Road Trips


Road trips with my husband are the best.

We’ve been on lots of road trips since we’ve been married, some short and some long. Our longest was from Iowa to Boston.

Today we just made a simple trip to Iowa City for the Hawkeyes basketball game, but it was great.

I have a playlist on my iPod just for road trips. It has every song that we can belt out and agree on. The playlist has a wide variety of genres excluding metal (because it’s the worst) and country (because my poor husband is uncultured πŸ˜‰ ).

Sometimes we just jam; that’s what we did today. I’ve been trying for years to catch my husband dancing and singing on video, and today, I succeeded! He still doesn’t know πŸ™‚ I would share it here, but he would probably kill me, so I’ll just revel in my small victory all by myself.

Every once in a while a road trip requires a little more than a simple jam session; sometimes it just needs a little competition, so, for you who are looking for a new car game to play, here’s a game we made up:

The App SoundHound identifies songs by listening to them. Download it if you want to play! The game rules are as follows:

  1. One person picks a musical genre for the round
  2. Each person then picks a song they will sing based on the genre
  3. Take turns singing to the app to see if it can correctly guess the song. Keep score accordingly.
  4. A new person picks the genre for the next round.
  • 0 points if the app can’t guess your song
  • 1 point if it guesses a different song, but includes your song as a possibility in the list below the initial guess
  • 2 points if it guesses your song but also includes other possibilities below it (because that means it wasn’t totallyΒ sure)
  • 3 points if it guesses your song and only your song (no other songs listed below)

We haven’t played our game for a while because we can get through most short trips without competition, but when we need a little life injected into the trip, we play.

I’m so glad I have a husband who doesn’t mind being silly with me. He brings me so much joy πŸ™‚

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