Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

On The Road

It took me two hours to get to Vacaville this week -- twice what it took a week ago. What looked like clear roads on the online traffic map turned into congestion in the time between me logging off and actually getting on the road. Going up I-680 wouldn't have done me much better, unfortunately, as there was apparently an accident on the Benecia Bridge as well.

Including stopping longer than planned to eat at Vacaville, I'm now substantially behind my original schedule, and am going to have to eschew my usual slow-road policy on I-5 in order to make up time and get to Ashland (where my non-refundable hotel reservation awaits me) at a not-too-unreasonable hour. Fortunately, the weather is good and the roads are clear.

Driving along I-5, I saw a sign for Java Stop ("free internet") and since it was at a point where I needed to stop for a diabetic blood test anyway (blood sugar 179 thanks to eating-and-driving without exercise, boo), I got off at Williams and checked mail. Now I must get going. Time's a-wasting, and it's still around 230 miles to go.

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