Long Trip

Philippines
January 7, 2009 2:34am CST
I spent the holiday with my family who is quite far from me, after which I have to go a trip for work connections. I decided to travel by land and it takes me TWENTY NINE HOURS to get there !!! I was tired and very exhausted.... that was the longest trip I have. How bout you ? What keep you occupied with a long trip ? Care to share fellow mylotters ?
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• Philippines
8 Jan 09
The longet that I traveled was 14 hours from Manila to Bicol/Sorsogon. I went with my bf and his family there to have a vacation . . even if its too tiring. . ive had a lot of fun!!! ^_^
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• Philippines
8 Jan 09
love...that compensates the long trip :)
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
8 Jan 09
The longest trip I've taken was driving from Maryland to Colorado. It usually took 3 days, but we could do it in 2 if we took turns driving/sleeping in the car. The last time we drove it was very funny because a month or so later we took a 5 hour drive to my brother's and my nephew kept asking how much longer. The first time he asked we were barely on the road and I told him it would be about 4 more hours. My son pipes up and says "We're almost there!" After being in the car for a 3 day stretch, 4 hours IS almost there!
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
That was always the fun part of a long trip, you just keep a word to someone who have never been in the place, to keep spirit high, hehe, that was long trip indeed you have reinydawn. Thanks for your response.
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• United States
11 Jan 09
My granddaughters and I play the alphabet game where you have to find the letters of the alphabet on signs. We also play a game where each persons says that they went on a trip & went to a place beginning with each letter of the alphabet and that we brought something with that begins with the same letter. Then the next person repeats what was said and then adds something that begins with the next letter in the alphabet. That takes up some time when traveling. We also always bring a camera and take pictures along the way. I love the digital cameras now because the kids can get really silly and not waste film.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
11 Jan 09
We've always played the alphabet game, but it got kinda boring when we were kids because we always took the same trip and we knew right where certain letters would be after a while.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
10 Jan 09
if i had to stay in a car that long you would have to carry me to the funny farm on thew way.
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
What is a funny farm lady ?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
10 Jan 09
the funny farm is a nuthouse for looney people like me. lol it's just something we say here i guess.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Hi torchblazed! Oh my that is exhausting and I hope you had enough rest now. The longest travel time I had was 26 hours with a stop over of two hours on a flight from Great Britain to the Philippines. I usually bring a nice book with me when I travel long hours and when my eyes get tired from the reading, I listen to my favorite music/songs. Take care and have a nice day! lovelots..faith210
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
That was much better trip you have faith21, I wish you could bring me to Britain too.. lol. thanks for dropping by.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
haha..that would be great!
• China
8 Jan 09
I rarely have such a long trip in my life. I guess maybe some music or audio book will be fine for your trip. Also, you can try to have a chat with the person who sit beside you. That's the way how to make friends. Haha.
• Philippines
9 Jan 09
I do manage to do both things once a while in the trip, thanks for your response Vincent129 !
• China
9 Jan 09
my pleasure. wish you have a good trip. Maybe next time i will turn to you for advice about how to spend time in a long trip. i kinda will need to have a business trip during mid of Jan.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Jan 09
God morning torchablazed, I do not like to travel at all. I never take trips more than one hour long. It is by far a long time since I did take a trip at all. The last trip I made was wiht my son to a zoo in a town near by where we live. I am a home person, so I rather stay home than take trips.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
It was the longest trip I did, I am a home buddy most of the times too anetteh, thanks for your response.
@anetteh (3591)
• Sweden
8 Jan 09
You are welcome
@aisaellis22 (6449)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hello torchablazed! I also spent my holiday with my family who is away from me. I have to ride a bus and I travelled 7 hours with just sitting all the time. I have a very good holiday and now I am back here doing things I usually do.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
It pays actually no matter how far they are right ?
• United States
8 Jan 09
yes, you are right. Eventhough it's tiring, at the end of the day you will feel contentment to be with your family.
@littleowl (7157)
19 Jan 09
Well i have never been on as long a trip as you but when I do go on a trip and it is a few hours away I take a crossword book with me or a mobile game, it keeps my mind occupied...littleowl
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Doing the mobile game as well, it did kills the time.
• United States
9 Jan 09
You did have a long trip, didn't you? Most of my long trips were either when I was a child, so I did the typical child on a long trip things; or on a plane. If you've ever traveled by plane, you know how involved they can be.
• Philippines
10 Jan 09
A traveler since a child ? Wow.. so nice of you, I do travel, and that was the longest trip I have since I was a kid... no kidding.
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
8 Jan 09
The longest trip I had was of 40 hours and that too by railways. The longest one by air was 14 hours. These long journeys are really hectic and with good company you enjoy these things but when you are alone you tend to hate these things. So I try and have company while going for such huge trips.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
boy that was longggg
@salonga (27858)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Twenty Nine Hours??? That is very long a travel! The longest travel by land that I experienced is when I went to Sorsogon, Sorsogon and we travelled almost 12 hours. I could imagine how exhausted you could really be be with the 29 hours of travel you had! Imagine I almost lost my mind with the 12 hour trip I had in Sorsogon. We went there one Holy Week and it so happened that we encountered processions along the way and that really delayed us even more. I was freaked and was blaming why those processions had to be done in the national road. Ha!ha!ha! It is okay with me if to have long travel for as long as the travel is smooth and no traffic jam. Traffic jam could really freak me out. Imagine I already read all books and magazines I brought along but we have not reached our destination. We already finished all our food ("baon" ) but still the place was still far away. We already went out of stories to tell each other and slept the longest we could but the place remained unreached. How terrible! I really wished I brought along my laptop but I did not and I really regretted it. Anyway, when we reached the place all the hardships and annoyances were forgotten. It was a very nice place to stay and we really had a wonderful time. I am going back to that place again if given the chance but I will make sure my laptop will be in my luggage.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Indeed very tiresome trip on me, it was fine since I did listen to music and sleep over once a while, then go ahead with another mile. Laptops are great company indeed thanks for bringing it up !
