|Somebody Needs to Wash her Windshield!|
I couldn't fall asleep until almost 3:00 a.m., last night and didn't want to wake up when my alarm went off at 8:00 a.m. In fact, I didn't get up until 8:30 a.m. So, my day got off to a later start than I had planned. By the time I did all the things I needed to do, including a couple of things I should have done last night but didn't, it was just after 11:00 a.m.! I was a bit exasperated with myself, but as my daughter pointed out, there really was no rush as we didn't have to get to Berkeley by a specific time. So, we left the house a bit after 11:00 a.m., filled the tank with gas ($2.69/gal) and started on our road trip!
We'd been driving for less than an hour when we encountered a delay. There had been an accident and only 1 lane of the freeway was open and traffic was backed up for miles! It must have been a very serious accident because we watched several ambulances rush by and the medivac helicopter fly in and fly out again. I hope whoever was injured survived and will recover from their injuries. I am very grateful that we were not involved in an accident, but the delay added an hour to the drive time!
The rest of the drive was without incident. Around 2:00 p.m., I stopped at one of the rest areas.
We used the facilities and sat in the picnic area and had the lunch I had packed: ham sandwiches, cantaloupe slices, and apple juice. I had packed some cookies and peanuts, too, but we didn't want them, then; we might have them on the return trip home. We spent 30 minutes at the rest area and then, continued with the drive. That was the only rest break we took.
|View of the Road with a Windmill Farm in the Distance|
|Another Photo of the Windmill Farm|
I drove the whole way as I felt fine, driving. But, by the time we reached Berkeley a little after 6:30 p.m., I had been driving for almost 7 hours and I was a bit tired. So I rested while daughter brought everything up from the car, unpacked her stuff, and made me a cup of tea. Then she went across the street and got us a pizza for dinner, but I found that I can't taste pizza! There's no fun eating pizza if I can't taste it!
Once we reached Berkeley, daughter realized that she had left the tickets to tomorrow's event at home! Oh, no! So, tomorrow, she will go to the university campus and buy replacement tickets! She was angry at herself for forgetting them, but these things happen, don't they? After all, I forgot to turn off the heater until she asked me if I had. Fortunately, we can buy replacement tickets.
Today, I am grateful for:
- A safe drive.
- No car troubles.
- Pleasant rest areas.
- Good weather in which to drive.
- A pleasant, relaxed drive.
How was your Sunday?