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Do the car troubles make a vacationing experience better?

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This is a question for the pessimist and optimist in all of us! On one hand, the car trouble is a disaster and we might as well burn the car, catch a plane home and cry ourselves to sleep. On the other, I always look at car trouble as a time to appreciate the beauty in wherever you are! My wife and I are known for taking the "wrong" way to get to every vacation destination we have had thus far....each time, we have found some of the best restaurants, and best scenic views of the entire trip! It is fun to deviate from the plan. Be spontaneous! It is a vacation, which is a time to let loose and enjoy, not be bound by what you are at work or school! Yes car repairs add to the cost of your vacation, but if you let it, it is a whole new destination in itself! When I was a kid, we had car trouble one year headed to California, broke down in El Paso Texas and spent the night in a flop house as that was the only hotel with vacancy...we still talk about that night and the next morning with my grandmother putting on her makeup in the mirror at the end of the bed! We made it to California and enjoyed our vacation too!

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bentheredunthat
Great answer & story! I like spontaneous vacations & side trips, too. You meet the best people & have the most interesting experiences when you throw away the map & wrist watch.
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Thanks, hope you don't mind if I quote you in my debate speech!
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If you break down next to a BAR, maybe...

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depends are you crazy?

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Other than being more memorable I don't see how it would make it better .

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It depends on what kind of car troubles. If your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and you are lost for days, your vacation will not be better. If your car breaks down in an old town (of which could be the town that your great-great grandmother you never knew lived), your vacation might be better.

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I think you are having trouble because there aren't two sides to this "issue" unless you lie about it. It's whoever ok'ed this subject's fault and not yours.

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the operative word here is "troubles!' and rarely do troubles make any experience better...;-)

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Depends on the people in the car. If they're open to new things and love fun and adventure, then car troubles would just be an excuse to explore and hang out.

If they're... well, real people, then car troubles would make the whole thing horrible.

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Other than preventing a trip to someplace you don't want to go, probably not. Car troubles & breakdowns can be dangerous, costly & cut into your vaction time. Unless... you break down in front of an ice cream factory...

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In a "National Lampoon" sense of way? Yeah, I suppose it could.

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