"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.


just a quick post to let you know i arrived at my sister's safely. i enjoyed my trip and time spent alone more than i can ever say. i think everyone should take an adventure and get to enjoy your own company again. me, myself, and Irene got along well, we didnt argue or run off anywhere worrying the other 2....
my tunes kept me company most of the way and i sang my lil heart out. oh that was fun! Freddy Mercury and i drove through fog so thick in the Tennesse mountains that we couldn't see past the front bumper... as he sang "just one year of love" i carefully, slowly tailgaited a semi just to be able to navigate and stay on the road.
Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar, Def Leapard, Tom Petty, CCR, Lady Gaga and too many more to mention... were with me when the rains came down so powerfully that it flooded the interstate in no time.. causing me to drive 30 miles an hour as i couldn't see past my car.
the irony of it all is although i had difficulty seeing to drive for 90% of the trip, i gained much needed clarity to some things in my personal life. i also realized getting away from everyone i left behind, and LOVE, makes me appreciate them even more.
i had to stop alot for restroom breaks, gas, and to rest my eyes... Diane made me a very comfy spot in the back of my SOUL with the seat down, which allowed me to sleep for a few hours as needed.. i chose my spots to rest at very busy, well lit truckstops... and enjoyed browsing in the little gift shops they have. my father was an over the road trucker and used to take me on trips with him when i was young. i thought of him alot and what he taught me about road rules. at times i felt him with me, maybe he was the one that kept me safe in those perilous foggy, rainy situations.. i am still surprized at how much i remember but i guess in my situation of not seeing him much, i memmorized every moment spent with him. when i drove through some major cities i got off my route to explore the downtown areas and landmarks.. such as the arch in St. Louis... and i felt discopointed because it just wasn't all that it's cracked up to be, in person. i drove around a few big cities exploring and fantasizing what it would be like to live there.. not that i am planning on moving but it was fun to do. and i also checked out a few grocery stores simply because i could and didn't have to ask anyone's permission for any of it. i sat and people watched in different places, that is when it wasn't raining. me, myself, and Irene had such a good time!
i brought my journal with me, sat at some very scenic rest areas [again, when it wasn't raining] and did some writing. i came up with ideas for the book that i have always wanted to write.. more details on that at a later time.
the speed limits on the interstates were mostly 70 mph so that meant more gas consumption and not getting the awesome mileage that i thought i would get.
my MP3 player has like 200 songs on it that i downloaded meself, all of my faves from over the years... and i went down mammery lane so often listening to them that i nearly got lost! seriously, i relived alot of stuff in my mind as i drove, resulting in new perspectives. that was a good thing.
i have alot more to tell you guys but it will have to wait for the next post.. i am still catching up on sleep.



ChiTown Girl said...

Thanks for the update. I just wanted to make sure you made it to JoJo's in one piece! Have a great time. I can't wait to hear all about it. :)

La Roo said...

Glad you got there safe.
Amazing what being alone with ones self does. It brings so much clarity. We all need to do things like this more often. Maybe not in such a big manner, but take time to gather thoughts and feeings. I'm very proud of you.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Driving down mammery lane is always fun. Glad your trip was safe...enjoy your sista!!!

Technodoll said...

That my girl, eating up life and adventure like a hero! Wooo! Love reading about your trip, more please! you are so inspiring! xoxoox

Clippy Mat said...

great update. I can just picture you on the road. More please as TD says.

Tracey Axnick said...

Sounds like an awesome trip... I love my alone time as well... my music, my journal, nature, alone time with God... it's the best!
Have fun and be safe! :)