I’ve been long-distance driving so much lately (100 miles each way to school 4x a week / 157 miles to Houston each way for classes), so here’s a few things i’ve noticed…
When driving outside the Nacogdoches area…
- you measure driving time by miles (ex. 100 miles = 100 minutes or else).
- watch out for deers, armadillos, squirrels, birds, or raccoons playing traffic.
- if you’re lucky, you’ll smell the SKUNK perfume every 30 miles.
- pass by a barn & you’ll for sure smell some horse doogee.
- you’ll be able to enjoy the sceanary of cows bathing in mud or get to watch them chew their cud.
- state troopers have their cowboy hats on most of the time.
- a LOT of trees. i mean, a LOT of trees.
- you’ll lose signal sometimes so you better know how to change a tire (which I don’t)
- if you don’t have your iPod connected, you better hope you like country or christian stations coz maybe you’ll get one or two mainstream music stations.
- it’s mighty dark outside coz the only lights you’ll see are from the cars.
- you’ll pass by some dink coffee cafes for truck stops & some animal taxidermy just for your roadkill
- & oh hey, don’t forget about the granny on the one lane highway (for each side) going 55mph on 70mph speed limit.