Go full Dad in your passengers. Make everybody line up for a piss earlier than letting them the automotive. Fill the fuel tank on the final station earlier than the freeway/freeway. Pack the automotive with snacks.
“No, we’re not stopping at McDonalds. Eat some peanut butter crackers.”
Handle the journey like you’re fleeing the town earlier than it will get nuked. Your passengers/victims will fairly understandably suppose you’re an ogre. Nevertheless, no one will complain while you get to your vacation spot quick and have extra time to spend along with your family members earlier than having to get again within the automotive for the drive residence. You weren’t the hero they wished, however you had been the hero they wanted.
None of this is applicable if the journey is an compulsory go to to kin who you realize are going to bombard you with their shitty post-election opinions. In that case, you permit the headlights on in a single day and name them within the morning to say the automotive gained’t begin.
A visit is easier in the event you don’t need to cease thirty occasions en route. Much less jolly, perhaps, however less complicated. Which issues extra to you?