Sunday, November 27, 2011

Longest drive ever

After the longest weekend ever, today I had the longest day/drive ever.  Dad and I left the house at 8:30 a.m., and 12 hours later, at 8:30 p.m. we finally made it back home, with Bradley in-tow.

Highlights from today included:

  • Rain nonstop, literally
  • Heaviest traffic I have ever driven in for a length of time
  • Seeing downtown Calera, AL for the first time
  • Seeing downtown Calera, AL for the second time
  • Enjoying some yummy albeit overpriced pecan ice cream in Clanton, AL
  • Picking B up much later than anticipated, and getting a much later start back home
  • Seeing downtown Calera, AL for the third time (I laughed at this... it was too soon for dad to appreciate the irony)
  • Trying our darndest to catch this T-pain song on the XM radio countdown and missing it by minutes every single time we got in and out of the car
  • Yes, dad is listening to T-Pain these days
  • Not one opportunity for cruise control on the drive back
  • What is up with all the inconsiderate drivers on the road who camp out in the left lane while traffic passes them on the right?!
  • A short stop in Pelham to see Aunt Peggy, complete with food, funny stories about Uncle Jack, and remembering Lana's comment about wanting to collect something after seeing Aunt Peggy's teapots
  • Hearing Bradley shout "Mommy" and seeing his ear to ear grin
So... incredibly... thankful to be home.

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