Left Arcata at 11 this morning to head to friend Mollie’s outside of Lodi. It took four hours to get to Redding, thanks to tons of construction along Route 299. Twice, I had enough time to put the car in park and snap photos because we were waiting for at least 15 minutes to go down the one-lane highway.
Had meant to go down Route 99, but decided that driving down I-5 was worth the saved time and the traffic median.
Even though today was nearly 8 hours of driving, it (and this entire trip, really) did make me realize how much I’ve missed just the sheer act of it. There’s just this sense of freedom you get when you’re out on the road, singing along to some song and taking in the scenery you’re passing by.
Might need to do more road trips in the future. And maybe should get a car.