Thursday, April 24, 2008

Day 12...the long drive home

I woke up early to hit the highway home. I must've been excited to get home to my hubby because I woke up with my first alarm from my phone (I generally set 3 alarms, sleeping through the first two and hitting the snooze feature on the third alarm for an hour or so). I packed up quietly and loaded my car and was on the road by 4am.

Now, I will admit that when it comes to driving I don't have a lot of patience with other drivers. But come on. I mean, how hard is it to use your blinker, people? It's just right there! And it's not a part of your car that is just a suggestion from your car manufacturer. You're supposed to use it...particularly if you're planning on cutting me off repeatedly over the course of 200 miles of highway.

Also, let's talk for a minute about the left lane. Imagine what a beautiful world it would be if all people recognized and obeyed the "left lane is for passing" rule. And when I say passing, I mean actively passing...not seeing a semi truck 1/2 mile up the road that you will want to eventually pass. In addition, if you're planning on driving the SAME speed as the person in the right lane, then there really is no need for you to be occupying space in the left lane. Particularly if you're driving 5 miles under the speed limit. I'm just saying, is all...

With every mile I got closer to home and my husband so I took as few stops as possible. After a quick stop in Portland to drop off some gifts to Thomas, I hopped back on the road for my final stretch to Seattle.

When I finally got home, I walked in the door to find my husband in the kitchen making gorgonzola topped steaks with mashed potatoes and sauted mushrooms. He'd bought me flowers (lilies, my favorites) and a beautiful new vase along with lit candles. He'd gotten out fresh pjs and a clean towel for a quick shower before dinner...such a thoughful husband!

*this is my submission to the PhotoPie Challenge...it's not terribly exciting but is sentimental as Erich got them since he knows I like Cucumber Melon scented candles*

So now I'm home, and glad to be so. I thoroughly enjoyed my road trip and the time I got to spend with friends and family along the way. Thanks to everyone who put me up and entertained me. I had a great time!!!

6 comments:

EmilyPie said...

oh you are home! I bet it is great to be back with your hubby... and to have that delicious meal in your belly... mmm. :)

Scott and Lorie said...

what a good hubby you have!

I'm glad you're home safe and I'm totally jealous of your time with Melinda and Michael=)

Love you friend.

sohobutterfly said...

Mmmmm, Cucumber Melon. Sounds divine!

exposaroonie said...

hey hey! I commented back on your (fabulous, really) question about RAW...

Kathy said...

So glad you made it home to Erich after 13 hours of driving, what a marathan! And what a fine son-in-law to provide a great meal, flowers, and candles. You're a keeper, Erich! Thank you for blessing us by your presence and time, dear Stacia. Love, Mom

M&C said...

That dinner looks yummy, you should post the recipe.

And it was so fun meeting you, even though we are sooooooooooo totally friends from way back when I saw you sing in front of Jags in Bako. :)