|Rental car and Big Whitey|
I spent two days in Dallas, unfettered and untethered, while Himself took a class about safety or spaceships or something. Since the majority of the time we are in the truck where Himself is captain of the ship and in control of all things and I am a merely a passenger along for the ride, it was a real treat.
Although, since I drive so infrequently, it takes me a while to get the hang of things like looking where I'm going, watching for road signs, and not killing anyone.
Sure, everyone knows texting and driving is dangerous but a Tumbleweed let loose on the highways is probably equally hazardous. For the first hour anyway. After that my natural ninja-like driving skills take over and all is well with the world.
Driving fast, music blasting from the speakers, going nowhere and everywhere all at once gives me the feeling that anything is possible. I get the same feeling with my first cup of coffee, that the world is mine and I will accomplish great things that day.
Of course, I don't. I get sidetracked easily, put things off, or get stuck in traffic--literal and metaphorical--still, I relish the feeling; it gives me hope. Tomorrow's another day, right?
I like driving around aimlessly and even if I don't know where I'm going I never feel lost. Even if I am.
I visited an old friend and took care of some truck stuff but otherwise had no real plans.
I got the big idea to walk around downtown and maybe find the grassy knoll and solve the whole JFK conspiracy thing, but that didn't pan out. Mainly because:
A: Every man, woman, and child within 1,000 mile area was also walking around and hogging up all the parking spaces.
B: It was 198 degrees in the shade and walking with a dog among the concrete jungle didn't seem too fun. Plus, Jas probably would have peed on the grassy knoll and ruined any hope of evidence.
We found some relatively shady hiking trails but Jas and I both have an aversion to being hot, so we mainly drove around with the air conditioning on listening to music.
And the world was mine. For a while anyway.