Fun Road Trip Idea: How to Have a Penny Date [Instructions]
Last week on the WBKR morning show, we celebrated National Road Trip Day. We asked WBKR listeners to share their favorite road trip destinations with us. Well, Batman, our trucking buddy from up near Louisville called in with a brilliant suggestion. It's called The Penny Date. You literally get a penny, take it with you and get ready to hit the road. Here's how it works. The penny will ultimately determine where you end up.
Get in the vehicle and tell your partner to choose a number between one and ten. That's the number of times you will flip the penny along the route. Head on out from your destination and get to a state highway or something equivalent (for example, if you're in Owensboro, it could be the bypass). When you get to the first exit, pull off onto the exit ramp. Flip the penny! If it lands on heads, you turn left. If it lands on tails, you'll turn right. Then, you will proceed until you reach the next major intersection (another state highway or interstate). Once you've made the number of turns equivalent to the number your partner initially chose, that's the town you've ended up in and the town where you're going to spend the day having your date!
Batman says the "Penny Date" works like a charm because you literally never know where you're going to end up. He told Angel and me, "We've been a little bit of everywhere. We've ended up in Tennessee, all the way into the mountains, Indianapolis, Cincinnati."
There's only one real word of caution. Batman says, "If you ain't careful, you'll go in circles." However, he added, "If you've never done it, try it. You'll love it."