Last June, I already got a driver’s instruction permit from the state of Nevada but I only got a taste of my first long distance drive about two weeks ago. This happened when we had an out of town summer escapade at the Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina which is actually a part of Lake Mohave. This place is located in Searchlight, Nevada and the drive to Cottonwood and back home to where we live in Las Vegas was about 180 miles long.
It was a grueling experience because aside from the fact that it’s quite a long and tiring drive, it’s my first time to drive on the freeway. I can’t believe that I was able to drive to as fast as 80 miles per hour – but that was during the time when the road was straight and there were only a few cars in the road and the maximum speed was set at 75mph.
What caused me my migraine after the long drive was the stress that I experienced when I was driving within the city of Las Vegas. The maximum speed was set to 60mph (and in some area, 55mph) but cars all around me were buzzing and running in full throttle notwithstanding that there are lots of cars in the road (some are way way beyond the speed limit). Hubby told me to just concentrate on my lane so that I won’t get distracted by cars passing in the adjacent lanes – and concentrate, I did. Too much concentration (after the whole day of frolicking in the lake) is just too much for me but it’s good that I only felt my migraine ticking when we got home.
So far, long driving is stressful but as long as you concentrate and follow the safety or road signs, I guess you’ll be just fine. As an added measure, you should also consider parking signs or your else you might get a ticket for it or you’ll jus be surprised to find out that your car was towed away.