Here is something I learned about myself over the last couple of days... I can still drive all day like an 18 year old BUT I don't want to!
Friday, 3AM my daughter and I headed off to Milwaukee expecting to get there by 4:PM that afternoon.
850 miles one way. HOWEVER after the 1st 100 miles we linked up with a fast moving, sever weather front headed East. For approximately 600 miles we were in a constant downpour with a quarter to a sixteenth mile of visibility. What should have taken 12 hours was a 17 hour drive. I was pulling a camper and Tina was driving a car she was not familiar with. It was HELL! And then of course we are in the downtown of a big city totally unaware of where our destination was. Once we found it I was informed there was no where I could park the camper so I ended up driving about 50 miles back out of town to a rest area to sleep.
In the end it was all worth it for Dad to see his daughter off to college. For breakfast Tina drove back out towards me and we met about halfway from the rest area at a Perkins in Delafield. Sally K. & David L. Hanson met us there and even bought us breatfast. They were so helpful!!! Sally and David had great advice for Tina and assured her that they were there for her should she need anything while she at Milwaukee Institute for Art and Design.
This is the 1st time I've met active fellow Active Rainers in the 10 plus years I've been part of Active Rain. WHAT A BLESSING!
After breakfast I headed home and it was a fairly uneventful drive home. This time I could see where I was going and I did actually make the trip in under 13 hours. 1700 miles in two days... I'm pretty sure I don't want to do that again.