My wife and I just took the kids on our first family road trip. We did the classic first trip (at least here in MN) and went to see Mount Rushmore and the Black Hills of SD. All in all it was a great trip and everyone had a wonderful time.
One of the little things that I notice any time I hit the road is how the businesses one finds along the highway change slightly from one region to another. The various service businesses that dot the freeways gradually morph from those that are familiar to other regional brands that are the same, but different.
I am always amused by the names that folks come up with to distinguish their brand from the others of the same thing that are already in business elsewhere, particularly convenience stores. There seems to be some unwritten rule followed by convenience stores whereby the name must reference both the gasoline and snacks that they have for sale.
For example, here in MN we have stores named Food-N-Fuel, which is quite bland but straightforward. Another similar example is Tank N' Tummy. Then there are some that just sound a bit odd:
Pump 'N Munch
Pump 'N Pak
Kum & Go
The kids couldn't figure out why mommy and daddy were snickering any time we were on the lookout for a place to stop for gas, and we didn't quite feel like explaining.