While running toward the light, I needed a damn drink.
Here's what I forgot to take into consideration. Sometimes maps are wrong. Sometimes maps fail to understand construction and detours. Sometimes maps forget, I panic if it's not the way the map says it's suppose to be..
So, in usual Judy fashion, I plan on being there early. At least being able to find it, then go shopping while I wait ... I was in town by 12:30 by appointment was at three.. lots of time dudes..
I head out on 18.. just like it says on the map.. here's the curve.. here's the other curve.. here's scenic drive exit.. nope not that one.. need 4400 street exit.. moving on.. wait what the fuck was that?? That was the airport.. where the hell was that exit.? I know if I go past the airport I'm too far..
What the hell did that sign just say? 4 miles to J,.C. HOLY SHIT I'M LOST AND THERE IS NO EXIT... um wait.. there's an exit.. ok .. headed back to town..
Now, I had googled this shit enough to know that there was a way to get there from my daughter's doctor office.. I certainly knew how to get there.. back around, up, over, turn.. stop.. run in to the business to ask how to get where I'm going.. um. I'm sorry, there is no such street.. go down scenic drive until you find frontage road.. exit.. and it goes right to the spot you need..
kk thanks.. varooom varroooom.. down the road.. until I see.. OH FUCK ME RUNNING.. IT'S 18 AGAIN.. I flip the damn thing around.. and head back. no frontage road...
go back to another business.. get the same instructions.. I know that is wrong.. another business.. another business.. all telling me the same thing.. BULL FUCKING SHIT.. you are wrong.. but I thank them and leave..
OK kid, here's what is going to happen.. You know the name of the two streets you are looking for. You know if you go down scenic drive far enough, the worse that will happen is you hit 18, hang a left and go back home.. calling today's project an epic fail.
There was no traffic.. so I just drove slow.. looking for anything that said frontage road...
wait.. what does that say? BRITT FARM. holy shit.. I'm close, I remember seeing that on the map.. I go even slower.. still no traffic..
wait.. that sign says Skyway.. THAT'S THE ONE I WANT... I hang a hard right,, and damn.. there is the other street.. just turn.. turn now bitch.. turn...
and what do I see? the very place I've been looking for.. The very place that is 29 miles from my home.. the very place that I have now driven 58 miles to find.. I'm here..
I stop, check with a security guard to make sure I'm where I should be.. He starts visiting with me cause I'm sure I had the WHAT THE FUCK? look on my face.. Come to find out he's from my area in Nebraska.
He starts laughing and says.. Hey kid, I drive here every day and I've missed the exit three times last month alone.. You see, when they put the new signs up for the new exits.. they renamed them.. they are not by numbers and you have little to no warning..
I laughed and said, well i don't feel so dumb now. I explained I wasn't sure I could find my way back to scenic drive because I was so turned around. He said, well if all else fails just keep going on the round about till you find Eurika, come back and I'll lead you out.. We had a smoke together, talked about back home.. and laughed..
Needless to say, I found my way back out. If I were to get the job, I'm not sure I can find the place from 18, but I sure know how to get there from the doctors office.. lol..
Traveling with me is on the top 15 list if you have ever read that post.. NOW YOU KNOW WHY.. never a dull moment with me behind the wheel..
have a wonderful day and remember.. ROCK IT SOLID,, but don't spill your drink..
Rays of Light from Judy Susan