Travelling along

Submitted: Saturday, Oct 26, 2013 at 22:07
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Just another chit chat topic.
What do you do while driving? Do you sit and talk? Play games? Turn the stereo up and sing? Or are you like some I have seen driving along that look like they are stunned mullets, and hypnotised by the road?
What do your passengers do? As above, or their own thing? Seen plenty of those laying back with their feet out the window.

Every one has different ways of travelling
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Reply By: Member - John - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 01:31

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 01:31
Think, sometimes too much, LOL. Enjoy the scenery and just soak in the varying terrain etc.
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Reply By: Graeme - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 08:25

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 08:25
I sit there concentrating on the road and listen while my wife talks; certainly make it appear so.
When she runs out of breath and has a nap I listen to some music.
When the bladder range has been reached it is time to stop for a cuppa.
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Reply By: Notso - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 08:30

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 08:30
I tell my passengers that I'm not there to make light conversation or entertain them. I reckon it's my job to get em there safely! It's their job to keep me alert. If the wife and I are travelling with the van on and she goes to sleep, I pull over, I could be next.
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Reply By: didjabringabeer - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 13:39

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 13:39
I like to look at all we pass.Trees,rocks,flowers etc. Always being told to watch what
I am doing. 40 yrs ago took an elder from Roebourne to PH and he told storys of trees
rocks. Cant remember the storys now but will always him.
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Reply By: Member - John and Val - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 14:33

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 14:33
When on a "sightseeing trip" we are not too concerned about timeframes or intineraries so we aim to make the most of whatever comes along. That means keeping a sharp eye on the country that we are passing through. With OziExplorer always running its interesting to get an idea of what is out there that you cant see from the road - the creeks, cliffs, mines, ruins etc. Out of habit we look for spots that would be good for an overnight stay, whether or not we actually need such a spot at the time. Mostly though we like to watch the landscape and how it changes and the photo opportunities that exist - then finding somewhere to stop when a photo opp pops into view.

Occasionally we (just the 2 of us) will have a D&M discussion, but we have never really talked that much when travelling. Sometimes we listen to music, but only when on bitumen - on gravel its a waste of time even trying.

If its a "point A to point B" type of trip, thats a different matter altogether - usually on bitumen, more traffic about, more need to focus on the driving.

Cheers,

Val.

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Reply By: Robyn R4 - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 20:16

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 20:16
I'm very much like Val...looking for any potential stops, checking for photo ops, talking, looking for good spots to stop for the dog to take a comfort stop etc. We've discovered lots of small marvels by stopping roadside for the 4 legged princess...close-up of the rocks in Sturts Stony Desert, the unknown grave on the road to Porcupine Gorge, Qld etc etc.
We've never thought to pack music-we enjoy the chance to be immersed and it's honestly never occurred to us to pack any.
We frequently marvel at the amazing first explorers and settlers and what they went through.
We talk about life in isolated communities and the inner strength of those who live in the outback.
I must admit I'm good at napping, too!
If you ever passed us and thought we were doing a stunned mullet impersonation, it'd only be because we were simply enjoying each other's company and that we had just done how-many-days together without racing off to work etc!
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Reply By: Member-Heather MG NSW - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 16:52

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 16:52
I often take photos if the road or the scenery is interesting, gravel, or unusual; sometimes sing loudly along with the iPod or the radio; or both of us listen to ABC radio for shows such as The Conversation Hour' or talk about where we are planning on travelling to next... If I have information about places we are going to and have done my research and planning, we'll discuss that too.
...Ohh and we wave to other travellers, will stop to do short walks and visit natural attractions on the way so long as they are out of town!
cheers Heather
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Follow Up By: Member - Rosss - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 15:13

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 15:13
If we are travelling and I am having a bit of a look around I usually get told "WATCH WHERE YOU'RE GOING" and then a couple of kilometres down the road I get "DID YOU SEE THAT" so doesn't matter what I do it's the wrong thing.
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Reply By: Herbal - Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 15:28

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 at 15:28
The most bestest fun way to kill time on the road...

...is, put the misses on the back seat. Put the dog in the front seat...Eat a can of pal...Then see if the misses really can tell which one just farted :)
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Reply By: Quickboats - Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 14:39

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 14:39
Turn the radio on, sing as much as you like! lol

Take amazing photos of nature.
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Follow Up By: SDG - Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:04

Monday, Nov 04, 2013 at 15:04
Been there. Done that. Often have the kids tell me to shut up.
Even worse when the car overtaking you laughs at my good singing voice.
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