Turkey Day Trek

For Thanksgiving, I made the trek home.  Normally this isn’t that bad.  It is 5.5 hours, but it doesn’t seem like it’s that long.  However, this time, the weather didn’t want to cooperate.  The Midwest was set to get its first snowstorm of the year, which of course means retarded drivers.  Instead of battling it in Chicago, I decided to try and outrun it by heading to Indianapolis first, and then head North.  I’m definitely glad I went that way, since I was able to avoid the snow until Fort Wayne.  Plus, the traffic was greatly reduced than what it would’ve been in Chicago.  However, going the other way still didn’t aid in shaving off any time.  Instead of being a 5.5 hour journey it ended up being close to 8.  As much fun as going 35 down the freeway sounds…

What made it that much worse was just outside of Ann Arbor, the freeway becomes three lanes, and by that time the roads were just wet (no lake effect).  You’d think that speeds would go back to normal, but no, people still felt the need to go below 40.  My speed delta during the snow/rain was MPH.  It was loads of fun.

Thanksgiving was good: fried turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, pumpkin pie, etc.  It was nice not having to be at work, which, unfortunately hasn’t gotten any better.  I helped my parents get a couple of new TV’s, got some of the grease used for the turkey fry (biodiesel), played some xbox on said new TV, and put up Xmas lights. 

All and all, not a bad weekend.