Two summers ago my kids discovered some really boring stretches of road. We were traveling from Louisville, KY up toward Indianapolis on I65. We decided to take a side trip (like we often do when we’re out on adventures) and drive over to see the longest covered bridge in the United States. We discovered once again that when traveling the boring roads it takes some creativity to make fun memories.
Traveling the Boring Roads
We drove what seemed like forever through rows and rows of corn fields. We knew we were up to our ears in cornfields when we could honestly sing the song “corn, corn, corn, corn, TREE, corn, corn, corn…..”. There was just nothing to see but corn and more corn. When we finally did find the longest covered bridge in the United States we were a little let-down.
The bridge was in major disrepair. Hopefully it has been cleaned up and restored by now, but at the time we were not awed by our discovery.
Other Boring Roads in the US
Traveling I66 from Russell Springs, KY toward Bowling Green is another pretty boring stretch of highway. Don’t plan on stopping at lots of rest areas or restaurants along the way. There’s nothing really there. But the best article I’ve read recently about being creative on boring roads has got to be the story of a family traveling through Wyoming across I-80!
Read Michelle’s story about crossing Wyoming on I-80!
What are the most boring roads in America that you have traveled? I’d love to hear your favorite!