@Rainegurl (2158)
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Hi, torchablazed I used to study in a school seven hours (by land) from home. I did not really like the city where the school was located so I came home as much as I can. At first, before hopping on the bus I make sure I have water, biscuits, a book and a walkman (no ipods yet!) to keep me occupied. I would also take pictures of the scenery. But as months went by, I have gotten so bored with the seven hour trip the novelty wore off, that I would just hop on the bus, and sleep until I reach my destination. Have a nice day!
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Making that long trip really is boring.
@guybrush (4660)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
Wow - a 29-hour road trip is huge! By the time you arrive, you must need a very long sleep to get over it. I haven't been on a long trip for a while - the longest was only four hours in a plane. My daughter drove over 4000kms by herself a few years ago to get to her first Air Force posting - but she stopped each night at a motel to get some proper rest, so the trip took a few days. The RAAF would have sent her car by road transport so she could have flown there - but she was looking forward to the road trip adventure and preferred to drive.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
I do manage to sleep over in motels too during the evening, it was a almost a three day trip, exclusive the round trip. Too tired indeed.
@dragon54u (31651)
• United States
7 Jan 09
The last long trip I took was when I moved from Arizona to Ohio. I drove my car and took my two dogs with me. I was so very tired after 3 days of driving!! I listened to the radio and talked to the dogs. At night we stayed at motels and watched tv a little but mostly just slept a few hours before hitting the road again.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
Its so true that you wish something could prevent your eyelids to close.
@maximax8 (29134)
• United Kingdom
7 Jan 09
A twenty nine hour trip is ever so long and tiring. Hopefully during the day time you saw lots of good scenery. I traveled by train from Cairns to Brisbane and it took 36 hours. I looked out the window, played music on my personal stereo and chatted to a few people. I met my the man the was going to become my husband on that journey in the club loco car. We are now divorced though.
• Philippines
8 Jan 09
bet that was an exciting trip you have maxi no matter how tiring it has been.
@rkrish (3003)
• India
7 Jan 09
I love to take long trips and during those days i just keep meeting new peoples and keep sharing with them about the life days they make and enjoy and challenges they face..And really its help me inknowing the habit,culture and ways of living by speaking with different minds...Happy mylotting
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Surely meeting new faces and knowing their lives would be interesting! Thanks for your thoughts.
• Australia
9 Mar 09
I don't think I have ever travelled 29 hours to get any where before, but I reckon it would be a good time to catch up on some sleep! lol. I hope you aren't too worn out after your holiday.
@netmom27 (51)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Ok, this trip wasn't exactly that long, although it took us 2 days to get to my daughter's house in Hampton, Va. I went to visit my daughter whose husband is in Iraq so she would have been alone for Christmas. I drove there with my ex-husband and 2 teenage granddaughters. It was an interesting trip because my ex-husband, complains about everyone that drives. He is the only person in the world that knows how to drive (or so he thinks, personally, he scares me a bit with his driving). He yells at everyone. He tells them that they are in the wrong lane, they need to move over when traffic is merging and everything else you can imagine. Laughing at him was one way that the rest of us were amused. We also ran into some bad weather and he kept saying over, and over, and over, "I knew it, we shouldn't have come." One of my granddaughters is 17 and was helping with the driving. We took my ex-husbands car and he had never seen my granddaughter drive before so he was really nervous about that for awhile until he saw that she was doing fine. He finally went to sleep. I listened to music and talked with the kids alot. The other granddaughter brought a nintendo ds along to keep her busy, and she brought colored pencils and a sketchpad and books. She was pretty quite for the most part. We did have a bit of a problem on the way back. The keys got locked in the car while we stopped for gas. That was a fiasco. My ex-husband was ranting and raving forever it seemed. He wouldn't call the police to try to help because said that they wouldn't be able to get into the car. I would have tried but.... it was his car. So the girls and I went to eat at the subway there while he called a Chevy dealer to make him a new key. Then, of course, he tried to get a taxi but the only taxi number in the book was a disconnected number. Finally, one of the managers working at the gas station offered to drive him over to pick up the key since the Chevy dealer had no one available to bring it to us. We spent about 2 hours at the gas station. That was fun! Anyway, it was great visiting with my daughter and my ex-husband said that next time we should fly there and rent a car. In case you are wondering, we have been happily divorced for 20 years now. He's not really healthy enough to travel on his own but we have maintained a friendship and have gone places together many times.
@yaliren (10)
• China
8 Jan 09
every year,i must take about twenty hours to come back home from beijing which i am working at now. it is really a long trip.every time i am very tired.
@walijo2008 (4646)
• United States
7 Jan 09
That was a long trip, I don't think I've ever taken one that long. When we do travel, I bring things to do, like a good book, or magazine to read, I like playing solitaire, so I bring that game along, we mostly travel in the car, so I make sure I bring my favorite CD's to listen to in the car, that helps pass the time, as I'm singing my head off going down the road...lol.