Friday, November 23, 2012
Phew! What a trip! Over the river and through the woods has a whole different meaning after our 330 mile plus journey to my brother's house for Thanksgiving.
On paper, the trip takes 6 hours and 9 minutes. In reality, the trip there took us 10 hours. We passed two horrific multi-car crashes on the freeway. One was so bad that fire fighters had to cut the top off of a car to get the passengers out. The entire freeway was rerouted around that area - that took quite a bit of time. We prayed for both firefighters and victims while we waited our turn to be waved on by.
We also had to go over a high mountain pass. According to Department of Transportation cameras, the normal pass was pretty bad so I chose to take an alternate route - still about the same number of hours but supposedly better conditions. The pass was snowy and icy and we had to go pretty slowly. But God kept us safe.
The trip was worth it though. We had a wonderful time with my brother and his family. We laughed, played games, and had wonderful meals. We also had a very meaningful devotional time of giving thanks to God.
I went off of my diet for the duration of our trip. By that, I mean that I ate items with sugar and wheat, even though I did stick to my caloric goals. I didn't have any reactions the first day. Today (a day after) I am in searing pain. Is that because I am now reacting to the foods? Or is it because we made the (uneventful) trip back home and I am now in a much wetter climate? Or is it because I was going on adrenaline while I was there and am now suffering the effects?