Finally Home

We left Tennessee Friday morning around 8:30 after checking out of the time-share. Had a pretty good trip, uneventful, until St. Louis, MO. Yes, it was around rush hour and had we thought of that we would have left earlier or later. It was a nightmare.

Traffic came to a complete halt twice. We wasted about an hour and a half just getting around that area. The first stop was caused by a car in the fast lane that apparently had died and would not start again.

The second was a complete surprise when everyone in all lanes suddenly slammed on their brakes (me included). I almost hit the car in front of us. Steve was shocked that I didn't run into it. The car immediately behind me slammed his brakes on and ended up to my left on the shoulder to avoid hitting me.

The two (or three) cars behind him almost rear-ended me. Man, talk about being scared. I finally quit looking in my rear-view mirror so I wouldn't see someone hit me. When we finally were able to start up again (very slow), we saw the problem. A three-car collision in my lane. Whew! I'm very thankful we didn't add another accident on that road.

We finally arrived home after midnight. Steve drove the last three hours (at least) as I couldn't keep my eyes open. I felt really bad about that. He always stayed awake for me to read the map and directions.

It's good to be back home! I can't wait to start getting together with our kids to have campfires. We really need to get some outdoor furniture to enrich that experience.

Hope you had a great week! Halfmoon