greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

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Kathryn and I made it to my mom's house just before dark last night. I noted the time as we pulled into the driveway. Actually, I noted the exact time: 7:02 p.m. CST. I spent much of the last two days noting the time, as I do not drive and I was trying to think of things to alleviate the boredom of being a passenger. From yesterday:

8:30 a.m.: Left Lexington, Virginia
12:25 p.m.: Crossed into Tennessee
5:10 p.m.: Crossed into Georgia
5:33 p.m.: Crossed into Alabama (and Central Time Zone, so really 4:33 p.m.)
6:37 p.m. CST: First sight of Birmingham
6:51 p.m. CST: Reached Leeds
7:02 p.m. CST: Reached my mom's house

I slept a remarkable nine hours last night, and I woke sore and disoriented. I know Kathryn must feel even worse than I do. I've had coffee, but I'm not awake. My body is still reeling from nine states in three days.

Somewhere in Virginia, we crossed into what I consider Actual Spring, warm and green. It was really a beautiful day for the drive, the wild, lush green of the Middle and Lower Appalachians. I wish we'd not been so worn out from all the car drama and cat drama of the preceding week. Except for getting stuck in an hour's worth of traffic in Chattanooga, and except for me getting stuck in a restroom stall and having to crawl out from beneath the door (more on this later), it was a fine day, and except for the exhaustion. The photo below, I made Kathryn pull over and let me take it.

Thank you, Grand Voyager.

Resistance, Peace, and Compassion
Aunt Beast

5:32 p.m.

Postscript: Currently, it's 73˚F. It's cloudy and there may be rain, so the high will only be about 84˚F. There were highs in the 90˚Fs last week and will be next week. This is spring for me.
Tags: alabama, coffee, exhaustion, home, mountains, spring, travel

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