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A Question… (Contest)
Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Today, I’m heading back to Arkansas! Virginia’s fantastic, but it’s not home, and I’m dying to get back, get unpacked, and get back to work. My word count suffered horribly, and I have a lot of catching up to do to “win” my NaNoWriMo T-shirt!

In the meantime, I have two days of driving to endure with three of my girls. We always make the trip fun. I look up celebrity gossip to share with them. We turn the music up loud and do our own version of “carpool karaoke.” Plus, we really dig staying in hotels and leaving the bathroom and beds a mess. Ah, the luxury. 🙂

So, my question for you today, just for fun, is what is your favorite part of the journey when you’re on a road trip? Do you stop for those crazy “biggest ball of twine” signs? Do you love finding great hole-in-the-wall places to eat? Do you love staying in a nice hotel?

Tell me, and you might win a free copy of your choice of one of my latest releases! In the meantime, be safe and have fun! ~DD

16 comments to “A Question… (Contest)”

  1. Alicia Cline
    · November 25th, 2017 at 8:17 am · Link

    This is going to sound so strange… When it’s just me and my mom in the car we point out the sex toy shops billboards and strip club billboards and joke about them. One time we actually passed one of the strip joints we had seen advertised and we died laughing.

  2. Kristen Guthery
    · November 25th, 2017 at 8:55 am · Link

    Have a safe trip home. For me it is finding great places to eat. Lots of local places with great local specialties. It is great meeting people and sharing a moment of their everyday lives. 🙂

  3. Debra Guyette
    · November 25th, 2017 at 9:15 am · Link

    I enjoy finding unique restaurants and also visiting some little holes inthe wall places.

  4. Misty Dawn
    · November 25th, 2017 at 9:44 am · Link

    I love stopping at restaurants I have never been to and checking out all the interesting things we see along the way.

  5. Jane Malinowski
    · November 25th, 2017 at 9:53 am · Link

    I too like the comfy hotels along the journey!

  6. Joanne B
    · November 25th, 2017 at 10:07 am · Link

    When traveling by car, we always build in exploring time. We drive around different areas to find unique spots to visit and interesting places to eat, like the hole in the wall that only served pancakes(50 different ways, but, still only pancakes). That’s what makes road trips fun.

  7. Tiana
    · November 25th, 2017 at 10:29 am · Link

    When we travel we always have to eat at places we don’t have at home.

  8. Jo Powers
    · November 25th, 2017 at 10:53 am · Link

    My favorite part of the journey is seeing new places. If we are going somewhere we’ve been before, we will try a new route. I’ve seen some cute little towns, eaten at some great little restaurants. But we’ve have just as many mishaps with bad restaurants and not seeing anything for miles. It’s a gamble, but it’s fun.

  9. cindy b
    · November 25th, 2017 at 11:07 am · Link

    What memories your question brought back! YES! We stopped at every Howard Johnson restaurant along the way. My mom loved the vending machines they had in the restrooms. They didn’t have junky stuff, but real travel size cosmetic items in unique packaging. Not so much the restaurants since with 5 in the family we usually packed food to, from, and during vacations. Yes, we stopped at the roadside ‘museums’ (and I use the term loosely) and other unique displays. We would take roads we never used before, set a time or distance limit before starting out. If the road didn’t pan out to somewhere, we backtracked. (Once mom had to back out of a road for miles as it was too narrow to turn around). It was quirky things that made vacations fun.

  10. Colleen C.
    · November 25th, 2017 at 12:06 pm · Link

    I enjoy seeing what is around… soak in the sites.

  11. Courtney Slater
    · November 25th, 2017 at 12:22 pm · Link

    On road trips, we try to make a point of eating at restaurants that we don’t have at home, whether they’re chain reaturants or mom&pop places.

  12. Jennifer Beyer
    · November 25th, 2017 at 12:47 pm · Link

    My husband believes firmly in getting in the car and driving straight through so no ball of twine museums for me! I point out every attraction and roadside stand in hopes that someday he just might stop.

  13. Elysian Fields
    · November 25th, 2017 at 1:57 pm · Link

    I love seeing random road side attractions. Something unique to where I am. It can be a landmark building, a quirky restraunt, a view you cannot get anywhere else, or just fun signs along the way; it just has to be unique. As I am a planner, I try really hard not to look up anything before I go so that I can descover these fun things along the way, a small little surprise.

  14. Jodie Bivins
    · November 25th, 2017 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I love the mom and pop hotels and the little hole in the wall eating joints. And love seeing things you don’t see everyday

  15. Stacy Caldwell
    · November 25th, 2017 at 6:08 pm · Link

    All of our road trips always end up like National Lampoon’s Vacation! Lmao So it’s usually what I’m thinking of and that how on earth am I always in these situations! Sometimes it’s just so stupid, all I can do is laugh non-stop! ????
    Pretty much the story of my whole life ????

  16. ButtonsMom2003
    · December 1st, 2017 at 1:42 pm · Link

    Hubby and I have discovered the joy of listening to sexy audio books while we’re in the car. Your book, His Every Fantasy, was one of the first we listened to in the car and that night when we stayed in a hotel. :mrgreen:

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