Longer the road takes you, it's easier to mull on things, or nothing at all.
Often there's catharsis or 'ah ha' moments somewhere afar. A few times I'd need to pull over to write something down to avoid forgetting about it!
I had driven 2226 miles to Colorado and back to Kentucky, with four days to do it all by car.
Let me give you examples of some ah ha moments I had thought up through road trips....
"Guys REALLY forget things. If you want them to remember something, put it on calendars, next to their favorite chips."
"Religions are small ideas- they depend on followers to make them big (enough to make war) or small (enough to develop communities.)"
"Simple things are simple because complications are what people understand and live for. They have to make things complicated because to realize things are simple, are to realize life CAN be THAT simple is too much for them."
Those are some few examples....
On that note, I'd not go on a road trip for a long while.... the last one was somewhat too much for me- 2226 miles is the top record for me alone so far. One thing I have to add....while driving, I didn't get to think about childlessness, babies, family, nothing. Just empty mindless while driving.
Although....I'm eyeing Louisiana for a road trip next year....Cajun food and attitudes, hillbilly swamps, plantation county, Mardi Gras and Bourbon Rue.... I'm up for that!