05-07-2007, 07:34 AM
Is anyone else here a fan of the road trip? Ever since i was old enough to drive, I would just grab a friend on a weekend off, hop in the car without an idea of where I might end up and take off.It might end up as a twelve hour drive to New Orleans for Mardi Gras,driving to Texas cause i had a craving for Tex-Mex, or looking out the window this winter in Missouri during the largest ice storm in recent history, and deciding that as long as it has to be cold, i might as well be skiing,and taking off for the Colorado Rockies for a few days.(talk about a long drive, I usually make this trip in 12 hours,during the ice storm more like 20).I have had the pleasure of being in Europe since mid February on a work trip and have continued my road trip ways. One weekend in Milan, we walked across the street to the main station, rented a car, and ended up in Monaco, before continuing on to Nice. The following weekend without any gear, and a leather jacket on hopped a train and went skiing in the Alps near the Swiss border, just buying what i needed as i went.I am currently nearing the end of three weeks in Croatia, and with a day off yesterday, again felt the need for a road trip. I woke my buddy up at 7 am, rented a car, and we took off.Without a destination in mind we just started driving occasionally looking at a road sign. (Talk about a language that needs to buy a few vowels)We soon found ourselves at the border of Bosnia, laughed and decided to keep going.What a day. We ended up in some remote areas where almost no one spoke english, the buildings were still scarred with bullet holes from the war, and warning signs about land mines were posted in fields along the highway.The mountainous areas of Bosnia are relly beautiful,reminding me a lot a Hawaii. We started to get hungry, and decided it was time to find some lunch, shortly there after we saw an old couple just outside a small village roasting several small animals over open coals. We looked at each other, started laughing, and knew we had to turn around. The lamb, and homemade bread were delicious. (god i hope it was lamb) Oh well delicious just the same.We stopped several other times during the day for coffee, and were introduced to the local moonshine called Rackia, and visited the town of Mostar as well. a very memorable road trip, can't wait for the next one.