Sunday, December 16, 2007

Around and around and around...

There was a saying that I think was attached to a children's game of some sort, or maybe it's just what my dad used to say as we were spun in circles...

Around and around and around she goes, and where she stops, nobody knows. Come to think of it, it is probably referring to the roulette wheel. LOL But we used to say it for other reasons.

It describes my trip back to my mom's place from the Ruth/RK/Switchfoot show in Davis. I found the freeway entrance with no trouble. I think I even started out going in the right direction. Then I saw a 50/99 exit and recognized it as the one I took to get to Davis in the first place. I didn't take it. Maybe I should have. I ended up eventually heading back to Sacramento, turning around, not finding 99 S like I had hoped, turning around again... etc., etc., etc. It was kind of like the cat chasing his tail. You keep going in circles and are never any closer to the goal. I seriously contemplated driving all the way to Sacramento because I could find 99 from there. Then I didn't and turned around again; or tried to. By that time it was quite late and with only about 4 hours of sleep, I was getting a bit lethargic. I finally pulled of of I-5 in hopes of turning back around and heading South. My reasoning was that I-5 went to Stockton, so if I got that far I could figure out how to get back to Modesto from there. It was a good plan. I pulled off and decided I'd take a short nap in hopes of staying awake for the rest of the drive.
There were apartments all along the road I exited onto, with street parking. I didn't think it likely anyone would notice I was sleeping so I pulled over, put down my seat and took a short nap. Then I headed back to the freeway. There was only one problem - there was no Southbound entrance. SO I was going North again until I finally pulled off on West El Camino and was able to go South on I-5. At that point I broke down and called my mom and apologized profusely for waking her up. I decided to go S. on I-5 and she gave me directions from there. Oh, I napped at El Camino as well. I really was getting tired.

To keep this story from getting any longer, I finally made it back to my mom's place. I pulled into the driveway at 5 a.m. I was definitely ready for some sleep.
I don't think I've ever been so glad to reach my destination! LOL

1 comment:

Andrea said...

oh my goodness! u shudnt drive alone at those hours! haha