RZS10 wrote: ↑
Tue May 04, 2021 4:33 pm
Realistically the "local colour" will be a trashy motorway service area, not much of a scenery to take in, unless you go out of your way to get off the highway in order to find some nice place.
I'm happy driving long distances, SWMBO gets bored. We both like to have a look around places on the way, so we tend to plan such trips as a maximum of half a day at a time on the road - usually no more than 4 or 5 hours - and then spend either a morning or an evening taking in the sights. More of a road trip than a long range slog. If I needed to, I would drive the 12 hours in one go except for fuel and food/pee stops. But it would be boring as it would be motorways and they are, frankly, boring.
Last such trip was down through France to northern Spain. Spent a week or so on the trip down, a few days down there and then two days doing the trip back up. Could have done either direction (about 1300km) in a very, very long day but it would have been a dull day. Easy, but dull. But we've done the trip 3 times and did a different route each time and got to see bits of France we wouldn't have seen otherwise.
Turbo says "Dumpster sounds so much more classy. It's the diamond of the cesspools." oh, and "The Dutch fans are drunk. Maybe"