Friday, July 5, 2013

Having Arrived

It's been two sleeps since I arrived at my destination.  On Wednesday morning, we pulled out of the garage at 4:20 a.m. to head to the wet land that's pretty dry at this time of year.  After hanging out behind the wheel for 14.5 hours and after a few stops for gas, food and rest area relief, we arrived at 6:55 p.m.  So that night was the first sleep.

Yesterday, the 4th, we didn't do much other than just hang out at my parents house and rest, and chat, and eat.  I understand there were some fireworks out at a high school in a nearby small town, but didn't plan to go over there.  My lower back was acting up a bit from having driven for so long, which also makes walking more difficult, and I didn't know how far we'd have to walk from wherever we might have had to park. 

After one gas stop, we'd driven for quite awhile, made a stop for lunch, later a stop for an ice cream, later again for a potty stop and then at some point I happened to look at my dash board and realized that my gas warning light had come on...oops, silly me, I hadn't been paying attention to my fuel levels, quite unusual for me.  Fortunately, it wasn't far to the next gas station, though I could easily have traveled another 50 miles, but I was more concerned that I'd not noticed in the first place!

I haven't made any specific plans for today.  It's hard to plan when I'm at my parents; I'd like to get them out but they have their quirks, so we just hang out at the house more often than not.

1 comment:

  1. One thing about going home is that "hanging" and chilling" are part of the deal! have a great time. BTW I can't imagine driving for 14.5 hours!!


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