The Journey is Part of the Adventure
While we were in Oregon our fishing guide was very surprised to learn that we had driven all the way from Colorado. He said that other than from neighboring states that everyone else had always flown in. I was surprised at this, as we always drive on out trips no matter how far away we go. If you have a few people going, many times it takes very little extra time to drive and can save a bunch of money over flying. Plus you get to see different parts of the country up close an personal.
As an example my son and I got off work last Wednesday at noon and after packing the rest of our things we were on the way to pick up my dad 2 hours away who did not work that day. I drove the first 500 miles before getting too tired and then my dad took over and drove the remaining 700. My son was ready as well but never got behind the wheel. We arrived on the coast 1200 miles away by 11 on Thursday morning. Very little time wasted and because it was a fishing trip we only needed to take clothes and drove my little car at 32mpg. We fished 3 days and headed home and went back to work with only 5 days off after driving more than 2500 miles total. Total travel expense was about 300 dollars instead of well over 1000 for plane tickets plus car rental when we got there.
In the last 16 months the three of us have driven from coast to coast twice and fished both ends from Oregon to the bottom of Florida with only a total of 14 days off.
This adds greatly to the memories and story telling.
The journey itself is part of the adventure.