Road Trip Memories: A Contest & A Giveaway

The summer months often lend themselves to road trips.  We pack up the family, hop in the car and drive away for adventure.  We might sing silly songs, eat fun foods, or spy new scenery, but hopefully the road trip spurs on memories that will last a life time!  

When I was younger, my family definitely took a lot of road trips.  In fact, I did not fly until I was 18!  We'd do the 24 hours drive from Southern Ontario to  Disney World in Florida, or we'd drive off locally for the day and explore a new town.  As an adult, I've driven cross-country a few times and on every single one of these trips, I can tell you something about the drive that stands out.  I've cooked up kabobs of chicken, red peppers and onions roadside on the Coleman stove along the St. Lawrence River,  I've driven through the soupiest fogs in Newfoundland, I've stopped lakeside for a quick dip near Thunder Bay, I've slept in a Walmart parking lot somewhere near Winnipeg, had lunch in a grain elevator near Saskatoon and I've even had two cat passengers for a six day road trip from St. John's, Newfoundland to Canmore, Alberta.  Really, I have!

A leisurely road trip with time to stop and explore can't be beat! So much can be learned about the world around you on the road.  While road trips have changed tool-wise with the invention of cell phones and GPS,  I am still a fan of  the paper map.   When I was younger, I had a Fodors road manual of the I-75 that listed historical significances and every exit with all restaurants, hotels and gas stations each contained (we clearly drove to Disney World more than a few times).  I remember the family deciding on what food we'd all like to eat and then choosing the restaurant and following along with the exits to get us there.  It helped to pass the time and I did not have to ask the proverbial question , 'Are We There Yet?'   Today there is likely an 'App' for that...

and I could relay road trip memories all day!

Shell Canada's Favourite Road Trip Contest:

Simply share your favourite road trip story on the Shell Facebook page (250 words maximum) for a chance to WIN 1 of 3 $1,000 prizes of Shell's New Nitrogen Enriched Gasolines  - enough gas to fuel your next road trip!

Enter until September 16, 2012.
Open to all Canadian residents.

'Peek Thru Our Window' Giveaway: 

Mandatory Entry- Simply leave one of your favourite road trip memories in the comments section of this post, for  a chance to win a $50 prepaid Mastercard loaded with Shell gasolines!

Additional Entries- (Leave a new comment for each)
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  • Follow Mixtress SamiJoe on Twitter.
  • Tweet about this giveaway and post the Tweet link in the comments of this post. (Up to once per day.)
Enter the #FavouriteRoadTrip contest to #WIN $1,000 in fuel from @Shell_Canada ! Details 
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Giveaway ends Friday, August 31 at 9pm MST and is open to all Canadian residents.  Winner will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be selected.  

Good luck!  I can't wait to read all about your road trip moments!


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