These days, we don't do very much advanced planning for an automobile trip. The Evanses just jump in the car and go.
But, if the destination is new, we get out a road atlas or let the computer map it out for us in great detail.
As a youngster, I didn't get to tag along on very many road adventures. Places like Ridgeway, Winnsboro or Charlotte were just about the only places of interest we visited. Those trips were mostly to shop for seasonal clothing or to check on relatives.
However, I do recall one trip to Tampa to visit Momma's brothers.