Last week my husband and I drove 5 hours to visit my sister. I thought it was a fine idea initially to take this trip. I've made this trip hundreds of times.
I live in a rural/small town area, and my sister lives in a metropolitan area. The trip up there was anxiety ridden, and driving around the city likewise.
On the way home, we got minorly lost, but the getting lost part added greatly to the stress. What I learned was, that getting older has caused me to be more anxious about driving, but for me at least this is a normal part of aging, and I need to make adjustments accordingly.
My husband has said that if I want to make the trip again, I will do it alone. I don't mind driving around town, and even 20 miles away to Wal-mart. But I don't intend to make any more highway trips.
My husband and I have enjoyed bus trips, which is going to be my preferred method of vacationing from here on out.