So this time last week I was at my local Starbucks ordering up a TRIPLE shot Caramel Frap with extra Caramel love. As I was grabbing my Venti Hubby was fueling up the vehicles. I was fueling myself up for my very first attempt at driving over 1 hour, well 8 hours to be specific. My family and I were finally Disney Bound and in order to get there I had to drive but I Don’t Wanna Drive !
We wanted to take 1 truck but with our Team of 8 plus our niece along for the journey fitting us and our baggage it was impossible. This meant I had to pull up my big girl pants and jump behind the wheel. I know there are many of you out there who are thinking :Okay, what’s the big deal?” Yet for me, this was a first.
I grew up in Da Bronx, New York where I didn’t even learn how to drive until I was nearly 27. I grew up being taxied around by my Grandmother an then actual taxis, trains and buses. Even when I did get my license driving anything more than 45 minutes would send me into nap mode. So when Hubby announced that there was no way around it, I had to drive, all I could think was Oh No, I Don’t Wanna Drive!
Still I knew that getting to Disney was way more important than my fears of long distance driving so off to Starbucks I went to dose myself up with as much espresso as possible and still avoid too many bathroom breaks. We pulled off and started our journey. I made it around 3 hours before Hubby decided he needed an Iced Coffee fix from his favorite spot, Dunkin Donuts (yes, we are true coffee rivals in our home…lol). After that I drove for another 4 hours before we had Kiddie bathroom emergencies. I grabbed a Red Bull (20 oz) and was able to finish up our trip in a little under 8 hours!
I was so proud of myself and guess what? So was the Hubby! I had finally gotten over my fear and hesitation of driving more than an hour and because of it we were Disney Bound and ready to start our Disney Adventures!
Are you a good long distance driver?
What’s the longest you have driven>
How do you fuel up for a long drive (coffee or energy drinks)?
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