Saturday, February 20, 2010

On The Road ( Again )

I had so forgotten the FUN I have had thru the years by just driving...
This past week - circumstance - fate - and perhaps a little bit of blind siding luck took me back out on the road.
Serendipitously - my son has recently become a long haul truck driver.
Was the Universe indicating their approval by allowing me another peek into this world I had so enjoyed and he was now entering?
Whatever the reason - there I was - climbing into the pre packed utility van on a dark and chilly pre dawn morning.

My travel mate - Peter - had already done some 50 miles just to pick me up at my door.
Caffeine in hand and armed with great fortitude and determination we headed out into the wild dark but soon to be blue yonder.
Laredo is a mid sized city on the Texan / Mexico boarder,
Our purpose was to deliver materials to the broker for an upcoming job the company is doing in Mexico City next month.
The round trip included almost 800 miles for the day.
No matter – I was up for the challenge.
In fact – I was looking forward to it!
There were the obligatory “pee stops” … the snacks breaks and of course the fueling up but for the most part we just drove right on thru.
Texas is “big” and the drive – which was primarily on the hwy – was laden with mostly long flat (and yes – sorry Texans) boring open spaces.

We amused ourselves with the radio … finding two stations that played older “pop” selections from the 70 and 80’s.
Down memory lane we compared the “where we were” and “what we were doing when” AFTER we competed for the honour of “who is the artist” and “what year was the hit” took place.
Ill just say it was a tie because most of the time we were just lost in the moments …
During the journey I ate too much “junk” food (especially the donut holes from Krispy Crème but Kat would never have forgiven me if I had not indulged), 

drank too many carbonated beverages (including a Red Bull which Peter later regretted ever having let me consume as I apparently went into “over drive”) and gave away too many secrets which I hope and pray will eventually be forgotten  … LOL.

All in all though – what a GREAT Day!   

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