For my 11th cross-country journey I found myself in a Subaru with two strangers driving from Vermont to Arizona. You learn a lot about people when you're in a car with them for 4 days straight, and I certainly learned a lot about Abigail and Cat. I learned that Cat has some awesome and hospitable friends all over the country. Banana count is a good way of making sure you didn't leave anyone behind. Radio adapters for iPod's work better for certain people. And Jack used to play "Indian" tunes.
I hope you enjoy and maybe we'll catch you on the next trip.