Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner

Nothing Finer than Living in North Caroliner
Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 228 - Padiddle!

It amazes me that I learned so much about car games growing up that other people didn't.  For example in Pennsylvania when we drive through tunnels, we press on our horn as we go through them.  Although this is just for fun, it arrived from the time when tunnels were only wide enough for one car.  If you heard a horn in the tunnel, you knew to wait until the car emerged before entering from your end.  Now we just continue the tradition even though the roads aren't as narrow and can accommodate two lanes or more.  [side note, I believe this is a Pennsylvania thing as traveling in West Virginia and Tennessee and North Carolina, I noticed that they made their roads up and over the mountains.  In Pennsylvania, we just blasted through the mountains.]

We also played "Punch Buggy."  When you saw a VW beetle, you were the first to punch another rider and this prevented you from being punched.  And how about "Padiddle."  When you see a car with only one headlight, you are the first to punch the ceiling and yell out Padiddle.  You score one point.  There are variations of this game that allow you to use it in a form of strip poker.  We never did this version but apparently young people do and post photos of their naked bodies in the back seat of cars on the internet after losing at this form of Padiddle.

The right thing to do to pass the time is have some fun when you are in a car with others you like for long rides.  It makes the trip short and fun. Click here to see other rules to this game.

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