Travelling o Arizona, How can I pass the time on the bus??

@mssnow (9493)
United States
May 19, 2007 1:38am CST
Ok Some of you know i am travelling to Arizona in July. I am taking a bus and it will take me about 2 days to get there. Heres the problems I face: 1: I can't sleep siting up or even leaning back. So if the buses are crowded I will just stay awake all day and all night 2. I get car sick if I read or do anything that involves looking away from the windows or bus(such as knitting, playing games , watching a movie or tv etc...) i do ok as long as I just sit and look out the window. I can socialize with others if they want to talk but sometimes you get people who don't want to talk. So, My question is how can I pass the time while riding on the bus. I need some ingenoius creative ways that wont cause me to get sick.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 May 07
How about CD or cassette player? Listen to music or how about some of the great books on tape you can get now. I feel for you - I'd go crazy that long in a car, not driving, and not be able to either read or crochett.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 May 07
That would work - you'd have hours and hours of listening that way, just make sure you have plenty of batteries :) Gee Sis we actually found something we're not alike in - I've never had any problem with anything traveling except for planes - there's just something not right about that big chunk of metal being up in the air. I've flown hundreds of times but I still get white knuckles holding on tight to the seat.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 May 07
Hey I know what I would be doing - I got new digital camera with some of my tax return, I'd be taking a million pictures along the way.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
well I have a video camera but I think my battery quit working on me. so maybe ill buy me a cheap camera and take pics.
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• India
19 May 07
Your journey is for 2 days so there will be a facility of showing movies. Try to watch movies, looking sites through window. This is my best time pass for long route journey. We can pass 2-3 hours in a picture but should be interesting. You can also use walkman which will not disturb to others. Keep cds as per your choice. Only one thing cannot pass time. You need to plan in different different types of programme of 1-2 hours. Change it frequently. Sleeping is also good time pass but within 2 days, you will waste only around 12-14 hours. Rest of the time you will have to divide in such a way that you do not get bore. Reading is really not possible. Day time you can watch scenes outside. This is my best time pass in any journey.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
Thanks although buses dont show movies . At least they never did before.
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@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
19 May 07
You could ask the driver if you could share the driving! No, i don't think that will work. You have to be union i think! Check the back of the bus. There used to be a long bench seat back there. Perhaps but some gravol pills,they do cause drowsiness, but it's better than upchucking and causing a scene. Maybe not, this could be an interesting trip! Don't forget the air-freshener? Take care Mssnow.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
Thanks but those pills dont help, they make me sick . lol. Yes I know about the back of the bus but like i said if its crowded you sit where you sit and you only get one seat. lol. If i can get two seats i will. But i don't expect that to happen in july lol. Thanks and have a great day.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
Oops and i mean to say. Maybe the driver would let me sit on his lap and toot his horn?? ya think? rofl hehe
@budsr03 (2354)
• Canada
19 May 07
"Wait a minute", Jamie O'Neal says "There Is No Arizona".
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• Singapore
19 May 07
Not sure if you have the necessary equipment, my princess. If you do, listen to some music. Or download some useful podcasts that interest you. Just listen.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
That seems to be the plan Lord thanks :)
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
19 May 07
Goodness Snow it does not leave a lot really does it All it leaves is do try to sleep take some travel Sickness tablets and take a Cross word book as you could do Crosswords thats all I can think of Sweet
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
nope cant do any of that makes me sick lol thanks anyways I know it is tough. lol Even the pills dont help lol
• Malaysia
19 May 07
wow, 2 days on buses, that's really long. May be u can think of writing a novel. Most of the time, u dun need to stare at ur notepad, u just tot of the character, the scenario, the storyboard and get the points on your notepad. U can even scratch on it.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
any writing i do makes me sick. but thanks anyways
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
19 May 07
Hey may have an idea here though - you can't write but we all know from your video thing you can talk. If you don't have one pick up a cheap recorder and put your words for your novel on tape. When you get home you can transcribe them.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
lol true i could do that :) good idea faith :)
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@mummymo (23707)
20 May 07
everything I can think of you have ruled out already! lol I think you should keep a pen and notepad handy and jot down all the wonderful ideas you have for discussions here on mylot! xxx
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
20 May 07
good idea and yeah its a tough one :) I hate carsickness lol
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@mummymo (23707)
20 May 07
oh sweet snow I feel for you I really do - never mind though it will all be worth it in the end! xx
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• Canada
20 May 07
Well mssnow, not a whole lot of options to choose from. None the less.. here's an idea and I'm hoping you're very skilled in this area. We know that you can't do anything that prevent you from looking outside the window. So I propose that you... draw. Get yourself a scrapbook and like I said before, I'm "hoping" you're skilled.... drawing images of places you pass-by on you trip. If you can do this (draw) make sure you're near a window. How that for an idea? Does that help Mssnow?
