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

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8 thoughts on “And driving, and driving, and driving…

  1. 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!

  2. LOL!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."

  3. 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

  4. 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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