Sunday, May 17, 2009

Road Trip!

There has been so much craziness and stress lately. When you get caught up in all of that and then suddenly find yourself at home alone with no plans or deadlines, the silence can be overwhelming. Yesterday, Hubby was asleep and I had the whole day to myself. There were no programs to go to or retreats to attend. My hand isn't back up to par yet and it was actually hurting quite a lot yesterday, so crocheting or writing were out of the question.

At first I was sort of excited to have so much freedom. I sat at the computer with my soda and lunch ready to play around and relax. Then, the stillness took hold. It was so quiet. I started squirming and I could feel anxiety well up in my throat. I can't be still like that or I panic and go nuts. I searched fervantly for a new game to occupy me or some great new project to hold my interest. Nothing. Ugh!


Then, as if "The Big Guy" was reading my mind, the phone rang. My sister had gotten her fill of current boyfriend and wanted to go get her stuff. She wasn't sure what sort of ex-wife drama she would walk into and did not want to go alone. I kissed the Hubby, grabbed my shoes and camera and yelled behind me, "Be back in a little while! I'm going to Kentucky!"


We picked up my younger brother and a few snacks and took off. The trip proved eventful with a bad accident and some seriously crazy rain. We still had a blast and soaked up the fun that goes with an unexpected road trip. Thankfully, there was no drama when we found our destination. Sis picked up her things and we all headed back with more laughs and fun.


I took a few pics on the way. I didn't have the memory card for my big camera, so they aren't great, but you can get the idea.


It never fails to surprise me how quickly the landscape changes once you cross over into Ken.tuck.y. I love the skyline of the city.


It rained too hard on the way up to get any pics. I was disappointed to see how heavy the smog was on the way back. It's still a nice pic though.

Go see what the rest of the class is showing....
Show and Tell

9 comments:

infertilityrocks said...

I hope things work out for your sis...what perfect timing, however! I have a hard time being still as well.

Lori said...

I *love* impromptu trips! Been awhile since I've taken one, so thank you for letting me live vicariously through you.

Gonna read back through to see what's up with your hand.

WiseGuy said...

Thank God that your hand is better...Glad that the whole take-stuff-away went without any emotional dramas and that you enjoyed the trip!

Kristin said...

Love the pics and I love how someone needed you just in time to distract you from the silence.

Beautiful Mess said...

FUN! I love taking unexpected road trips with family or friends. Your pictures are beautiful, you did an excellent job!

The Steadfast Warrior said...

Yay for road trips! There's nothing like the freedom you feel when you're on the road.

alicia said...

glad you found something to do! sounds like a fun little outing!

cysteract said...

ooo I love your second picture i am just in love with city skylines in the USA.

Happy you had something to distract you form the quiet best wishes to you and your sister.

battynurse said...

Road trips can be so much fun. I'm glad you found something to do with your day.
I laughed a bit at your statement that you were trying to find a game to play. I've gotten hooked on hidden objecct games lately and can play them for hours. I had a new one over the weekend that I played ALL WEEKEND. Nothing else got done until I found my way through that game.