i'm not worried about what to eat or take. i live on imodium most days.i'm more wondering how you all occupy yourself on long car rides. sorry if i didn't quite get that across.did you miss me? my laptop died a few days ago and i've been having a horrible time getting on the boards on this monster of a computer. well, my son spent the summer with my parents in KY. so, when he comes home i have to fly up and drive back down with him and my dad. i actually have less fear of the plane ride as it's only 2 hrs. i'm so not looking forward to the 12 hour or so drive back. without my laptop i have to find ways to keep my attention. i normally don't drive more than an hour away. any suggestions? i was thinking crossword puzzles.