Mon Oct 9, 5:20 am: Always good to start a long road trip early in the morning. I wake up easily and am somewhat excited for the trip back. Another nice surprise is that Jeff (my old boss) is up to greet us and say goodbye. What a guy.
6:00 am: Pick up Joel and Allie. Say goodbye to Joel's mother and to Tony. Not quite sure how he is going to get to the airport tomorrow, but it will add to the drama and adventure, I'm sure.
9:30 am: Time for traditional McDonald's breakfast at rest stop, but we settle for Burger King. At the rest stop I realize that we missed our highway when I-80/90 split before Cleveland. But it is a minor inconvenience since the roads still parallel each other.
12:30 pm: Allie is driving after Kim drove in the morning. It is so nice to have four of us driving during this trip as opposed to the usual two of just Kim and I. Kind of a quiet trip back as we are all tired from the busy weekend.
4:30 pm: Still driving.
6:30 pm: Still driving, will we ever get there?
7:30 pm: We drop Joel and Allie off at their place in Cambridge, but we still have 45 minutes to drive home. Joel tries to give us directions back as it is very tricky getting around this area with tons of one-ways.
8:30 pm: Lost in downtown Boston. Frustrated and quick-tempered at his point. Kim and I just want to be home. So tired. And hungry. And low on gas.
9:00 pm: Finally near home. Get McDonald's and gas. Ate one of them. At this point not sure of which.
9:15 pm: Home. What a great place to be. Plop on the couch, turn on the tube and eat. What a great thing to do.
9:45 pm: Kim and I hit the bed and are asleep before we know it. Dreaming about what a great trip we had, what great friends we have and what great sleep we will have.