Thank you all, this is really really good stuff. I completely forgot about the way we kept our children quiet in the car on long trips, you know counting VW bugs or license plates from other states. I know I have found that when you stare at the odometer all that runs through your head is crap I only went 100mi or 20mi or whatever. That really does kill the fun of the trip, making the end point the goal not the fun of the ride. I love the counting up and totaling the price of the farkles, if it doesn't keep you busy it might make you cry! I forgot the horror of riding east in the morning, so true. And it's so true the more you ride the further you need to ride to see something different. I was a road salesman for years and I can remember my wife saying lets go for a ride and all I could think of was I needed to ride four or five hours just to get out of my daily territory.