AKA how to stay awake when driving for eternity
This updated version has a couple of spelling errors corrected.
Download the Road Trip Logbook version 1.5 - PDF format
D and I make the 5 hour drive to see family this weekend, so we decided to go ahead and make an official logbook. We’ve made this trip so many times that it’s hard not to fall asleep on the long boring drive. Podcasts of This American Life, road trip music playlists and video games for the passenger only get us so far before we’re fighting off zzzzZZzzz. We’ve provided our Road Trip Logbook version 1.0 here in printable PDF format for your enjoyment. It’s meant to be folded in quarters like a little book. If you print it double-sided, you can turn it inside out and start fresh on the drive home.
DISCLAIMER: Before you get all offended that we count roadkill, please note that we aren’t running over animals ourselves – we are JUST COUNTING ALREADY SMOOSHED ANIMALS. Animals die on the road. It happens a lot. If you think it shouldn’t happen, you should stop driving. If you bother to count, you might be surprised at how many flattened animals and/or really weird things you see on the side of the road (watermelons – car doors – lonely shoes). It might make you a little more cautious about speeding through that deer crossing. Also, about the trucker bombs…ya, we know, it’s disgusting. After keeping inventory on a 5 hour drive you too will wish that people would put their garbage and their biohazardous waste where it belongs. If you think using the logbook is an inappropriate pastime for your child, don’t download it, and please don’t send me any PETA flyers.