Well, my internet is not working and I wrote a spectacular blog on my drive from Aumsville to Junction City yesterday. So, this afternoon after doing nothing but relaxing and reading all day I decided that I had best get those ideas down on paper before they were lost completely.
I have not driven over 15 miles in the last however many years. I have been convinced that I didn’t see and rationalize well enough….in short, when I got tired I did some foolish driving mistakes that really scared me. I didn’t want to endanger others by my aging infirmaries! Henceforth, no driving when I was tired, no driving at night, no driving over 15 miles from home.
Yesterday, with a new pair of glasses and a firm resolve to put on my big girl shoes, I decided to drive by myself from Aumsville to Junction City.
It is a beautiful drive. Lots of open country! The weather was gorgeous! The traffic was lousy…I don’t know where everybody was going on a Thursday afternoon. The freeway was loaded going both North and South.
Clutching the wheel with both hands I kept telling myself, like the little engine that could, “I think I can, I think I can!” I changed from George Strait to Alan Jackson and just peddled on down the road with his ‘first love with an older woman’.
Drove at least half of the way in the fast lane, even passed trucks (my all lime anxiety) and really had to smile when I looked at the speedometer and realized I was going 75 miles per hour! My boys would come unglued! I quickly backed off!
So, while this engine is saying “I knew I could, I knew I could”, I am not ready to head to Utah alone…..not even close! Not even Klamath Falls! So sure hope there are family members getting geared up for some road trips!
Until next time!