I suppose one can learn many things on a road trip. What I learned is that I am too old for road trips. We left Grand Haven on Thursday at 9 A.M., spent the night in Dubois, Pennsylvania (we went out on I-80) and then spent Friday night in Providence. Saturday morning after dropping my son at school, I drove back across Massachusetts and New York on I-90 to Fredonia. Yesterday, I got on the road at 8:00 A.M. and back to Grand Haven at 3:30. The weather was fine and––other than Friday afternoon in Connecticut and the guy who flipped me off in Providence for making an emergency lane change (sorry about that!) the traffic was not a problem.
But I am so tired! While I was driving, there was a great deal of discussion on NPR about the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jack Kerouac' s On the Road. I had to laugh and laugh. Yeah, keep driving, Dean. I'll just be in the back taking a little nap.
Let's not talk about the weekend performances of the Detroit Tigers (bad) or the University of Michigan's football team (far worse). I almost put the Subaru into a ravine outside of Utica when I heard that score.
And Hannah, Happy 21st Birthday!