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Writer's Block: Passing the time

What's your favorite thing to do on long car rides?

I love to drive and talk on the CB radio.  
My handle has been Heartbreaker since 1987, when I got my first radio.  
In fact, I met my late husband over the CB - he blew by me in his big truck, called me over the radio, and a romance was born.


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Nov. 15th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
I love to be the driver too! I don't quite trust other people to be decent drivers, living in this town.

That sounds like a great way to meet a spouse. :D
Nov. 16th, 2010 03:19 am (UTC)
I have always loved to drive.
From 1989 to 2004, I drove 120 miles a day to go to work.
I can trust people in a car, but I don't really trust anyone enough to ride on the back of a motorcycle anymore. That's why I ride my own.

It worked for me!
Nov. 15th, 2010 08:59 pm (UTC)
My Mom and Dad were CBers back in the 70s and had some funny stories. Mom was "Soapysuds" because she had been on the CB talking, and the washer malfunctioned and overflowed with suds. She freaked out, the name stuck. :-)

Do CBs transmit far, or does it depend on what equipment you have?
Nov. 16th, 2010 03:15 am (UTC)
hahaha - good handle.
Truckers are full of stories. My husband could BS with the best.
The CB's heyday was in the 70's. My sister and her husband drove over the road and that's how I got into it.

Transmission depends on the unit. With the one I use in the truck, I can hear drivers talking about 40 miles away, but I only put out about 7 miles. Base stations can have 100 miles. I have a base, but I need to put an antenna on the roof, and can't find anyone to do it for me.
Nov. 15th, 2010 09:53 pm (UTC)
cd handle
patti-wagon & chuck-wagon
'79 - '87
we were in a red truck~
fun times!
Nov. 16th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC)
Re: cd handle
cute handles.
Big truck or pickup?
I always enjoyed talking to the truckers when I was young. I did some naughty things.... ;)
Nov. 16th, 2010 12:19 pm (UTC)
Re: cd handle
pick up ... '78 Dodge, standard three on the column.
LOVED that Florida truck. Buffalo Winters ATE it!
Nov. 17th, 2010 08:04 pm (UTC)
Favourite thing on long car rides
I listen to music, the louder the better. And I sing along with it at the top of my voice, whether the window's wide open or not! I love blues, rock and jazz. I've recently discovered Susan Tedeschi, I grew up with the Rolling Stones and the Beatles, John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and a host of other top sounds. When we've been to music festivals (my husband is really into music in a big way as well, and has even more eclectic tastes than I do) we always have the music blasting out as we travel to our hotel (we're not into camping, comfort's more important!)
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