Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Safely in Indy
Miss D. and I made it to Indianapolis early this evening, tired but safe. The drive up from Nashville was easier than previous trips, with notably less traffic. This might have been due to being the middle of a work week, not peak holiday season. However, I couldn't help but notice that there were many fewer trucks on the road than we're used to seeing. Since they move most consumer goods in America from importers and manufacturers to distribution centers to retailers, I suspect business and commerce are still very subdued compared to a few years ago.
We had a little excursion in Louisville, KY, where road construction made getting through the city a bit of a traffic nightmare. Instead of our normal route up I-65, we found ourselves diverted onto I-64. The exits and merges weren't very well signposted, so we found ourselves wandering the streets of Clarksville, IN for half an hour, trying to find a way back onto I-65 North. It wasn't much fun, and both of us had some sulfurous things to say about the signs (or lack thereof) on local roads. Still, thanks to the help of smartphone navigation, we made it in the end.
Tomorrow will be a day of shopping for mead, visiting with Mad Mike and friends, and relaxing. The next morning it'll be off to Ohio to visit Miss D.'s family, as well as spend some time with Cedar and her First Reader.