My Extrovert’s Dream Vacation

posted by Momo Fali on September 18, 2013

I am an extrovert. I know, I know, try to control your shock.

This morning I was thinking about how much I want to fulfill my dream of driving cross-country in an RV with seven other people. Why seven others? You need eight so you can stop at campgrounds and have euchre tournaments. Also, if you have a big group it means you are less likely to be the one attacked by a bear.

I want to pack board games, coolers full of beer and delicious food, good music, lawn chairs and sleeping bags. I want to canoe down the Colorado River, drive up the coast of California, and stop – I don’t know where – to get one of those Wall Drug bumper stickers, because I think that’s mandatory for cross-country roadtrippers.

wall drug

And, I want to drag a group of people along with me.

I find comfort and safety in numbers. I like having someone to talk to, and if you want to talk and I don’t there are plenty of other people around who can listen to you. This is not me being rude, this is me being sensible.

Also, I will inevitably get injured and the group would be able to take turns caring for me so that the trip isn’t ruined for everyone all at once You’re welcome. Laughs! Memories! Concussions!

I want this trip so bad that I told my 14 year old daughter to fulfill the dream for me if something happens and I can’t do it. She’s an introvert, so it’s pretty much her dream too. Anyway, I think introversion can be remedied with a lot of chocolate, so I’m doing her a favor. I’m not saying that introverts need to be “remedied” though, because that would be rude.

Some people may think I’m crazy and other than the three people in my family who would be forced to join me, I may be hard-pressed to find four other people who would enjoy singing camp songs somewhere on the back roads of Oklahoma. Actually, we’d probably do musical theater, because Oklahoma. Duh.

So, if someday you see me traveling down the highway with eight people and a dog in a crowded RV, give me a thumbs up, because it’s exactly where I want to be. In the meantime, I’ll be sitting here all alone planning the trip.


  • Melisa

    Interesting choice. I’d go with you as long as you let me have control of the radio when it’s my turn to drive.

    Also, if we’re going to Wall Drug (South Dakota!) we also have to stop at the Corn Palace Museum.

  • Lisa

    This is Mike’s dream vacation!!! You two should talk!

  • Heather A

    You can’t set foot in South Dakota without running into a million signs that tell you exactly where Wall Drug is. And ditto on the Corn Palace. They’re good stops! South Dakota is good all around for touristing…

  • Skye

    This introvert hates chocolate, but is laughing quite a bit at your funny post.

  • tara

    Road trips and camping are my absolute favorite! And I have totally been to Wall Drug. I think we even got a bumper sticker, but I’m not positive because my dad would NEVER have let us put it on one of our cars. He’s weird like that. I just remember it being hot as balls when we were in Wall Drug. But it was still fun! 🙂 And I would totally sing songs and bring marshmallows because s’mores.

  • Joan

    Interesting dream and place to dream it. I hope I can you a thumbs up on the highway one day!

  • Shannon

    I am barely an introvert and can totally be pulled over to the extrovert side with chocolate and beer. I’d go on your trip. Just park near a cabin and I will be in there at night,

  • Sisters From Another Mister

    and now I have that song in my head …. surrey with a fringe on …
    You are welcome.

  • Laura

    I did that in my grandparents van in college with my boyfriend. It was my dads idea and he paid for it. We went for 5 weeks. It’s a great way to see the country.

  • unmitigated me

    Make it eight people in 2 rvs and I am in. Introverts need a little down time, too.

  • Alicia

    Road trip? I’m in! Definitely has to be done during Sturgis though!

  • meleah rebeccah

    There is nothing quite as magical as an awesome road trip! I really hope you get to do this one day!

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