Years ago, my boyfriend and I travelled across the country in my new sports car. I am not normally a traveller, especially by airplane so driving in my new car made it much more pleasurable.
We started in Ontario and drove to Nashville, Tennessee. This is a place I had always wanted to check out. We took in the Grand Ole Opry and a few landmarks. Of course we went shopping and dancing. Back in the day we did love to go out two-stepping.
On our route back we continued to drive through the States. When we got to Montana the weather channel was calling for a possible tornado so that freaked me out. Sure enough as we were driving, my boyfriend noticed a funnel cloud off in the distance.
I thought sure it was my destiny to die now on this road trip. Those thoughts were part of my life long anxiety issues. I was always so afraid of dying. I asked him to pull over and stop driving. I didn’t want to be driving when the funnel cloud came at us. He laughed and said it was quite a distance away from us. He said we had time to find somewhere to stay for the night.
Finally, we came to a motel that had vacancies and we hunkered down for the night. The next day the funnel cloud was gone, the storm was no longer a threat and we carried on through the rest of the States and back in to Canada.
I don’t know why I have always been so afraid of travelling. I use to have to travel every year to my parents home province as a kid, until I was 13. We always drove by car. It was a long drive, only stopping for the occasional bathroom break and maybe some french fries instead of dried out sandwiches. We never had any major incidents so I should have been comfortable driving in a car as an adult.
To this day I avoid travelling as much as I can, whether it is by plane or by car and certainly not by train. If you are getting ready to travel, I hope your journey is pleasurable and safe. Have a great day!
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