Wednesday, March 4, 2020

When I Drive To My Son's Place...

...in Benton, AR - from where I live near Texarkana, TX - it's a drive of about one hour and forty-five minutes to two hours. That's for travel of approximately 127 miles one way. That makes me smile because when I drove from my home in Mineola, NY to my office in Manhattan (in NYC), it would take anywhere from an hour and fifteen minutes to an hour and a half, one way, and that time frame was considered pretty darned good - an hour was amazing. It once took me about 4.5 hours to drive that same distance going home from work and the shortest drive time took about 35-40 minutes but that was at about 0400 in the morning. The thing was that drive only was all of 26 miles each way. I do not miss the traffic in and around NYC.

All the best,
Glenn B

2 comments:

Witold Pilecki said...

I was an over-the-road truck driver based in Kommiecticut, that delivered twice a week to that shit hole known as NYC. I would roll out of the yard at 03:30 AM to beat the traffic, get down there before 6, and then sit until 07:00 to 07:30 AM waiting to make the first delivery. Beating the traffic was not guaranteed though, because depending on the weather or if someone messed up on I-95 all bets were off. In that case the entire day could be hosed. If I missed my appointment at the union controlled loading dock on a construction site for example, they would just send me away to return another day. Every trip down there was a freakin' combat mission. I didn't realize how much I hated it until I wasn't doing it any more.

Glenn B said...

"I didn't realize how much I hated it until I wasn't doing it any more."

I know exactly what you mean. It is one heck of a relief not to be driving in that shit any more!