I really love food. Apparently, too much food can be a bad thing. I hear exercise can counteract that problem. I run so I can eat. Thus, I love to run.
Ice running! :)
Neither of us have run that slow in a long time! lol But, it was a fun run. Avoiding the slippery spots, slowing down around the curves. Oh, it was quite the adventure. We each only had one slip where we went down to a knee, but nothing major or harmful.
I have quite the headache today. Not sure why. I woke up with it and Tylenol doesn’t seem to be helping yet. Maybe the run, shower and soon ribs will do the trick ;)
I guess staying up too late talking just did me in. Totally worth it though ;) Although the episode of Peep Show before I went to sleep probably wasn’t needed, lol.
A Day In The Life
Melissa snapping a picture of her food ;)
Steve bustin’ out some music
Americone (Kari’s) Dream
Chocolate chip, oatmeal, pecan cookies :)
We are doing it right today. Originally the Saturday plan was to hit the expo in Dallas and get some brisket. But, since the marathon was cancelled and the drive to the store just a couple miles away, took quite a while. A drive to get brisket…would be a pretty insane choice. So, we just stayed around the house and had a laid back day.
I am pretty relaxed. I may just close my eyes for a bit…zzzzz ;)
A few scenes from my drive. It took me 11 hours to drive what was supposed to be a 4-1/2 hour drive. A lot of it was completely stopped.
The roads didn’t really start getting bad until Oklahoma City. And then they were still manageable. Where half the road was no ice and the other half was covered. If you stayed off the ice, you were fine. And you could still be up to speed unless you got stuck behind someone that was going 40…;)
But, then all of a sudden we were stopped. I was surrounded by semis on three sides (middle picture) and this is where I sat for 2+ hours at least.
I guess there was a hill ahead where trucks were getting stuck. They just couldn’t make it up due to the ice. I would move a bit and then sit for even longer. And there was no where I could go.
Eventually I got moving again, but it was slow going because the roads were completely covered in ice, but it was also like off roading…soooo bumpy! lol. Like there was a bunch of craters of ice everywhere.
And I got about 20 miles from the first time I was stopped and was stopped again. I was right behind the 5 semis that were all stuck on the hill. I sat for a bit when I realized that there was a small space on the opposite side of a truck for me to get through. So, I squeezed through and then I was the only one on the highway for a while. And I was driving all over the road trying to find the least bumpy spot (news flash: there wasn’t one)
And then I was stopped again. I may have peed in a cup. (first time ever doing that!) There was no spillage. I was proud.
I sat in that spot for a while until a trucker told a couple of us that they were closing the highway and wouldn’t be back open until like 2am. So, I drove the wrong way down the highway and got off the exit. Even the off ramp took a long time to get off.
Back roads it was. 40 miles at 20 mph. Off roading on ice most of the way. A little bit of fishtailing. And lots of bumpiness. Sometimes the road would turn to being snow/ice with two tracks for tires. That was the best and much easier to drive in.
When I got about 8 miles from Melissa’s house, the roads actually cleared up and I felt something I hadn’t felt for a long time. Traction!! :)
There were still some patches of ice, but nothing like it was.
And then of course I had a nice warm welcome from Melissa and Steve and we sat down and ate an amazing dinner.
I got a great night’s sleep. And now i am just sipping on some coffee typing up this post :P
Look who’s in my house. :D
It’s been a stupid horrible long night of her driving to get here safely. We ate at 10:30 and have been chatting ever since. W’re all running out of gas though. Off to bed. Lots more spam and fun tomorrow.
The drive was….lets not talk about it right now.
Dinner though was amazing! :)
And meeting Melissa….like visiting and old friend. Are you sure we haven’t met before??? ;)
One of those Verizon hot spot things. And since my Jeep has a regular electrical outlet, I can plug in my laptop.
So…I could chill like this for a while. Well, till I run out of gas, lol. I’m at half a tank doing good.
Actually, it will probably be my bladder that bursts before anything ;)
I have 67 miles to go and I am completely stopped. I am surrounded be semis.
I skyped with the fam. Now I am catching up on Hulu. Thank goodness I brought the wi-fi :)
I hate being stopped for who knows how long, but if an accident is the cause, I hope people are ok :(
"On the road again, I just can’t wait to get on the road again" :)
I am more then half way to Melissa’s. The roads are ok. Just a bit of slush here and there. Not too much ice. Especially on the highway. If the other cars would get out of my way, I’d be fine.;)
I’ve got my coffee. Getting back in the road now! I don’t doubt the next post of mine will include a selfie of Melissa and me :P
Be careful on your drive to Texas! No one here knows how to drive in wintry weather.
Thanks :) I know, I do realize that the “winter advisory” roads in Texas are far less worse than the “winter advisory” roads in Michigan. But, the main factor is the other drivers. I am used to it…but accidents usually happen when people just don’t know how to drive in the stuff. I will most definitely be careful!
Made it to Oklahoma. Just hanging out with grandmadeb. And finishing up a bit of work. It is always good to see my mom. And the kids were excited to see where Grandma Ruthie lives ;)
I am sure i will hit the hay pretty soon. The kids are in bed…and quiet…so hopefully that means they are asleep.
The 16 hours in the car wasn’t so bad. I didn’t really get that sleepy. I was surprised. I think the theory that if I don’t sleep in the car at all, I stay awake easier. And the kids did great. They are pretty used to being in the car with multiple trips to Florida and back in the past. So, they took this ride in stride. Watched movies, slept, read books. They were content.
Tomorrow I will head to Texas to see happyhealthycook!