I have turned into one of those people who like going a drive
ssd · 14/05/2021 11:10
Is there any hope for me?
I dont really want to go out for dinner, its usually overpriced and not that great. I dont want to go to the pub, alcohol doesn't agree with me now. Shopping is just shit now.
So i like to go a drive. And maybe top the excitement off with a nice walk.
Am I being unreasonable?AIBU
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Blueeyedgirl21 · 14/05/2021 23:03
Sometimes if it’s a nice day I enjoy going a strange and new way home from work, maybe even stopping somewhere for a coffee. Adds an hour on to my journey and my dp thinks I am insane. I always know I am feeling happy and positive if I feel like a drive about and discovering new places. When I am anxious or low I want to pelt it home. Strange isn’t it
HillsBesideTheSea · 14/05/2021 23:05
Oh i have loved this for years. My favourite game is "i wonder where that road goes" bonus points for only using a road map or no map, minus points for using sat nav or digital tools.
For me it is the ability to enjoy the view, have the conscious part of my brain happily busy with the driving. At the end of the drive my brain has always solved whatever is on it and lets my conscious mind catch up. Awfully cathartic.
newnortherner111 · 16/05/2021 09:42
I enjoy a walk and it has been important when wfh for setting boundaries, especially mental ones. Before the pandemic I rarely wfh because I did not want work and the rest of life to merge and become all encompassing in my thought. I have still not exhausted all possible places to visit in my local area.
Don't have a car.
OhWhyNot · 16/05/2021 10:07
I love going for a drive and a walk
I absolutely love driving at night alone it’s like being in my own personal moving shed. Last week it was through central London it was lovely seeing the sights
I don’t go for a walk at night I would like to but not that brave (I drive out into quiet countryish lanes)
littlepattilou · 16/05/2021 20:12
Oooooh, me and DH go there around 3 or 4 times a year. (To the top of the Horseshoe Pass, where the Ponderosa is.) Although it's only doing takeaway food and drink at the moment, and the shop is shut. (The Shop In The Clouds.) The owner has another shop in Llangollen though. I think it's called The Shop Around The Corner.
Although..... this may change from tomorrow!!! The shop and restaurant may be open. I will ring them tomorrow to check!!!
We ALSO love to drive through Snowdonia, and LOVE Barmouth, and Fairbourne, and Harlech, and all that West Wales coast. Being quite close-ish to the Welsh border, we LOVE going for drives in West (and mid) Wales. We may bump into each other one day.
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