Monday, February 27, 2012

Adam, Traveling

Welcome home signs from Emma and Mark.  (Braeden's not really a pen and paper kind of guy.) Incidentally I am glad Emma wrote her whole name.  We have so many Emmas around here that it's hard to know which one is which...

Recently Adam was on a business trip.  He had four hours+ before his flight left Louisville, KY and he was about two hours away from Louisville.  He called me and described the countryside of Indiana.  (It's very gray and brown in February apparently.  I think he is a little spoiled by green all winter.  You know, the Evergreen State.)  He told me he was going to explore for awhile.  I would have arrived at the airport early and found a quiet corner to read.  Adam instead drove down country roads, seeing what there was to see.

He called me a few hours later.  He said, "I feel panicked."  He usually has to tell me when he feels panicked because he didn't sound panicked.  He's usually quite calm unless he stubs his toe.  (Then, yikes.)  He said, "According to Google maps, I am 2 hours and 15 minutes from Louisville.  And my flight leaves in 2 hours."  He explained that he'd gotten lost on his rural Indiana expedition.

"So what are you going to do?" I asked.  I meant what are you going to do since you are going to miss your flight.

He said, "Drive really fast."

"You won't make it," I said.

"I might not," he said, which was sort of a major concession for him because, like I said, he's not an alarmist.  "Actually," he added, "I'll probably make it and then I won't learn my lesson."

I would have been hyperventilating if I'd been with him but I just told him good luck.

According to his receipt, he checked in his rental car at 6:36 p.m.

At 6:44 p.m., he called me from his seat.  On the plane, which left Louisville at 7:00 p.m.

I'm guessing he didn't learn his lesson.

But I'm glad.  Today Mark and I are joining him on another trip and who knows what adventures are in store.   I wanted to take Braeden and Emma too but they have to stay for school.  (School!  Humph! Who needs it?)  Maybe it's a good thing we're leaving them home.  Otherwise, I may not be willing to come back.  We're going to Palm Desert, CA and word on the street is, it's sunny and warm there.


Olivia Cobian said...

Have a wonderful trip! I look forward to hearing about it!

stephanie l johnson said...

Feeling a little jealous and hope that you have so much fun together. We had sun here today, but oh, so chilly.



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