Hell hath no fury as a woman scorned, and the thought of an angry wife with a rolling pin sends most married men into paroxysm of terror. A courtship is even more dangerous, the lady may change her mind at any moment, the most novel human attractions seem mundane on daily repetition – a change of scenery is necessary, in order for couples to know each other better and build trust. This Valentine’s day, go old school, take out your loved one on a vacation, feel the pleasure of the good road, a great car and the person you love most at your side – this Valentine’s Day, take a road trip.
Reasons to get out of the house:
Valentine’s Day is not just a custom, it’s an opportunity. It is a chance to make up for mistakes, it is a way to impress the girl just that little bit more, and it is the opportunity to reach new levels of intimacy with your spouse. So, this February let the open road guide you to your destiny. It is of course always possible to go to Las Vegas, book a suite and gamble and frolic the night away and return home, hopefully with more money that you went in with. But a road trip, an actual physical movement over roads is an end unto itself. Little known towns pop up by the side of the highway, gas stations serve surprisingly good food at knock down prices, new bars in new towns create new friends, and spending time traveling, cuddling together and tucking each other in bed in a new motel every night is the very definition of a romantic adventure.
Places to go:
An American is spoiled for choice for a road trip – he can travel coast to coast crossing time zones and the entire breadth of the USA, from New York to Washington to New Orleans to Houston, crossing the desert at Salt Lake City and finally arriving in sunny California, hilly San Francisco or foggy Seattle. He may go north and explore the forests, the trees, listen to the eternal alive silence under Redwood trees that lurk in places seldom touched by men. E may take his car South and enjoy the old fashioned hospitality of Charleston, ponder the history of the Civil War and dream of Gone with the Wind in Atlanta or spend time jet setting on the beaches of Miami.
Things to do:
Of course one could fly – sit in a cigar shaped aluminum needle that scorns the ground and get there faster, but it is not even remotely close to the thrill of driving and watching mile after mile rack on the odometer. Familiarity breeds trust, trust builds intimacy; intimacy creates love and love guarantees happiness against the cruel, cold, outside world. On the open road, every mile is an adventure, every turning a new opportunity, every fork a choice that determines destiny.
The true wealth of a nation is its people, so this Valentine’s Day, don’t just love your spouse, love the strangers, love the passersby, love the clean air, the endless green fields heavy with spring harvest, love your life, love your country and above all love your fellow men. Step out, the World is waiting for you – explore. Take a road trip.