On the Road
Today Matilda and I finished the fourth day of our six day trip from California to Connecticut. The first two days I was really tired. I had had to pack up my room at school really fast and then pack to go. I've been doing this cross country trip for quite a few years, but I don't usually leave so quickly. This year we signed up for a trial starting this Friday night so I needed a quick start. I hadn't had enough sleep. Those first two days I had to make several stops for catnaps. The second night, in Colorado, at the motel I locked my keys in the car. I could see them on the floor. Then, I had to wait 2 hours watching the car til the AAA guy, a transplant from Dublin, came from 70 miles away to open my car. Yesterday, I drove through Kansas in blinding rain and powerful winds. I had to pull off the road twice. Finally, I pulled out into a bright blue sky. Very relieved I pulled into a station for gas. There I heard a tornado had just crossed the highway. Today's drive to Effingham, Illinois was a smooth one. I'm looking forward to arriving in CT Thursday.