One more night in a hotel room, and then FINALLY we will be at our destination. The kitties are so used to being able to nibble all day long that traveling for 10 hours a day starts to wear on them. So, we've found ourselves stopping sooner than anticipated as the kitty howling chorus becomes too much to handle.
I haven't written in 2 days due to a combination of sheer exhaustion and no internet access. So today I thought I would post some of the random things that come to you when you're traveling in a big U-Haul with really nothing to look at but the road ahead of you:
1. I love the George Carlin stand-up routine called "a place for my stuff." There's a part where he travels to visit a friend in Hawaii and has to take some of his stuff with him. Then you get invited for an overnight and have to take a smaller amount of stuff. So you end up having stuff all over. Right now all of my stuff is in a rental truck in the parking lot of the hotel. Although, there's still a box or two at my Mom's house, but I seem to be carrying my stuff around with me.
2. I still point out cows on the highway... don't know why, just do...
3. In a way I've traveled full circle. I left for medical school and took Interstate 40 until I made a left in Oklahoma. Now I've driven back from New York until I hit I-40 and drove back along the same road I came. There were a whole lot of side trips in between...
4. Highway bugs don't come off the windshield no matter how much wiper fluid you use.
5. I'm somewhat fascinated by things you see lying on the side of the road. Like shoes... how did just one shoe end up there... a hat I understand, but an Igloo cooler?
6. This cat litter box has been the best travel box ever. It's relatively self-contained, very little spill, easy to pack, and my cats had no problems adjusting to it. I didn't pay full price when I got it, because honestly it's a glorified storage bin, but it has definitely been well worth the money on this trip.
7. The closer you get to your destination, the faster you drive... must enjoy the experience... but, seriously, are we there yet?