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One thousand five hundred sixteen miles driven in the space of (checks clock) forty-two hours.

Random thoughts:
My son is an awesome travel companion. He gets bonus points for helping navigate through weird highway configurations during a monsoon.

I swear the highway in western Pennsylvania is designed to kill you or make you turn around in terror.

If you have to pee after you drop off someone at JFK International, you're screwed. Ditto if you believed the online map's assertion that there is a gas station right there. Actually, the gas station is still there. It simply isn't operating.

OH YE GODS ROAD CONSTRUCTION

One favorite sign: CAUTION: NEW TRAFFIC PATTERNS. I was hoping for something more interesting than lane-shifts. Maybe a eighteen-wheeler tango.

Two favorite sign: BORO OF ALPHA. I suppose there must be BORO OF OMEGA on the West Coast.

Three favorite sign: LLAMAS FOR SALE. The billboard was huge. But there was also a cloth "For Rent" sign hanging on it. So which is, Llama Keeper? Are selling them, or renting them? If the latter, for what does one rent a llama? (Say it five times fast!)

If you think your windshield is clean, driving into the sunset will swiftly prove otherwise.

Little Gambit is a pretty good travel buddy, too, even though we made him do horrible things like climb stairs at a strange hotel and drink water while strangers were walking by. Worst of all, Ty wasn't there to demonstrate how anything should be done.

The saddest part of the whole trip was Gambit staring at the door Dev disappeared through, then whining as I drove away.

And I'd like to lodge a complaint. It simply isn't fair that my son's plane touched down in Pisa before I made it home to Indiana.

And now... *thud*

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sartorias
Jul. 5th, 2014 12:48 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a rough trip. Especially that last line!
blairmacg
Jul. 6th, 2014 03:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, parts were fun, in that "shared adventure" way. :) The roughest part, really, was getting lost outside Columbus Ohio on the way home, in the middle of road construction, not long before midnight, when I'd lost most of my ability to cope calmly. Gambit heard some horrible words from Mommy. :)
sartorias
Jul. 6th, 2014 03:23 pm (UTC)
It's all "blah blah blah" to Gambit--but the tone would probably make him anxious, and want to cuddle.

Glad you made it safely home.
blairmacg
Jul. 7th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
He was such a sweet pup, the whole way. He wouldn't eat his regular food, but once I bought him some meat and cheese at our first stop back, he got very interested in what I might reveal at future stops. :)
queenoftheskies
Jul. 5th, 2014 03:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're home safe.
blairmacg
Jul. 6th, 2014 03:21 pm (UTC)
Me too. I then spent most of yesterday dozing between chores, and slept hard through the night. I'm almost human today. :)
asakiyume
Sep. 8th, 2014 01:32 am (UTC)
If you think your windshield is clean, driving into the sunset will swiftly prove otherwise.


TRUTH.
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