Drove about 10 hours round-trip (including two stops both directions) with the family today to attend a wedding reception. I wouldn’t do this for just anyone, but I’ve known this guy and his family for about my whole life, and it surprised me that he was surprised that I would do this. It was a long way, sure, but it was easily done in a single day and it’s not like it cost me an arm and leg for a flight or something. It was a few bucks for food, a tank of gas and a Saturday. For a life-long friend and his lovely bride, yeah. In my mind, they would have had every right to be offended if I hadn’t driven down.
Besides, I like road trips.