I believe that car trips are the very best reminder to pay attention to the journey as much as the destination.
Pack it all in, make it cozy, don't forget the snacks. Plot the course and be patient, there will be traffic and a detour. Or two. Listen to music and maybe an audio book. Stop sometimes to stretch your legs and pee. Burger King every now and then won't kill you, but the onion rings won't taste as good as they did when you were eight, or fifteen. Pack a hard boiled egg and a red pepper just in case.
You will arrive. Sometime, somewhere you will land and stay put for a bit before you pack up the car and do it all again.