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Thursday, February 24, 2005

Road Trip Games

I'm printing out all of our summer events, many of which involve driving long distances-Orlando Florida for Workcamp, Steubenville, Ohio for the Youth Conference, Notre Dame for the ND Vision week...and one of my faithful readers sent me an email wondering:

Does anyone have any good road trip games? Maybe a mind bender riddle or a travel game. Do you have a good one-or several-I'll need plenty for the Orlando Trip! (thanks to Jim F. for the idea!)

12 Comments:

Blogger MJ said...

Here is my family's game, known as Zit or Windmills

The rules
- players must have their seat belts on for points to count.
- mom, and only mom, can make up new rules

If you see a windmill say "zit" "zit- windmill" or just "windmill" the first person to get the words out of their mouth gets a point.

If you see a cemetary shout "zit- cemetary" and all other players lose all of their points. A player with no points goes to -1.

The game is won by having the most points by trips end.

We're from NE so there is no shortage of windmills on our trips, but there are plenty of other things you could spot too.

9:09 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Sounds like a game one of my friends played when she and her husband moved down to Florida.

Except the only rules were counting cows on their own side of the road. When they passed a cemetary, yes, the other person lost all the cows they'd counted up. The amount of cows they counted was ridiculous!

12:07 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

MJ I have driven from one end of Nebraska to the other ad nauseum. Not just on the freeway but on the northern biways. I would lose that game big time. I've never seen a windmill.

I've found that riddles work great for keeping young minds distracted on long road trips. Here's one that our dear blog host has yet to answer

"Jennifer, Andrea and Theodore drink coffee

Jaime, Lisa and Dave drink tea

Who else drinks coffee?"

Kids will sit (quietly too mind you) for HOURS trying to figure out riddles. Then when they do, they keep someone else muddled for a couple of hours by not sharing their secret.

9:42 AM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

For the love of St Christopher, this is the same one that Jim has been plaguing me with!!!!!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Wait is that the Jim F who is ruggedly handsome and incredibly charming?

I love him!!!

3:22 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Oh and I know that Jim F drinks tea

But Ellen loves a good cup of coffee

3:37 PM  
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1:05 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Jaime-
no, it's not.
*ahem.*

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1:06 PM  
Blogger TCYM Lounge said...

Having trouble with the posting...sorry for the multiples!

4:08 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Are you sure its not the Jim F who's ruggedly handsome and extremely charming? It sure sounds like him!!

5:07 PM  

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