I don’t mind a long road trip on my own. I can stop wherever and whenever I like, and I enjoy seeing new stretches of road, new places, what have you.

For a number of years, I was saddled with both an unreliable car and a miserable financial situation (of my own doing). One of the nice things about getting my current car has been the chance to occasionally go somewhere — only I haven’t really done it much.

The only real overnight pleasure trip I’ve taken since I got the current car in 2016 was about a year ago, when I went to West Tennessee for a cousin’s party. But that wasn’t a…



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