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June 10, 2009

Road Trips Aren't So Boring Anymore

Hagerty_total Ah, road trips; the bastion of family squabbles and the phrase “stop touching me!” I remember those days. My brother and I would share the back seat of a 1989 Jeep Cherokee Laredo and stack a bag of toys or books in the middle of the seat in order to draw our imaginary line which delineated who had how much air and seat space. It was important. Should he reach his toys or fingers into my space, I would holler from the back seat, “He’s on my side! Make him stay on his side!!” And vice versa.

Besides that colorful description, I have great memories. On that old Jeep we put a sticker from every state, national park, monument, or weird place we stayed. It had the back window filled before I hit high school, when I was given the Jeep to drive every day. I became recognized by the Jeep with the window stickers on it. High school is so unpleasant sometimes. I digress. A lot.

Hagerty_oyvey On those very same trips, my family would play any number of mindless and sometimes not-so-mindless car games, including but not limited to Slug Bug, Cow Counting (pass that graveyard and yours die!), and I Spy. What we didn’t play—and wish we had—was Road Sign Rally. Hagerty’s Road Sign Rally is in full force again my friends. The idea: take pictures of those utterly ridiculous signs you see on your trips that you would otherwise ignore. Then send them to their site for a chance to win an iPod Nano, fancy camera (natch), or a gas card (hot dang!).  If your photo is chosen as the wackiest, you'll win a digital camera!  The contest runs through July 31, so get out on the road and start snapping.

Even if you don’t submit a photo, check out the gallery of submissions. It is so worth wasting time at work… you’re doing it anyway.

Happy Road Trippin'!

by Breanne Boyle

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