Going on a road trip with the right companion can be a lot of fun. However, if it’s the wrong person, it can make you feel that the trip will last interminably and all you want is for it to end.  Recently, I was on a road trip assisting a family member.  The person I was driving approximately 1300 miles or 2093 kilometers was exhausting.  I have been on various car driving excursions in the United States, Ireland and Italy.  Nothing, however, compared to this road trip.  It was long and tedious. The complaints ranged from, “You are driving too fast, you are driving too slow, why are we stopping, why aren’t we moving?” and on and on.  It’s easy to criticize but not so easy when you are in the driver’s seat not to mention trying to drive in  torrential rains. If all that wasn’t bad enough, the complaints about the fast food that is available on a road trip easily made one lose their appetite.  Seriously, though.  People really need to appreciate the positives in life.  If you are in a vehicle and someone is driving you, appreciation would be a nice thought.  If you look around, for example, the people in Texas and Florida have lost their homes, not to mention the structures that remained in tact will be expensive to repair.  The arguments with the insurance companies will be difficult and for the individuals who did not have flood insurance possibly financially devastating.  No one’s life is a breeze, but if we can look for the positive out of each day, then we can enjoy ourselves most of the time.  In the Good Gus series, book seven, “The New Library” gives the town a good lesson in appreciation when an earthquake occurs and something positive when Charlie, the stagecoach driver is away on a road trip.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you are on a road trip that is miserable, grab your tablet and read “Misplaced Trust” which is available 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd, Playster and Tolino.