On the Road….. for HOURS!

A week on the road….

It was a week of driving… some weeks are like that.

I drove up to Albany — theoretically a 2 1/2 hour drive each way. Of course, it was longer.  It’s always longer than you think it will be.

Well, my first trip up to Albany was solo — to pick up a friend. I spent the three hour ride listening to a training program on funnel building.  Always generates new ideas, thoughts, improvements in what I am doing and how I am doing it.  There are times when you have to re-energize and listening to podcasts, training etc. can be a great way to do it.

The ride home was filled with catching up and story telling.

On the return trip, we got stuck in two traffic jams.  One for over two hours.  Not moving at all and watching ambulances, fire trucks etc go by…. helicopters fly in… people walking the highway trying to see what was happening etc.  No one got angry, although we were all hot and some of us needed a bathroom, I just hoped that everyone involved in the accident ahead had survived. It sure didn’t look like it from the response. And when we finally drove past it, it didn’t look like it either. BUT, according to a local news article, everyone did survive.  We were grateful to be safe sitting on the road and not involved.

We ended up meeting not in Albany but in Saugerties and they had painted sailboats all through town!  Really cute town and fun painted boats.

There were so many and actually, I thought I took more pictures, but this was it.

I loved that everyone in the traffic jam was patient and concerned.  That we didn’t see frustrated angry lot of people. Everyone just went with the flow…. (metaphor here, I think;)

We explored new roads and took out time even though we were on the road WAY too long! I love new roads, new adventures.  Possible new routes for our upcoming bike trip.

And then there was the conversations.  Always interesting and thoughtful.

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