5 Essentials For A Convertible Drive

For some women, there’s nothing like sitting in the front seat of a convertible with their hair whipping (or slapping) around their face, and the wind whistling (or shouting) past their ear. I love the wind, but not the hair all over my face. Today while driving on the Interstate 95, we drove past a convertible with three passengers. A man was driving, and there was a woman in the front, passenger seat and another woman in the back seat.

 

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Not my convertible. I asked the owner to take a pic next to it and he said, sure.

What got my attention, was that the two women were evidentially not enjoying the drive.  The man seem perfectly content; laid back with a bit of a smile on his face, while the woman in the back had a towel over her head, and at times was ducking down onto the seat. The woman in the front had a serious screwed up looking expression, and was constantly pulling her hair out of the face. It’s not like the car was speeding. I’d estimate they were driving at approximately 65 mph.

It was quite clear that the women were not prepared for this convertible drive.  Those of you who’ve driven in a convertible know how that wind is fierce when moving past your face. To make a ride enjoyable, here are some dos to consider, especially f you’re driving on a major highway.

1. Wear a head scarf. (Not a hat; unless you’re glueing it too your head). It’ll keep the hair from flying and whipping all over your face. Trust me it’ irritating.

2. Wear sunglasses. You are totally exposed to the elements. The sun in your eyes is extremely bothersome.

3. Wear sunblock. UV Rays are all over you. You’ll be safeguarding yourself from Melanoma (skin cancer).

4. Wear a smile and a pleasant face. It’s supposed to be an enjoyable experience. What’s the point if you’re going to be grumpy.

5. If it’s in the evening, and depending on the time of year, you may want to walk with a long sleeve shirt or light cardigan. Evenings tend cooler before and after sumer.

**Be sure you listen to the weather forecast**

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