Sunday, February 18, 2007
Washington--land of many wonders
I'm in Washington for the weekend. We drove through the night on Thursday, which was a little dangerous, I'm not going to lie. I will now describe our near death experiences. First, the first three hours I couldn't see a thing (including the lines on the road) with all of the rain, fog and snow (very white knuckle for the first couple of hours)--it's a miracle we stayed on the road. Next, at 5am I was fighting to keep my eyes open (yes this is when you ask someone else to drive, but we only had an hour or so left), and I slowly closed my eyes, veering for the side of the road, and Katie grabbed my hand on the wheel and I was scarred into sleeplessness for the next hour. Finally, a not-so-near-death experience, but evidence of my extreme fatigue, while stopped at a red light in Yakima I saw the adjacent light turn green and though it meant green for me. I drove straight through our red light. Meghan was like . . . uh Kristin what are you doing? Luckily, no one was at/in the intersection, so it wasn't disastrous. But, come on, who runs a red light AFTER stopping for it? Anyway, we made it to Yakima (or Crackima as my friend Renae calls it) and my mom picked me up Friday morning.
It has been a nice break, filled with nice home-type things like couches, tv, sleep, food. Oh, wait, my apartment has those things too . . . except for maybe food. It really has been nice. I got most of my homework done before I left, so I feel guilt-free in my relaxation, which rarely happens at school.
These pictures are of me and my little sister in our car. And the other one is my sister glamourously posing in front of our new deck.
Tomorrow is another 12hours+ of driving. At least it will be during the day.
Posted by Kristin at 4:05 PM