Joined: Feb. 2000
||Posted: July 24 2009, 19:33
Well, we did it over the course of many days.
I think, too, it may come from living in the Midwest and over three hours from corporate headquarters. Before moving to Missouri, it was inconceivable to me to drive up and back in the same day to places more than 2.5 hours away. But then we moved west and I found myself often driving to meetings 3 or 4 hours away in Illinois and returning in the same day. Now that I am living in upstate NY once more, I think nothing of it. Yesterday I drove up and back to JFK--about 4.5 hours each way. If I hadn't lived in the Midwest, I don't know if I could have done that. I am also given to driving from here to Missouri in one day as the only driver (16 to 17 hours). If I weren't a librarian, maybe driving a truck would suit me.
Wow--Wiltshire etc.--so gorgeous.
It was more challenging for me to drive long distances in the UK. Except for the motorways, most of the roads seemed narrower and it's on a side of the road that I'm not used to. I wasn't ever tempted to drive on the incorrect side of the road, but placing the car within the lane was a bit problematic (I had a propensity for being too far left). The Goddess constantly laughs at me. We were on our way from Buxton to Haddon Hall and I no sooner said to the kids, "You know, I really have the hang of driving on this side," than a huge curb jutted out in front of me and I curbed the tire. It was pretty-much ok, but I had insurance and the next day (on the way to Kington) had the tire replaced to be on the safe side (a piece of the outer tire was slightly torn). That was actually a very kewl experience. People were so nice at the repair shop. By the time we made it to the Beacon, I was totally exhausted from the day of driving and the repair shop, and Robert the host, a very kind and sweet man, drove us into town for dinner. I could have gotten back down the hill again if I had to, but it was so nice not having to do so.
So...are folks going to the Space Movie?? A movie, some beer and cheese, good company....doesn't get much better than that!
"No such thing as destiny; only choices exist." From: Moongarden's "Solaris."