Hooniverse Asks: Where’s the first place you want to drive when this is over?

Sure, you can drive places now if you really feel like it. A solo run in your car to a secluded spot and then back home again. That’s not what you really want to do though, right? You want to load up with family or friends and head off on an adventure. Or you just want to go out to your favorite restaurant. What’s the place you’re most looking forward to visiting once we’re given the okay to do so?

My wife, kiddo, and I have a vacation on the books, which looks like it’s probably not going to happen. We were going to head to Banff in Canada towards the end of May. I was looking forward to driving along those roads to see the stunning Northern vistas unfold before us.

I’m also supposed to attend a North American launch of a Land Rover Defender at some point (or so I’m told). That’s another drive I’m very much looking forward to undertaking. Beyond those two, I can’t wait to hop in a car and head out to a dining spot my family enjoys. To hear the clanking of silverware on plates, the general hum of many tables in conversation, and the constant swinging door that leads from the front to the back of the house.

When the world reverts back to a bit of normal, where are you going to drive first?

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25 responses to “Hooniverse Asks: Where’s the first place you want to drive when this is over?”

  1. 0A5599 Avatar

    My hair was getting a bit shaggy, so I gave myself a DIY haircut with a rechargeable trimmer. It generally came out OK, but the back of my neck probably needs some professional cleaning up. I haven’t wanted to sit in the crowded waiting area of my barber, or have him stand right behind me while touching my head.

    1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
      Jeff Glucker

      Good call – I need a cut, my hair is a bit out of control at the moment.

    2. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

      In Oregon all the barber shops are closed, so it’s either stay shaggy or DIY.

    3. P161911 Avatar

      I’m trying to decide between buzz cut (my normal is #3 on sides and back, top long enough to lay flat and part) or just let it go to something like this. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/01f75d1cfe8f4dbb18a5842fa1b66b529bc23bf89778006fd0de1f16032f36b5.jpg

  2. onrails Avatar

    4 of us were planning a BBQ roadtrip to St. Louis, Kansas City, Memphis, Atlanta, and Charlotte with a mid-trip stop in Austin to see if the world famous Franklin Barbecue is as good as everyone says it is and watch MotoGP practice at COTA. That would have been last week. So there’s a lot of schedule juggling that will need to happen if the stars are going to align that way again. MotoGP is back in November. I hope.
    Now? When this is over I’ve got enough hotel points for a couple free nights and kind of just want to let the road take us where it wants to go. But ‘go’ is definitely the key word.

    1. P161911 Avatar

      Recommendations for Atlanta are: Williamson Brothers, Old Hickory House, Fox Brothers, and Fresh Air down in Jackson, GA just because it has been there since 1929.

      1. onrails Avatar

        Awesome! Thanks! Hope to get the chance to check at least one of them out.

  3. Sjalabais Avatar

    Not thinking much about extravagant stuff either, returning back to normal probably means I’d go and buy some paint to continue the renovation that has received a spectacular boost over the last three and a half weeks.

    Personally, I am more worried about long-term repercussions of the pandemic. My wife and I have both safe jobs, but there is a huge amount of people who don’t have that luxury. So, maybe, ‘normal’ is still a bit off.

  4. Mister Sterling Avatar

    I badly want to drive California Route 1 / PCH. I did it just once from Santa Cruz to Big Sur, and I had to turn around due to the highway taken out by mudslides in 2017. But I want to finish that drive, down to Paso Robles (wine), Pismo Beach (clam chowder), and then L.A. Not sure when I can take time off, given I am supporting a hospital in New York. My wife is a doctor there, so it’s been a sleepless 3 weeks already. But this trip is doable, even if we have to drive from New York.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      That was actually a perfect time to drive that section. I went from SF to Sand Dollar Beach back then and there was no traffic and really hardly any campers. No one wanted to drive all the way in and back out again, I guess.

  5. Batshitbox Avatar

    I reserved a campsite about 375 miles north of here for mid-May, doesn’t look like that will be open then. That was going to be a 4-day motorcycle camping trip as a shakedown run for my 5-week trip in August, which also might not happen.

    I just want to go motorcycle camping when the all-clear sounds.

    1. Sjalabais Avatar

      This is really something that is different with our countries. All Access laws allow us to camp almost everywhere as long as we behave, and I hadn’t even tried a marked camping ground before I was 20-something. Going somewhere off into the woods seems to be what people are doing here during self-isolation.

    2. Sjalabais Avatar

      This is really something that is different with our countries. All Access laws allow us to camp almost everywhere as long as we behave, and I hadn’t even tried a marked camping ground before I was 20-something. Going somewhere off into the woods seems to be what people are doing here during self-isolation.

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        We have the same ‘All Access’ deal but only in National Forests, which are different from National Parks, National Monuments, State Parks, Regional Parks, yadda-yadda-yadda. Frequently the State Parks are small sections carved out of National Parks/Forests and having the same name. It’s confusing.
        In theory I could camp in the same National Forest the campsite I reserved is in (the descriptively named ‘Big Flat Campground’, not to be confused with the ‘Grassy Flat Campground’), unless they close the Forests entirely.

  6. rspcharger Avatar

    to the pub

  7. Maymar Avatar

    First priority will just be walking a whole bunch more, as even just trying to leave home from six floors up feels like an unnecessary risk. We’ve done it, but it takes more thought and planning than normal. Also looking forward to just going for a baked good and coffee somewhere.

    More ambitious, we received a decent airline gift card (at least one free ticket, even at inflated Canadian prices), and if the airline still exists when this wraps up, we had previously been talking about going to Halifax as a nice low key beginner vacation to take with a baby. Plus, fantastic roads around the ocean.

  8. Smaglik Avatar

    East, then north, then west, then south. The distances depend on how long I can get away from work.

  9. rspcharger Avatar

    to the pub

  10. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

    We have a list of road trips in Oregon starting with a trip to Corvallis to see our son, then Fort Rock and Hole in the Ground. Next on the list is a trip to Klamath Falls since my wife is obsessed with the OC&E trail and finally a trip to the Strawberry mountains. We’re also looking at renting a camper for at least one trip since we now have a proper tow vehicle.We also want to get back on the MTB trails since anything Forest Service or State is closed down so only BLM land is accessible.

    1. mdharrell Avatar

      As long as you’re in the area you may as well visit Crack in the Ground and Big Obsidian Flow just to round out the local collection of refreshingly straightforward place names.

      1. SlowJoeCrow Avatar

        I think Crack in the Ground is what I meant and Big Obsidian Flow is on the way 🙂

        1. mdharrell Avatar

          Despite my personal fondness for maars, Crack in the Ground is more interesting than Hole-in-the-Ground (or, as far as that goes, the nearby Big Hole), but as far as I’m concerned, of all of them Big Obsidian Flow is the must-see destination.

  11. mdharrell Avatar

    I was born about two blocks from this location but it’s not all that high on my list. I am hoping to drive to, and in, the true 24-hour race that Lemons has scheduled for Colorado in September, though.


  12. Zentropy Avatar

    As long as I’m alone in the car, I honestly really don’t care where I drive.

  13. crank_case Avatar

    Probably to go get some building supplies to finish my garage because getting a contractor before this was near impossible.

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