U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 06-25-2008, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
148 posts, read 579,917 times
Reputation: 120

Advertisements

When I was a kid our family use to go for a Sunday drive almost every weekend during the summer. We would explore nearby towns, visit State Parks, visit friends and go out to eat at local restaurants.

In many cases we would go a long way and visit places for no reason at all just because it was there.

Is the family Sunday drive dead?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-25-2008, 11:39 AM
 
812 posts, read 3,584,207 times
Reputation: 370
I love to go for drives just as you say. I certainly don't do it as much, but at times I just really want to go, so I still will on occasion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2008, 11:50 AM
 
Location: friendswood texas
2,489 posts, read 6,575,885 times
Reputation: 3061
Up until 3months ago when gas went through the roof we did this every Sunday. Now we really have to think about if a trip somewhere is worth paying for the gas. Most of the time it is not. Its really sad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2008, 03:33 PM
 
3,698 posts, read 10,224,832 times
Reputation: 2609
The gas prices just mean that we take the 40mpg Saturn instead of the 22mpg MPV.

I'm not going to give up the fun family time on weekend drives over a few dollars.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-25-2008, 09:07 PM
 
4,899 posts, read 16,626,136 times
Reputation: 3822
we still take drives, but not as often and when we do, i just start to feel so guilty!
i keep thinking,we are waisting gas but not really going out for a need or purpose
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-26-2008, 05:37 AM
 
5,002 posts, read 4,257,221 times
Reputation: 3020
Not for us. We used to do this as children in Ireland and we try to continue our tradition with our own children now in NY. Maybe we will take our diesel jetta instead of the conversion van. But the thought of just the four of us spending time in the car together, talking, laughing, and chilling is worth every penny. We try not to bring game boys, or movies. One son brings his book as he Loves to read.

We talk about politics, traveling, our dreams, whatever without distractions.

d
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-27-2008, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Whiteville Tennessee
8,262 posts, read 16,374,980 times
Reputation: 10042
[quote=okaydorothy;4236198]Not for us. We used to do this as children in Ireland and we try to continue our tradition with our own children now in NY. Maybe we will take our diesel jetta instead of the conversion van. But the thought of just the four of us spending time in the car together, talking, laughing, and chilling is worth every penny. We try not to bring game boys, or movies. One son brings his book as he Loves to read.

We talk about politics, traveling, our dreams, whatever without distractions.
I hope it isnt dead. What a great way to spend family time. Since families dont eat dinner together any more, maybe they can take a Sunday drive.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2008, 10:39 AM
 
25,670 posts, read 24,308,446 times
Reputation: 44254
Its not really dead, per say, but no one can afford to go anywhere anymore, aside from work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Travel
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top