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
20 May 07
Nope i cant draw excepts stick figures. It would make me sick anyways. But thanks anyways
@takkea (394)
• United States
19 May 07
I guess you can try to talk to people on your cellphone.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
LOL yeah at 18cents per minute lol thanks anyways lol
• Canada
19 May 07
Hi Snow, hope all is well. Hmmmm this is a toughy! Not too many choices for someone who gets sick so easily. The only suggestions that I can think of are listening to music, and crossing your fingers that you get someone that is also very chatty. Now a days busses seem to have movies playing too so hopefully you will luck in and get one of those. Good Luck my friend!
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
I hope they do have movies that would be cool.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
19 May 07
My thoughts are take a plane cause it is faster, take a train cause it is fun, drive your own car cause you have more control over when and where you stop, fire up the motorcycle and cruise to Arizona. LOL I was born and raised in Arizona so I really want to go with you. I am a pretty good talker so I could keep you quite entertained. I am changing clothes and packing my bags so I can go too.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
planes cost too much, Dont have a car and i tried the train and there is no train that goes from Portland to Tucson. lol weird huh?? So its the bus for me.Your welcome to join me. I would love to have company i was born in Tucson.
@sjohnson628 (3197)
• United States
19 May 07
If it were me I would definitely bring a walk man to listen to music. You could try counting things also like billboards or tractor trailer trucks. This is a tough question since anything that involves your hands will make you sick. You could also try taking a motion sickness pill and bring things that you can do with your hands. But I would try t his on a short run (the pill) just in case, but the motion sickness pill should work. Good luck!
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
Nope cant tak ethe pills they make me sick lol have tried Thanks :)
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
19 May 07
Oh I know what you might can do, get one of the nintedo games thigs and play with it that is if you ave one or a game boy. Listen to the music/radio. Hope you have someone to talk to.
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@mssnow (9493)
• United States
19 May 07
cant play games but can listen to music. Hopefully :)
@twils2 (1812)
• United States
19 May 07
Geee, Thats a tough one, I think after 18 to 24 hours I would just pass out. If you have a camara you could try to find things to take pictures of. I would think you could enjoy the sites but that would get old after the first 10 hours or so. Sounds like its going to looong ride. Take care, Terry
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• United States
20 May 07
Music. Bring headphones and just hang out watching the scenery.
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
20 May 07
i never been that long on a bus, but when i do, i usually take my cd walkman, heap cds and heap batteries lol and just listening to music and look out the window. i know its hard to sleep upright but when you start getting tired and your body is sick of doing nothing and you rest you head you eyes might shut. i use to get sick when reading and driving a long but i have seem to get out of it a bit, so maybe just a magazine or 2 take on there and you could read in short period of times if you know what i mean. otherwise instead of being a 2 day trip it will feel like 5 days. what about do you like drawing, sometimes if theres a meal tray on the bus, i put that down and put paper on it and draw or write a letter to someone. or even try and write a poem, (but i use to get sick to so i couldnt do that all very long either)
• United States
20 May 07
I usually listen to the radio maybe knitting or crochet and I have guys doing it so don't laugh.