Seth Carter, Staff Writer

I know I may be in the minority with this opinion, but I love road trips. I have been going on long road trips for as long as I can remember because my family moved away from all of our other family before I was born. We have family in Louisiana and Texas who we visit quite often so I had to get used to riding in a car. There are only a few things one can do to pass the time in such a small space so I had to entertain myself somehow, and through that I have found many things that I enjoy. I credit the fourteen hour car rides for my love of reading. This is what I do the most to pass the time while on the road. I always chose a series of books that I wanted to read and would bring a couple of that series to read. If I liked those books when I got home I would finish the series, and if I did not then it would be a dreadful trip. Luckily most of the books I would bring I would end up loving, and rereading countless times. Something else I do to pass the time on road trips is listen to music.  These frequent road trips give me countless hours to listen to full albums or new songs. So it is in those Mississippi, and Alabama back roads where I develop my opinions and thoughts on new albums. This past trip I listened to Kendrick Lamar’s new album and enjoyed it immensely. The last thing I do and just recently was allowed to do is drive. I thought it would be a chore to have to drive for hours on end, but I actually enjoyed driving. It was fun and a break from the norm of just sitting in the car. My parents like me being able to drive too because my dad can get some work done and now my mom does not have to drive at all. Next time you have a road trip you are dreading I highly recommend picking a good series of books, downloading a couple new albums, and maybe try to drive a little this should make your road trip more enjoyable. But no matter how much I enjoy road trips nothing beats turning on to the street you live on and finally getting home.