I hate to drive long distances, at least without having a good audio book in the CD player.
When I started my drive home, about 100 miles in from the start of my journey, I got pulled over by the police. I was pissed because I knew I wasn’t speeding, and I couldn’t figure out what was going on. The police officer strolled up to my passenger window and asked me what was going on. He said he saw me riding off of the road. Now I hug the road edge but to be riding off of the road I would have had to go over those slashes in the road that alert people they are going off of the road, and that I did not do!
He started asking me if I had been drinking and other odd questions. I told him I was driving home from a blogger’s conference and showed him my conference tag, and he said okay and left. It was very bizarre, perhaps he was the one that was drinking! Okay, that wasn’t so perfect huh…
About 300 miles into my journey on the route home, I was bored (and I didn’t like the audio book that I had playing so I stopped it). Instead I started thinking about blogging and tried to come up with some clever ideas to pursue. I admit that my focus on the road at this time wasn’t 100%, but there weren’t many cars (or semi-trucks) around at that time, so I jotted down some ideas I was thinking about blogging… I was wondering if they were good, when I looked up and saw the thickest stub of a rainbow to my right that I had even seen. It looked like a tree stump of colors. At first I thought “WOW” and I was sure that many would consider this a sight! But then I thought no, a sight would be a full rainbow across the sky. Ironically, about 15 seconds after thinking that, POW, the rainbow is fully across the sky (very stunning actually). Even though I’m not superstitious, I still feel optimistic about the ideas I came up with… funny how thinks like the sudden rainbow can do that (especially since it wasn’t raining on me at the time (obviously in the distance where the rainbow showed up, it was…)
About a half and hour later, I look in my mirror and I noticed the sun setting into a corn field. In many ways that sunset reminded my summer vacation when I would watch the sunset at Captiva Island, except instead of going down into the ocean, it went down into the corn plants. After it was almost set I noticed the dark amber clouds from the sun setting, they too were beautiful. I actually drew some energy from the entire sequence of nature’s color display!
It might not seem like a lot, but seeing such a display was the perfect conclusion to a wonderful weekend (minus being pulled over and after I stopped wish I had gotten a rental car instead). At least I didn’t get a ticket, probably because I’m a blogger, lol!
I hope the other pf bloggers had as great of a journey home as I did!