Sunday, January 24, 2010

en route

I'm driving from Denver to eastern Iowa. This is not something anyone would ever want to do in late January. I guess it is something you do for a funeral.

Today it was so windy I was dodging tumbleweed all day and hoping not to dodge a huge truck as it blew over.

As it got dark, I decided that I really needed to stop and get a room and a big burger and watch some football. (and some wifi and my laptop)

I will hit it again tomorrow; I think I have about another 10 hours to drive. Of course, that estimate doesn't include snow. Which it is supposed to do tomorrow.

I so don't want to do this.

But it really doesn't matter if I want to or not. I will just keep putting one mile after another and do what I am supposed to be doing (I hope). I will see my sister tomorrow and that will be wonderful.

I really appreciate your nice thoughts today. They carried me through... really. Thank you.

The last time I was in Iowa was the day my father died. I have had many feelings that I had not expected. I sure do appreciate my cell phone and friends to call and who call me. I even had a friend who called me every time someone scored in the Colts / Jets game today. Yay for friends. And you. Thank you.

(And thank you Verizon, there really IS a map for that)


Kim A. said...

Travel safe and thank you so much for your kind words. Knowing that you took a few minutes of your day with all that you have going on means the world to me. I'm going to email the weatherman and tell him to hold the snow until you get safely to your destination. Peace on your path till your safe return.


dAAve said...

Here's hoping for the best of weather.

Syd said...

I hope that your travels are safe and that all will go well as you make your way to Iowa. Take care of yourself MC.

Carverlane said...

How nice that you can post from the road! Be safe--you'll be in my thoughts and prayers.

Ed G. said...

I know that road - miles and miles of nothing but miles and miles of nothing.

I wish you bon voyage.

Blessings and aloha...

Scott W said...

Snow, snow, stay away.

God speed.

Carrie said...

Travel safe. I know that trip and it is not a nice trip in May under better circumstances. Hang in there!

Pam said...

It never once dawned on me that you would drive to Iowa. Mary..who drives to Iowa? Well then again, I don't know if I've ever owned a car that would make it to Iowa. I just figured you'd hop a plan. Now I'm worried about you driving.
Please be careful.
I'm glad you own gadgets.

Lou said...

That must be a long and tedious stretch of road. But all of us are accompanying you!

One thing going for this trip is that weathermen are so often wrong...

God bless.

AnyEdge said...

God Bless MC.