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Friday, July 20, 2012

Misery

Day started off well enough.  We packed up the car and said goodbye to our cozy little house.  Dropped off the keys and did some last minute shopping at the visitor's center gift shop.  Then pointed the car towards Richmond.

Around noon we stopped briefly to get lunch at Hardee's.  I had never eaten at this fast food chain, they stopped doing business on Long Island years and years ago.  Drew was feeling nostalgic, though, so we stopped, and ordered burgers and fries to go.  The food was very good, much better than McDonald's or Burger King.

The misery started just about when we got onto I-95 in Richmond.  Traffic and rain.  The rain, at least, was light and sporadic.  Traffic got increasingly worse; by the time we hit the Beltway we were crawling.  No relief until we left the Beltway in Maryland and resumed our trip north.  And relief was short-lived.  3:30 on a summer Friday = tons of traffic. We reached the point where there was nothing on the radio, silly games no longer held our interest and there was noyhing to talk about, so we just trudged on . . . And on . . . And on . . .

Around 4:30, just south of Baltimore, we saw a Suburban flipped onto its side. Traffic opened up after that . . .

Saw Enchantment of the Seas in the Port of Baltimore and started daydreaming about our cruise next February . . .

Then the traffic . . .back to the grind . . .

Traffic eased up once we cleared Baltimore.

Stopped at Maryland House.  Drew grabbed dinner and I . . . Two Lorna Doones and a sip of water.    I suddenly was not feeling well.  Slept from Maryland to Long Island, then got into bed and slept until morning.  Feeling better now . . .

Drew tells me he wasn't doing too well either, that he was having problems with his contact lenses . . .

Anyhow we are home.  Had a great vacation, despite yesterday's misery.

2 comments:

Suzanne said...

Yeah, I95 through DC and Baltimore on a Friday is best ventured between 9am and 2pm or after 6pm. Sorry-didn't even think to ask you when you were leaving.

Heck, all of my trips to Williamsburg with my dad (save one where we went to Kings Dominion first), were spent taking the Chesapeake Bridge/Tunnel and 13-17 through the Delmarva, up to the Delaware Memorial Bridge and up the NJ Turnpike.

And now you know why I'm the walking OnStar, because that last trip was taken 30 years ago...

Feel better soon.

songbird's crazy world said...

Now you tell me?

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