Saturday, September 27, 2014 – MA
Today, I started heading from the middle of the long state east. Way more people, towns and traffic and more highway driving. I’m not sure why there are green dots on highways. They are not nearly as beautiful as the back roads.
Speaking of highways, the sun was setting while on a highway and I couldn’t see to the road signs and I totally cut someone off merging and received the longest honk of my life. By this time in the day I had been driving for 5 hours, was tired, and was trying to find my way back onto the green dots after a detour forced by a missed road sign. It was not a good combination. I got off the highway as quickly as I could (ended up getting back on the highway by accident and then right back off again). It was one of those driving in circles days (literally).
The next thing that I absolutely had to do was find a road I could walk on. I’ve discovered that the urge to get out and walk is as strong as the urge to go to the bathroom and I’ve spent as much time frantically looking for an inviting road to walk along as looking for the next gas station to relieve myself! It makes sense since my body and mind are used to a 1 to 2 hour daily walk in San Rafael Park and I wasn’t spending nearly the car time as I am now. A walk always turns my mental state around no matter how I feel. Whether walking down the sidewalks of a small town in the middle of nowhere or down a road full of trees, meadows and occasional houses and farms I always feel a million times better and my day is not successfully complete without it.