Good to hear from you @Davsey27
! I was wondering how you were doing, especially when I realized I misread what you wrote to mean you (and not your dad
) were driving. For me, being the driver is something I have to do since I get horrible vertigo if someone else drives around curves or over bridges. While this also means I can't drive over certain bridges or drive curvy roads by myself, I can white-knuckle many shorter ones by looking ahead and singing to distract myself.
I can't really answer your question because we're a case of apples-and-oranges. As a rule of thumb, I can't be a passenger in a car being driven by anyone else for very long without it being a horrible, draining experience, no matter what. If it was me your father (even assuming he's the best driver in the world
) was driving, you'd have to sedate me, cover my eyes with a cold pack and put on earphones with a really, really good book-on-tape to distract me.
When it comes to multi-day, multi-state trips (something I do 2-4 times a year on average
) I am really Type A and I'm used to running on adrenaline for several days to a week before crashing for several days to a week (the first sign I'm about to crash is when I start tripping or slurring my words
). Yes, I know that's not recommended, and I'm the first to encourage others to pace themselves, but the alternative is not participating in certain events important to me.
Are you strong enough to do some of the driving? Have you mapped out the trip to avoid curvy roads? Can you listen to books-on-tape, and does it help?
Oh, and I just thought of something else. I do really, really well with long-distance train travel where I stay in a handicapped "room" where my meals are brought to me and I have my own bed and commode. Is it an option for you to travel by Amtrak train instead of a car?