Ideas and suggestions for the road trips
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Whenever I am going for a road trip, I plan before and ensure that I have everything I need in place. Most of the times it is with my friends. However, sometimes bad luck may knock and you find yourselves in a bad situation. I remember one time we went far from home and then our car broke down. We had cell phones but the area did not have good network coverage and we got stranded. Luckily for us, it was in the afternoon and we had a couple of hours to find out what to do. We walked to the nearest town(10 kilometres) where we were able to find a mechanic. We hired him and within a short time, our vehicle was back to life. I usually hope that such a thing never happens to me another time.
During this vacation, our car broke down in the middle on the highway where there are no restaurant or hotel or even a petrol bunk. Luckily we had network coverage and we called our car service provider and he sent us a mechanic from his nearest service center from the place we were stranded. It was afternoon and the mechanic arrived an hour later and had our car fixed and continued our journey. It happens and sometimes we just can't avoid it.
Such things keep happening once in a while. When stars are unfavorable everything seems to end up in a mess. But wise are those who do not allow these things to spoil their trip. Taking these things with a positive zeal is very important so as to keep up the travelling spirit.
The most that ever happened to me (thank God ) was one of my car tires sticking in the middle of a freeway (I started to think of all the horror movies that I had already seen with this theme... it was kinda funny and scary at the same time ). However, I was fortunate to have stopped near a gas station and the problem was soon solved.
DR KOKIL AGARWAL wrote:Such things keep happening once in a while. When stars are unfavorable everything seems to end up in a mess. But wise are those who do not allow these things to spoil their trip. Taking these things with a positive zeal is very important so as to keep up the travelling spirit.
I agree with you on this one, having a positive mind even when things get bad is good. We must not let one bad experience let us down and make us give up on having other adventures. I had a bad experience once but good thing there was help. That is why one must go prepared and I definately learned my lesson from my mistake.
This thread reminds me of my cousin who would always make a sign of the cross before starting on a road trip. He says that the gesture would drive away the bad luck. I really don't believe in such superstition but I don't mind them doing that because there's no harm anyway. And I have to admit that sometimes I tend to believe that bad luck can cause accidents.
It can happen anytime with anyone. Though so far I am having good luck as I have never face anything like this so far. Even I face flat tire some times I normally find the help very quickly and near by. So I guess I am lucky in this case. But hope this luck will keep on riding.
It is normal to face normal mishaps during the road trip but sometimes it gets much disturbing. We mostly have a problem with our car. Sometimes we have flat tire problem or gas tank empty. Sometimes we enjoy it if we are in happy mood otherwise it becomes much irritating.