One thing about a 5 hour trip with someone that can't 'hear you and doesn't want the radio on.
Lots of time to think, while you are dodging all the 18 wheelers and the road construction. Why are they repairing and re-doing all the major highways in the country. Duh!!! all these big trucks with 2 trailers are tearing up the highways yes they pay lots of taxes to be able to drive on the highways. But, is it really cost effective to keep having to repair the roadways over and over again yes it does keep the road crew employed. Why aren't we using other means of transporting goods across country. Weren't the railroad suppose to do that we have let all the railroads deteriorate. The railroads use to employ a lot of people too. When I was a kid and all the way through my generation I knew a lot of people that worked on railroads do you know anyone now that does. Yes a friend of mines sisters husband has recently retired from the railroad. How many accidents have been caused by the big rigs, most of us hate to drive on the major highways where we have to fight with them to just drive down the road. The price of gas today can't make them cost effective. This picture seems to make as much sense as watering grass to make it grow and then complaining about having to mow it.