Monday, April 6, 2009

Dead tired...

Hah. We're home. As always, after traveling, I'm dead tired. Why does traveling make us so tired?

Of course, there are the usual suspects... unfamiliar bed, food, and schedule. Unusual activities. Staying up late. But I am often more tired when I drive that last day home, than the entire time I spent on the road.

We travel the same route each time we go, so we're very familiar with the sites and sounds. We know which exit to take for the Perkins restaurant, which exits have Wal-Mart Supercenters, where the MacDonalds is located that has picnic tables outside, and which exits have "clean" gas station restrooms.

I noticed today that an old building was gone at one exit. At another stop, a new construction project was finished. It's interesting how much we observe just traveling the same route over and over. We've even met the same service people multiple times--enough that some ask us how the grandkids are and how the weather was in Baltimore when we left.

How about you? What stage of traveling do you find the most tiring? Have you made "travel friends" in your treks around your neck of the woods?



  1. Our closest WalMart is two hours away, and we always stop half-way at a certain gas station. Get out, use the bathroom, buy a coffee or drink for the rest of the trip. It's a perfect way to break it up, and on the way home, it seems like it takes forever to get back home from that spot. I'm usually physically exhausted and it seems like the longest hour ever!

  2. Glad you're back safe and sound. Rest. Then get back to writing!

  3. Good the hear you had a good time. I honestly think the last bit of the drive home always seems to last forever. We always planned family vacations to give us at least a day or two at home before heading back to work.

  4. Glad you're back safe and sound, Anny.

    I love the drive home, even though that's when I'm most tired. There is something about unlocking the front door and going into your own space that is absolutely wonderful.