Day 361: Car Chase Face

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Don’t worry. As the designated passenger I took the photo. As a proper send off I went with my hubbster, my bro and SiL to Taco Bell. Because it is real Spanish food. It’s okay to laugh.

Going to Taco Bell is a tradition we started back in high school. Life, school and work got in the way of our initial plans, which was to make mojitos as a send off for my trip. We thought TBell was a good and funny substitute. Have I mentioned that I love these kids?

Day 308: Traffic

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Have you ever been stuck in traffic?? Sure you have.

The most dangerous part of I-65 runs through my neck of the woods. There was a terrible wreck the day I came home (after my sleepover).
I was in bumper to bumper traffic for most of the day. The bad part about wrecks around here is we don’t have a great place to divert the mass amounts of traffic we get. Both Northbound and Southbound traffic was detoured to the 2 lane highways.

It took me around 5 hours to take a trip that should have taken only 1.5 hours. Sadly, there were also 6 fatalities that day. Please be careful when you travel folks. If the speed limit says 70, please don’t hurry to your vacation so much that you don’t get to your destination. That is your PSA of the day.

I took this picture when the traffic Southbound was actually moving. The NB was still stock still. I chose to stick to the highways because I figured that everyone who had been detoured would be trying to make up their lost time and driving even more dangerously. Being stuck in moving and crawling traffic in a manual sucks so, so much.

 

Day 237: Road Trip

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Part of the December Adventivities.

Headed to B’s Christmas Pops program. It was a super long drive, made longer by cramps from sitting in one position all day.

However, we were off in high spirits of caroling, coffee and spotting Christmas symbols along the road.

Obviously, this is a picture from the beginning of the trip.

After the concert and on the way back to my brother’s house we hit a full grown doe.
I don’t know how our little red bug wasn’t destroyed. Sadly, the doe didn’t survive but we sure got off lucky.

Kit was driving and he did a great job slowing down so we didn’t hit her at 60 MPH. To make the situation worse there was a huge SUV on our tails that nearly rear-ended us and just drove on without even seeing if we were okay.

Exhilarating overnight trip to IL.

Day 139: New Car

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Bought this new-to-us car a month ago from my brother and sister-in-law.
I am making small paymenta to them for a little while.

I am loving this bug because it is much bigger on the inside than it looks. The trunk holds at least 1.5 bodies. Chopped up because it isn’t a long trunk. The skilled packer could fit more.

My bug or The Cave Beetle as it has been named is diesel with a standard transmission. I have been learning to drive it. I am pretty confident driving now but cities make me nervous because people drive like morons.
Everyday is a lesson in driving, grasshopper.

Day Seventy-Nine: Antique-ing

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This weekend Kit and I were driving to Chattanooga to see the aquarium. I slept for about an hour of the drive, but what I did see was certainly weird. I highly recommend driving some of the highways and avoiding the large city traffic and stressful Interstates.

I’m not even sure if this little shop is open anymore, but the sign just amused me to no end.

Also, it was pouring down rain the entire drive down there. It was dreary and chilly.

Day Thirty-Nine: Cloudy Day

Found a dash of sunshine today

As I merged onto the Interstate I saw this semi cruising by. To most people this semi is just another brightly painted brig, but this immediately reminded me of my brother.

During his early college years my brother would use the residual from his student loans to buy food and squirrel in his dorm room. Among his groceries was always this Mt. Dew off brand soda.

I had to speed up to catch up with this semi truck and (not recommended for safety reasons) I whipped out my phone and snapped this picture.

For my brother.