Monday, June 15, 2009

it was a good roadtrip

as far as road trips go. The only complaint i had was the hour long standstill traffic jam I got caught in in Baltimore. Have to say though, that at least it was at the end of the trip versus the beginning where I would have had another 5 hours ahead of me to go...



But here I am, just out of my driveway. I was all kinds of excited :D I love road trips



Then while I was going through the pics, I noticed that there was an awful lot o' detail in my sunglasses, so I zoomed in and cropped, and here is what I found



I brought my brother's bike along with me (since I don't actually own my own, but he has 2, so he lets me use the one regularly) And because I get significantly better mileage (40+mpg) without the bike rack, I decided to take it apart and put it in the trunk. Leaving the backseat and passenger seat for all my stuff. And let me tell you, I have some stuff!

I brought a total of 6 bags/suitcases, a cooler, and my desktop computer and monitor. I'm sure you're rolling your eyes at the amount of junk I brought with me, but honestly, it doesn't seem like too much when I broke it all down.

1) suitcase - all my clothes
2) a separate bag for shoes (3 pairs of flip flops, 2 pairs of dress shoes and a pair of sneakers)
3) my camera bag
4) a reuseable wegmans bag with some food in it
5) my laptop bag (with books too)
6) my bathroom bag (with anything and everything I would use to get ready for the day)

Does that seem unreasonable to you?

Too bad if it does. Ha! My dad kept talking about how I needed to pack lighter, and I was all like, hey, if I'm not flying, i'm not working to consolidate. I could care less about consolidation when I'm the only passenger and there are no limitations. I'll enjoy it while I can :D



The sky seemed unusually beautiful as I began the drive...



It was at this point that I realized snapping pics along the way would be really cool. So I left the lens cap off and the camera sitting in the passenger seat for easy access. This one was snapped through the moon roof. (and no, i did not buckle the camera in... but I did buckle the computer in the backseat ;)



Whilst driving behind this car i was soooo longing to be able to just freeze time, go get some people to take pictures of and use the car for a mad cool prop.



And then, with only an hour left... standstill traffic. They took a 4 lane highway and funnelled it into 1 lane. wth? I honestly thought there was an accident or something... but no. In fact, by the time I got through and was back on the open road, I hadn't seen one thing that appeared to warrant such a delay.



So while I was sitting in traffic, I took this, and then noticed that the people in the car next to me were staring. I was a little embarassed... heehee :)

Today has been really nice so far, Aside from being awakened at 7am by a cockatiel... I went for a run this morning, but it was already 8 when I started... and I quickly realized that running after 8 is NOT an option. I'll have to try again at night.

I went to get a wireless card for the computer and some food. But I've been alone all day so far. It's been really nice :) The kids are still in school til wednesday, which I didn't know til last night. I'm happy to have a couple days alone. I really do enjoy being alone, I think that's the introvert in me coming out :) But I love being around people too. I don't know what I am. Maybe I'm balanced?

Tomorrow I'm hoping to get some pictures done... like actual shoots. I've got 2 in the queue right now, I can't wait to get them done!


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3 extraordinary comments:

Debbie June 16, 2009 at 3:38 PM  

i didn't know introverts came OUT!

Debbie June 16, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

most people would have been a LOT embarrassed, but not my girlie! just a little :)

Debbie June 16, 2009 at 3:41 PM  

why don't you just use your dad and me for backgrounds??? we're FAR more vintage than that car! :)

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