Lessons from a road trip

We left home at 4:00 on Thursday, right from the parking lot of the kids school, for a long weekend to D.C. Here are some things we learned along the way.

A good bathroom on a road trip in Ethiopia is still worse than the worse bathroom on a road trip in the States.

Never go to a restaurant attached to a gas station. It is always 2x as slow and 2x as dirty as a regular KFC.

When there is no logical reason for a traffic jam it is very frustrating.

There are 2 kinds of people. The people who merge to the right when the sign says left lane closed, and the people who stay on the left until the last second.
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There are 2 sub-categories of these people. People who drive on the shoulder at 70 MPH until the exit 2 miles away and semi trucks who straddle lanes to not allow those left lane people and shoulder people to pass. I love those semis!

We will always choose the food/gas/bathroom exit that, we realize, at the very last second, that the restaurant/gas stations are 3 miles down the road instead of 0.3 miles and of course we get back on the highway and the next exit is 76 miles away.

A beautiful sunset over the countryside makes me happy. But not my kids. They still prefer Angry Birds.
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