That’s a question that many of us ask ourselves every day, right? Well, what does 1,000 miles feel like? Honestly to me the best answer to a question like that should be “AWESOME”. I mean if it’s done right, road-trips are so much more than simply another way to get to point “B”. Compared to commercial modes; booking a flight with an airline, catching an Amtrak train or going Greyhound (see bus option) driving yourself or tagging along for the ride with someone else can be a defining moment in your life, and in a good way at that. Now, of all those options to get yourself to point “B” or “Z” driving gives you the best of all the travel options; ability to set your own schedule, see more and experience Americana (largest ketchup bottle or teapot filling station), ability to get off the interstate and travel the back roads and see even more. Yes, as you might have inferred from my earlier statements, driving is my preferred mode in most situations. Whether I’ve traveled East, West, North or South I’ve usually found something positive to say about my trip (I survived) and more often than not I can find many more positives on which to pontificate.
There’s a lot of life’s questions you can work out in 1,000 miles, but more about that later. Myself, I just took such a trip to visit my family for the Christmas holiday. My mode of conveyance? My 2016 Volkswagen Golf R. My satisfaction level? Joy. I was not the only one to make the 1,000 mile trek, I also had my little big dog with me (97 Lbs.) along as a co-pilot The biggest surprises, a massive 2 hour traffic jam caused by an overturned semi truck just 30 minutes into the trip, an abnormally long rain belt that lasted 3 states, and the realization that I will physically tire well before the “R” does.