Tuesday, June 21, 2011

On the Road

I used to think that driving from my parents' house into town (Enid) was a long drive.
It was usually between 15-20 minutes to get where I needed to go.
Then we moved to Houston.
Now, if something is 15 to 20 minutes away - I could not be happier to go there.

When we lived in the Tabor house my drive to school was 45 minutes on a good day, and an hour on a bad day.
I look back on the days I complained and laugh at myself.
If only I could have that drive back!

Last week it took me 2 hours to get to my summer class.
That's right, 2 hours!
This is because I am driving to the exact other side of Houston at the time that everyone else is leaving town.
Boo to U of H for this awful planning on their part!

This is the route I took last week. Straight through the middle of Houston.
50 miles. Travel time 2 hours in traffic.
See, I wasn't kidding about the other side of town!

Today I will try this route.
The ole reach around, hopefully missing all the traffic.
I'll let you know how it goes!

And I might print these maps and use them as wall decorations!


  1. I'm an insufferable WIMP when it comes to traffic. If my drive home takes me an extra six minutes I really start to wonder what the world is coming to. I don't envy you but hope you can find make your time in the car as productive as possibly. I've finished over a dozen books on audio this year so far. Once I heard a speaker term this as "Automobile University." There's no shortage of topics you could master during your commute this semester! -bro. boz

  2. Yes, traffic is a killer! I have been trying to find my textbooks on audio so that I can get the reading done while I drive, but I haven't been successful yet. Who knows, maybe I'll learn a second language over the next year! ha!

  3. Seeing the phrase, 'the ole reach around' is a mike-ism. he's obviously rubbing off on you!!!


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