Live from the Wienermobile: 4 Ways to Pass The Time on Road Trip

Dispatches from the Road, Lost Girls, Staying Connected, United States — By on October 28, 2008 at 10:46 am

Here’s the latest on-the-road dispatch from our Wienermobile girls. You can read more about their hot dogging adventures by clicking here

Molly and Selena Oscar Meyer Molly and Selena: Well, we’re exhausted! In the last 13 days, we’ve driven through nine states and visited at least 11 towns.

That means we’ve logged at least 40 hours cruising in the Wienermobile. So, how do we pass the time? Because – sorry, Kansas! – the Midwestern plains don’t engage the senses quite like the Rocky Mountains.

Sometimes, we’re boring and work (hey, we have hotels to book, events to plan and blog entries to write!), but usually we embrace the time. Here, our top picks for wiling away a 9-hour drive.

1. Simply Audiobooks: We just discovered this gem of a subscription service. Like Netflix for audio books, the program sends us one title at a time for $15 a month.

2. CB radio: Flip on this trucker radio to eavesdrop on the world of professional drivers. We admit, this is more fun in a Wienermobile – who knew truckers love to sing the jingle? – but we still guarantee a solid hour of entertainment.

3. Learn Italian Pod: It’s not Rosetta Stone, but we download these language podcasts, upload them to our iPods, hook our adaptors up to the radio, and start conjugating. So far, we know how to say “gelato.”

4. White boards: Hold a dry erase board up in the window, write something clever, and watch the responses. Our favorites: “Honk if you like hot dogs!” and “I love your car!”

Now, you tell us! What do you do on long road trips?

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    3 Comments

  • dadadoll designs says:

    Take in everything I see outside, almost like a child. Nature never fails to fascinate me. Oh, and sing at the top of my lungs. I don’t know but I always feel like singing when on road. 🙂

  • Blair says:

    I’m so boring. I just sleep, because usually no one else trusts me to drive. On my last road trip (from Arkansas to New York), I had a legit excuse–extreme allergies to my cat who was along for the ride. My eyes were literally almost swollen shut. So much for seeing the Smoky Mountains at sunrise!

  • Molly says:

    Don’t worry — we sing, too. We’re just too embarrassed to reveal our in-Wienermobile karaoke picks.

    And, we wish we could nap! The Wienermobile is big, though, and we drive on the cautious side, with two pairs of eyes and ears at the ready.