3 Road Trip Games for the Whole Family

Jul 29 2013

We’re away on vacation this week.

Our family has a favorite road trip game.

Our third favorite road trip game is the Hay Game, where you see a field of hay or a truck transporting hay or a bailer bailing hay or a cow eating hay, and you yell, “HAY.” Except, of course, you have to say it as though you’re irritated with your neighbor, like “Hey!” and hope they fall for it, getting all worked up because they didn’t do anything wrong. Then you can smugly point at the hay.

Good times.

Our second favorite road trip game is the Are We There Yet Game, invented by my Marine father, which goes like this:

Kids: “Are we there yet?”
My Dad: “Yep. Get out.”

But our first favorite road trip game these days is the Dam Game, which I invented mostly because I was tired of the Alphabet Game and the License Plate Game and the He’s on My Side Game and the I Have to Pee (right after we left the gas station) Game.

Abby was good enough to capture the Dam Game in action this year, so here, for your viewing pleasure, is a short but complete tutorial.

How to Play the Dam Game
by My Family


P.S. My friend, Elsie (15), has a good joke.

What did the fish say when it swam into the brick wall?


What did the fish who was watching him say?

“Dumb bass.”

He he he. Cracks me up every time. I make her tell it to all my favorite senior citizens. She always asks me if I’m sure she should. I’m always sure.

P.P.S. What’s your favorite road trip game? Or your best joke? We have a long car trip home at the end of the week. I’m on a need to know.