Rent movies on the road
I survived a 10-day vacation that twice involved 12 hours of driving time. I'm not proud of it, but it involved lots of movie rentals. Judge away, but without them it would have been 12 hours of "Leave your brother alone," and "No I don't know what eagles eat or all the words for 'mother' in other languages. Go back to bothering your brother."
My secret, my little road warriors, is Red Box. In case you haven't noticed, there are movie rental kiosks in many Walgreen's, 7-11s and Wal-Mart stores, among many others. You can go online and pick out your movies or do it there. The beauty is you don't have to return the movie to that same location. So we picked up three movies in North Carolina and returned them to a Walgreen's near our house the next day. As long as it was there before 9 p.m. it was only $1 a day per movie.
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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