Best Road Trip Games to Entertain Children

best road trip games

Have you ever felt the need to get away from it all and packed your vehicle full of suitcases and kids, only to realize 15 minutes into the trip that if you don’t find some way to entertain these children that you might pull your hair out?

Well, many people have been in that same situation and have found that playing a few simple road trip games can make the trip much more pleasant. Here are three games that could help pass time on that next road trip:

  • Name that tune. This game can be played in a variety of ways. The game’s name kind of takes away from its mystery, but you can either whistle or hum a tune, but choose a theme before you start to narrow the choices, then go around in a circle, taking turns guessing until somebody names the correct song. If you guess right, then you get to choose and perform the next melody.
  • Slug-a-Bug. This game is as simple as it gets. The person that spots the most Volkswagen Beetles in a certain amount of time wins! In the old days, whenever you spotted a Beetle, then you earned the right to punch the person sitting next to you, but we don’t condone violence here at Heritage Mitsubishi. So maybe instead of throwing punches, whoever spots the most Beetles earns the right to choose the next game. Also, since you’re changing the rules already, maybe you could try spotting 2016 Mitsubishi Outlanders instead of Beetles, but that’s only our suggestion.
  • License plate games. The rules of this game vary depending on the age of your occupants, but one way to play is to see who can spot the most out-of-state license plates. Participants have to find their own plates and can’t use plates from vehicles that others have already spotted. Another way to play is to use the letters from the plates to see who can spot every letter of the alphabet first.

If you have any other suggestions for the best road trip games, then we would enjoy hearing about them in the comment’s section below this blog post.

Mitsubishi Offers Apology To WWII Prisoners Of War

While there were many atrocities that happened during WWII, Mitsubishi has become the first private Japanese corporation to apologize for what transpired in the past.

Mitsubishi Materials Corporation’s predecessor Mitsubishi Mining Co. used captured American soldiers as slave laborers and forced them to work alongside other POWs from Britain, China, Korea, and the Philippians. The Mitsubishi Mining Co. supplied the materials needed to produce Mitsubishi’s Zero fighter aircraft that was used by Japan’s Navy.

A representative from Mitsubishi offered the apology in a news conference held at the Simon Wiesenthal Center Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles on July 19th. This apology comes only weeks before the 70th anniversary of Japan’s surrender that occurred August 15, 1945, which ended the war.

“In keeping with the spirit of our company’s mission statement, today we apologize remorsefully for the tragic events in our past, and expresses our profound determination to work toward a better future,” said Hikaru Kimura, a senior executive officer of Mitsubishi Materials.

Former prisoner of war James Murphy was in attendance for Mitsubishi’s apology to its WWII POWs and said that it touched his heart because of how sincere it felt to him.