And Then Life Happened, Road Trip Wednesday

Road Trip Wednesday: Road Trip!

RTWRoad Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway’s contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody’s unique take on the topic.

We’d love for you to participate! Just answer the prompt on your own blog and leave a link – or, if you prefer, you can include your answer in the comments.

This Week’s Topic is: In celebration of the release of Kristin Halbrook’s NOBODY BUT US (hooray!!) we’re asking: Zoe and Will set off on the road to seek a better life and encounter loads of drama on the way. What’s the most dramatic road trip you’ve ever been on?

The only thing dramatic about most of my road trips is the scenery. But one time we decided to go to California to visit family over winter break – I think this would’ve been 2005? – and that year, it poured rain – literally inches in the course of a few hours – and every. single. road. was flooded. We tried every route we could to get out of there, which eventually involved us having to drive a couple hours further south to gain access to even more roads down in the Bay Area – all of which ended up being flooded, as well. Finally, my dad looked at a map, and found a little nothing road that turned out to be the only road that wasn’t flooded, so we were able to use that to get over to the other side of the Bay and over to the interstate. It probably was closed not long after we got through, because the water on the other side was, by that point, spilling over the cement barrier over into our lanes. It took us probably close to 10 hours to get to where we were trying to be that morning, a trip that should’ve only taken us an hour.

And that’s the story of the last time we visited California in the winter.

What are your traumatic road trip experiences?

Currently Reading: Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Currently Listening To: Tegan And Sara – “How Come You Don’t Want Me”

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6 thoughts on “Road Trip Wednesday: Road Trip!”

  1. Wow! I hate driving through heavy rain, though I don’t think I’ve had to drive through severe flooding. So far I’ve been able to avoid that. I’ve driven through some deep puddles in the road after a storm, but nothing like this.

  2. I’ve been traumatized driving through bad weather, so I hear you on that. Curious how you like Beautiful Creatures. I wanted to read it prior to the movie, but heard mixed opinions on the book.

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