It’s been a long past couple of days for me. I flew to North Dakota to pick up my friends car, so she would not have to leave her kids to do so. She is going through a tough time, so I figured I would pitch in and help if I could. So the plan was to fly to ND, pick up her car and drive it back here to the Mid Atlantic. While I mainly did it to her help her out, I will say that the time off was much needed on my behalf. So in the last few days I have been able to decompress and sort out some issues I am having in my life…I made some observations and came to some conclusions….
North Dakota – While I can see how some people enjoy the country life, that place is as secluded as I have ever seen. I saw homes that were just surrounded by land as far as the eye can see. Living on the ranch is great but the animals will not answer you if they are the only ones you are talking too. The fog on sunday morning was like nothing I have ever seen, I think that’s where stephen king got his idea for THE MIST. From Bismarck (STARTING POINT) to the border it was one little house on the prairie to the next.
So then we keep driving and we run into the great state of:
Minnesota – Well more of the same, lots of farm land and low and behold and major metropolis called Minneapolis..looked alot like any other city.
So Sunday nite was my first stop and It landed me in
Madison, Wisconsin – Beautiful city with lots of Packer Fans, although It did have a blemish that I will not soon forget. After I was checked in, I went across to the parking lot to a restaurant called PERKINS. Real cozy place and the food was good. There was this older person sitting in the next booth that HAD NO BUSINESS BEING THERE. She was sick and hacking up and making the kind of noisess that absolutely ruin your dinner, not too mention she was most definetely too sick to be in public like that..plus she blew her nose a few times…..some PEOPLE HAVE NO SENSE……..
So the next day Monday, I was moving right along and low and behold I stopped in:
Chicago, Illinois – This was only a lunch stop but Illinois has the coolest service areas that they called and OASIS…they are service areas that go over the road and look like a bridge that contain stores…there is an overpass that you can look at the oncoming traffic and the one I stopped at..had the coolest view of chicago.
So we keep moving down the road and make our second layover for the night at:
Youngstown, Ohio– Now while i was driving I figured maybe I would stop at the NFL Hall of Fame, but it turns out that Canton was 65 miles in the wrong direction so i scrapped that plan…I will get there eventually….Had a really good burger at the bar and grill next door and was going to watch the Packer-Viking game but was tired so that plan was scrapped as well….Ohio is a nice enough place it seems like…..but it wasnt Canton……
So Tuesday gets here….car delivery day……uneventful day drove from Ohio to homeplate..and delivered the car to my friend so hopefully it will help her out……
I used my time wisely i think, I have some issues that I am trying to figure out…about why some things upset me and how I should approach some other things. I know I worked out an issue about me getting sick. For the longest time, I was curious about why my. So I asked and I think he answered me in a strange way well have to see. But I did take a break in ND and just sat and watched the world go by for a little while and just let some things that have been bothering me go. I get misty eyed when i think about all the shit that I have done in my life, so this was my chance to just apologize to myself and figure out a way to move forward…I think I did that…So thats my road trip story….Just a quick traveling thought…..