For my two cents cruising isn't happening without that flushing state of mind washing over me you all know the feeling... I know I'm going cruising when that creative reverence and inner-peace creeps up on me. I can feel the architecture, nature, fashion, music, and everything around me in high-definition; I become a part of space rather than just traveling through space. I become a part of creative production rather than a consumer of it - and evidently that is me being right with the universe. Now, as far as cruising definition specifics..... In order to maintain the buzz, I have to be in motion a majority of the time though.. If I'm not in motion, I have to be in fairly close proximity of the vehicle, and have the promise of motion reasonably soon. Although cruising requires motion, I think the atmosphere can creep into a restaurant for a bite though but you can't stay too long... What's been produced with the vehicle is the key, and if you lose association with it for too long you slip into hanging out... Or even worse - grabbing a bite-to-eat... That ain't the same deal. Yeah, you can yack, and jive, and stretch the truth over a burger in some swanky garbs but without that close custom made potential-energy slumped near by that aire of swaggered adventure slowly gets bent outta shape. So, time of day, destination, none of that really matters to me, so long as the pace is cool slow-motion.. BUT, and it's just a quirk, I can't cruise in the McMansions..... Those stucco walls of pain are a buzz-kill that shit's like a black-hole for creativity. It takes a while to wash that off of me, but a malt or cherry-limeade works pretty good. Both have about the same timing as Pepto-Bismol. The best cruising is either around nature, or in aged urban environments it's kinda like wine. For cruising to feel authentic I need that standing the test of time cultural magnitism. Now, music can kill it too... Again, that stucco McMansion culture can't creep in or I'll need to refill my malt... Only tunes with some grit, some truth, intellectual depth, or (once again) aged time tested cool. You see where this is going right?