe keep the laptop closed and ipod off and enjoy the trip and look out the window, enjoy the view. Talk face to face with the family? Do something you wouldn't do at home in your room. It's why they call it a trip or vacation. Be different.

Just a wild potentially heretical thought. :whistle:

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 12:52 PM

What is the start & stop point?
Might be some cool things to see along the way.

I agree with Animal. Keep the laptop off and enjoy the drive.
There's a lot of pretty country out there.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:19 PM

7 long hours? :|


iPod or sleep.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:40 PM

Enjoy the sights, read a book, disconnect from all your electronic devices.

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Posted 24 June 2011 - 06:29 AM

Keep your camera handy, and always see what's going on around you. I've always found plenty of things to take pics of when we travel. But since I'm usually driving I miss most of the shots. :cool:
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 07:52 AM

"What to do for seven hours in the car?"


May we assume you are not the driver?


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Posted 24 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

:hysterical:

"Elementry. Mr. Watson", said Sherlock Holmes.

Just enjoy your Trip, Mate, Learn all you can from it about your own Country.

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 08:49 AM

"What to do for seven hours in the car?"


May we assume you are not the driver?


- spot on ;)

I wanted to suggest playing some decent RPG so you can get yourself into it (if you like this kind of games) but now I feel bit ashamed and agree with fellow colleagues: enjoy the views !

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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:33 PM

I met an English bloke the other day out in front of my office.
He commented on how pretty and vast America is.

Turn your devices off and enjoy the trip.

Never responded what point A to point B was.
That might make a difference.

If you are driving throught the great salt lake it is boring.
But if you are driving through Yellowstone it isnt.

Even the middle of Kansas is very pretty country!
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:44 AM

I find that reading a book seems to pass the time by faster than doing anything else... And to go back to a previous post in this topic, read Sherlock Holmes. :)
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 07:08 PM

Close your mind to everyday concerns and absorb the moments as they occur.
No preconceptions,no itinerary's.




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