I left very early and watched the sun rising over Nashville's skyline. Traffic was sparse and I made very good time, getting to Atlanta in six hours. From the south side of Atlanta to Valdosta took 5.5 frickin hours!
I'm thinking that just maybe, road rage can be a good thing at times. At least it kept me awake until I finally got home after 16.5 hours...a trip that usually takes me about 14. Plus, its hard to sleep while shooting birds at fellow drivers.
I swear (and I did some swearing) I could've walked faster than the traffic was moving. I'm talkin about 10 mpr or less....then it slowed down!
I considered flying, but when I stay a week or more, I like to have my own wheels. Anyway, I did have a great Christmas with my family and daughter. For that, I am thankful (AND for not getting a speeding ticket or arrested for giving obscene gestures).
So I'm home, and it feels wonderful! Friday, it will be 2010, and if I manage to get through the night before, I will be cooking my usual fare for New Year's Day. It includes corned beef and cabbage, blackeyed peas and cornbread. Oh, and don't forget to cook a dime in the cabbage.
Happy New Year