B(G)FF: Road Trip Editiion!


I’m back! I haven’t been writing much here at GeekGirlfriends lately. I took some time to focus on finishing a novel. It will be for sale in Amazon very soon! At which point, I will become a pest, constantly pressing people to buy a copy. Seriously. I plan to be like a broken record on that topic.

Meanwhile, it’s road trip time! I am, in fact, writing this from the road. Whittling my belongings down to a couple of bags that will fit into my Mazda3 was a big undertaking. Done now!

Right now, I’m touring the West Coast. But I will soon turn east and drive all the way to the Atlantic. Stay tuned for photos, geeky travel tips, and all manner of fun.

Given the press releases, I’ve been getting lately, I am not the only human living life from the road just now. Memorial Day is apparently the official start to road trip season. And, since I appreciated these safety reminders (below) from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), I am posting them here, as requested by the NHTSA, to remind everyone to be safe out there.

The NHTSA offers these tips:


  • Perform a basic safety check – Be sure to check your vehicle’s tire pressure, wiper blades, fluid levels, lights and air conditioning before you hit the road.
  • Check for recalls – No matter the season use our VIN Look-up Tool at NHTSA.gov to make sure your vehicle is recall free.
  • Protect your passengers – Buckle up – every trip, every time. When traveling with a child, it’s safest for them to ride in a car seat suited for their size and age, and all children 13 and younger should ride in the back seat.
  • You can find the NHTSA’s full list of summer driving tips here.