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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

And driving, and driving, and driving...

     Don't you just hate it when you can't find the time to sit down and write a few words on your blog, for days-on-end?  We've been in and out of town several times in the last few days for different reasons; all of them related in one way or another to Easter.  And I do hope all of you had a very nice Easter weekend.  Thank you for your good wishes.  I would have liked to say a few words in return, but I just couldn't seem to find the time to jump onto my blog.

     Today, we made yet another trip out of town, planning to be home in only a short time.  We've made this trip before and, as on-board navigator, it is my distinct and particular duty to make sure that my side of the car travels to the same destination as does my driver hubby-buddy's side of the car.  It took me a few years to get this task down to the finite science that it is, but I am now so adept at doing my job that I can actually do it with my eyes closed and have even been known to snooze while navigating, on occasion.

     Naturally, my good hubby-buddy is quite amazed and impressed by such talent, but I simply take it in stride... usually.  Well, today was a little different than other trips we've made.  Today, we took a short-cut.  You've heard of those, right?  They make the trip shorter and save time?  Or, so the story goes.

     Fortunately, I enjoy my job as navigator.  In fact, I might even go so far as to say I look forward to those few times when travel becomes necessary.  I have gotten quite good at navigating with my eyes closed and I often feel more refreshed when I return home.  I wonder why that is?

     I've learned, though, that even good things can be overdone, our short-cut being one of them.  It added an extra six hours to our travel time and, as pleasant as the view with my eyes closed is, I was finally forced to admit that the pictures were starting to show re-runs and boredom was setting in.

     I'm pretty sure my good hubby-buddy is in agreement with me that the next time we are tempted to take a short-cut, it would be smarter to cancel the trip, altogether.  A word to the wise:  if what you've been doing is working... don't change it.  The improvements may not be as ideal as you had hoped.  And 'til the next time, keep a hug on.

 ~ Yaya


Kathy's Klothesline said...

I like an adventure, too....... but some of those "shortcuts" just aren't fun!

Andrea said...

I love the "scenic route."
Blessings, andrea

Nisa said...

Oh man... I'm so sorry! I do love to travel as well, but yeah... There comes a point when even good things can go bad.

Retro Girl said...

Following in return!
I like the scenic route sometimes...but don't trust shortcuts! I use my Telenav GPS on my cell phone or hubby's TomTom to be safe if we're not sure where we're going!

My name is PJ. said...

Six extra hours? Six? I would have killed you. :)

You need a GPS.....yes, indeedy!

Lolidots said...


Did you ever see the movie Road Trip? This reminds me of when one character says "It's supposed to be a challenge. That's why they call it a shortcut. If it was easy it would just be called The Way."

Yaya' s Changing World said...

Maybe I explained myself wrong. I sleep while my good hubby-buddy driver, decides on shortcuts. He seemed quite pleased by the shortcuts. I, on the other hand, was less excited about them. Oh, blissful sleep. I have found that, when I actually do the navigating, we really run into problems... so I don't.

~ Yaya

Mikki said...

Yaya, my hubby-buddy and I take "short cuts" all the time. The last one, 2 weeks ago, took us over 104 miles to get to a small town 28 miles from where we live. Fortunately, it was a sunny day! Even Dylan ( the Corgi King) got tired of driving LOL

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