There are some things you learn about your partner, only when traveling together. For instance, what each other likes to pack for a weekend away.
“Why are there bicycle shorts in here?”
“Why are you snooping in my luggage?” I asked.
“I needed toothpaste.”
“Here,” I said, as I pulled out a tube.
Roo took the toothpaste from my hand, “I still don’t understand why you need bicycle shorts for a wedding.”
“Ok!” I said, turning my back to Roo and shoving the shorts further down the bag, “Ok, you got me….I wear them under my dress.”
“Because Roo, some girls’ thighs rub together and god forbid it’s 100 out and you have sweaty thighs rubbing together. It’s the worst.”
“Oh. Isn’t it supposed to be 97 this weekend?”
Sometimes you discover that your partner cannot be trusted to drink any fluids while traveling. At all.
“I need to pee.”
“We just stopped ten minutes ago. There is no way you have to go right now.”
“It was the iced coffee.”
“That you drank two hours ago?”
“Lys, we can’t stop. We have five more hours of driving. If we keep stopping every ten minutes we’ll never get there.”
I crossed my legs, “I read there’s a service area in ten miles.”
“We are not stopping.”
“This is ridiculous!” I said, uncrossing and recrossing my legs again.
“Are you really saying that by not stopping at a rest area, because we just stopped at one ten minutes ago, is ridiculous?”
“I really need to pee.”
And sometimes, you learn that your partner does not have the same opinion as for what counts as snacks for a road trip.
“So what did you bring for food?”
“I packed a super yummy udon noodle salad.”
“Don’t worry. I packed real forks.”
“How am I supposed to eat that? While driving.“
“I see you drive with one hand all the time!” I replied, taking the tupperware container out of the cooler.
“It’s a noodle salad. A salad you once described as super slurpy.”
“That’s what makes it so good!”
“Lys, how am I supposed to eat a super slurpy noodle salad while driving?”
I stopped shaking the ziploc bag filled with dressing and looked at Roo, “More for me I guess.”
“Why do I feel like this was your plan all along?”